Tennis Betting Predictions: ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Day 1 – Kokkinakis vs. Khachanov

By João Mourato14 April 2018
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Kokkinakis vs. Khachanov

Thanasi Kokkinakis will make his debut at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters this Sunday after being awarded a wildcard. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, Kokkinakis produced his best-ever performance to defeat Roger Federer a few weeks ago at the Miami Open. Adding to this, the 21-year-old became the lowest-ranked man to beat a world No.1 since Francisco Clavet upset Lleyton Hewitt in 2013.

Karen Khachanov lists clay and slow Hard Courts as his favorite surfaces. The Russian has been based in Barcelona for the past four years and that’s one of the main reasons for his success on red dirt. Khachanov hopes to extend his good results on this surface after reaching the French Open 4th round in 2017. On the other hand, the 21-year-old has proven to be an outstanding investment throughout his career on red dirt with a 24.40% ROI on this surface.

This should be a very interesting contest between two of the most talented young players in the game. Despite Thanasi’s brilliant run in Miami, the slow court conditions in Monte Carlo should benefit Khachanov on this match-up. Moreover, Kokkinakis hasn’t won a match on clay since the May 2015 at the French Open. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Karen’s moneyline at 63/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this match.

Best Play: Karen Khachanov ML at 63/100 at Pinnacle