The action continues in Estoril with the Millennium Estoril Open semi-finals taking place this Saturday. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Carreno Busta vs. Ferrer
Playing in Portugal brings great memories to Pablo Carreno Busta with the 2016 Estoril Open runner-up presenting an outstanding 18 – 5 career record on this event. Pablo is going through the best moment in his career after reaching the top 20 earlier this season. Looking now at Carreno Busta’s campaign in Estoril, the no.1 seed reaches this stage of the competition after defeating Tommy Robredo and Nicolas Almagro.
At the age of 35, David Ferrer’s glorious days are long gone. With a terrible 41.67% winning record in 2017, Ferrer is already ranked outside the top 30 for the first time since 2004. Despite his successful run in Estoril, David couldn’t ask for an easier draw on this event. After starting his campaign with an easy victory over the Portuguese Wild Card – Frederico Silva – Ferrer didn’t experience any problems in the following round against Ryan Harrison.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Ferrer winning their previous encounter three years ago in Wimbledon.
Despite David’s lead on the h2h, the former world no.3 is no longer the same player. On the other hand, Carreno Busta is in the form of his life. For that reason, it’s unlikely to see Ferrer overcoming his fellow countryman on this match. With this in mind, Carreno Busta is the main favourite to secure a place in the final with William Hill offering 4/5 for his triumph while Ferrer is available at 59/50 at Pinnacle.