The ATP Mutua Madrid Open quarter-finals take place this Friday with Kei Nishikori and Novak Djokovic fighting for a spot in the following round. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Nishikori vs. Djokovic
The defending champion – Novak Djokovic – is still looking for his first Masters 1000 title in 2017. Despite his lack of success this season, Djokovic is slowly returning to his best level. In addition, the Serbian is also showing a good attitude on court. Novak’s victory in the opening round against Nicolas Almagro is a good example of that with the former world no.1 recovering from 0 – 3 down on the 3rd set.
Despite spending almost two months away from competition due to a wrist injury, Kei Nishikori returned at a very good level in Madrid. However, there are still some concerns regarding Nishikori’s physical conditions with his right wrist heavily strapped. Taking a look now at Kei’s campaign in Madrid, the 2014 runner-up reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 – 4 6 – 3 win against David Ferrer.
Looking now at the odds for this contest, Pinnacle offers the highest price ever for Djokovic to beat Kei with the Serbian at 43/100. On the other hand, Nishikori is available at 2/1 at Coral. With Novak winning all their last 10 encounters, it’s impossible to go against the former world no.1. Besides the value on Djokovic’s moneyline, his -3.5 game handicap at 9/10 at Pinnacle is also a great approach for this match.