Lopez vs. Schwartzman
Feliciano Lopez started his campaign in Madrid by defeating fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar in two sets. The 36-year-old, who is making his 17th consecutive appearance in Madrid, will succeed Manolo Santana as the tournament director in 2019. Lopez is the only player who played all the Mutua Madrid Open years since the event was born in 2002. Adding to this, the former world No.12 became the player with the most appearances at the Masters 1000 events after his first round match against Andujar.
Diego Schwartzman ended his 3-match losing streak on Monday with an impressive 6 – 1 6 – 3 victory over Adrian Mannarino. Known as one of the best clay-court players in the game, the Argentinean claimed the biggest title of his career and first ATP World Tour 500 trophy earlier this season in Rio de Janeiro. Nevertheless, the last months haven’t been easy for Diego with the 25-year-old winning only 40.00% of the matches played since his triumph in Brazil.
This will be the second career meeting between these two players with Feliciano leading on the h2h by 1 – 0 after his victory at the 2018 Sydney International.
Despite Schwartzman’s impressive numbers on red dirt, the fast conditions in Madrid should benefit the Spaniard on this match. On the other hand, Lopez will have a very strong support from the crowd and this will be a big advantage for him. For that reason, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Feliciano’s moneyline at 46/25 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best play for this contest.
Best Play: Feliciano Lopez ML at 46/25 at Pinnacle