Zverev vs. Kyrgios
The world no.8 – Alexander Zverev – continues his sensational US Open Series campaign. Besides winning the Citi Open title in Washington, the 20-year-old secured an unprecedented place in the Rogers Cup third round. Looking now at Zverev’s campaign in Montreal, the German reaches this stage of the competition after saving three match points in the previous round against Richard Gasquet. Despite his incredible victory, Alexander received treatment for an ankle injury during the 3rd set.
Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Nick Kyrgios. Known as one of the most charismatic players on the ATP World Tour, Nick holds an outstanding 78.57% winning record on Masters 1000 events in 2017. Adding to this, the 22-year-old Australian didn’t experience any issues on his previous two matches in Montreal against Viktor Troicki and Paolo Lorenzi with an impressive average of 1.06 aces per service game on this event.
This is already one of the most fascinating match-ups on the ATP World Tour with Kyrgios leading on the h2h by 2 – 0.
Despite Zverev’s brilliant results in recent weeks, it’s hard to go against Kyrgios. The Australian loves to play on the big stages and is also a terrible match-up for Alexander. Moreover, the German may not be in his best physical condition for this match due to an ankle injury. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Nick’s tennis betting odds at 89/100 at 5Dimes while Zverev is available at 53/50 at Pinnacle.
Best Play: Nick Kyrgios ML at 89/100 at 5Dimes
Monfils vs. Bautista Agut
Gael Monfils produced an incredible comeback to upset Kei Nishikori in the Rogers Cup 2nd round. Besides saving four consecutive match points in the decisive set tie break, the 30-year-old French also bounced back from a break down in the last two sets. Despite his sensational victory, it won’t be easy for Gael to play at his best this best this Thursday after spending almost three hours on court yesterday against Nishikori.
Regardless of this Thursday’s outcome, Roberto Bautista Agut already ensured his return to the top 15. Known as one of the best competitors in the game, Bautista Agut is always a tough opponent to beat. Adding to this, playing on Hard Court brings the best out of Roberto with 85.71% of his previous victories over top 10 opponents achieved on this surface. Looking now at Bautista Agut’s campaign in Montreal, the 29-year-old Spaniard reaches this stage of the competition after two straight sets victories over Tim Smyczek and Ryan Harrison.
This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Bautista Agut still searching for his first win against this opponent.
Despite Gael’s lead on the h2h, the French was far from consistent in the previous round with 28 winners and 51 unforced errors. On the other hand, Monfils may not be at 100% after spending so much energy on court yesterday. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on Bautista Agut’s moneyline at 26/25 at Pinnacle while Monfils is available at 91/100 at Ladbrokes.