Don’t miss our top tennis play for this Friday’s action in Estoril with Kevin Anderson and Richard Gasquet fighting for a place in the semi-finals. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Anderson vs. Gasquet
Playing in Estoril brings great memories to Richard Gasquet with the 2015 champion presenting an outstanding 14 – 3 career record on this event. Despite his lack of competitive rhythm in recent months, Gasquet didn’t experience any problems on his debut in Estoril against Carlos Berlocq with the Argentinean winning only 47.37% of his service points.
The former world no.10 – Kevin Anderson – continues his successful run in Estoril. Known as one of the biggest servers on the ATP World Tour, Anderson is never an easy opponent to face. Looking now at Kevin’s campaign on this event, the South-African reaches this stage of the competition after defeating two qualifiers – Salvatore Caruso and João Domingues. Despite the easy draw, Anderson was on the brink of elimination in the previous round against the Portuguese qualifier.
This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players with Gasquet leading on the h2h by 5 – 3.
Even though Anderson won their last encounter in Cincinnati last season, it won’t be easy for the South-African to repeat the feat on clay. Adding to this, Anderson was far from impressive on his 2nd round match against Domingues. Having said that, Gasquet is the main favourite to win this match with Pinnacle offering 14/25 for the French to secure a place in the semi-finals while Kevin is available at 8/5 at William Hill.