Shapovalov vs. Mannarino
Against all expectations, Denis Shapovalov became the youngest player in history to reach the quarter-finals of a Masters 1000 event with only 18 years old. Besides defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round, the Canadian teenager shocked the world with a three-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the previous match. With the Montreal crowd getting behind their man, it won’t be easy for anyone to defeat Shapovalov on this tournament.
The world no.42 – Adrian Mannarino – is trying to extend France’s success in Montreal after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s triumph in 2015. Playing in North-America brings the best out of Mannarino with the 29-year-old winning 77.78% of the matches played on this region in 2017 on Masters 1000 events. Adding to this, Adrian reaches this stage of the competition without dropping a single set.
Despite Mannarino’s higher experience at this level, it’s impossible to find any value on his current tennis odds at 59/100 at Pinnacle. On the other hand, 5Dimes offers tremendous value on Shapovalov’s moneyline at 8/5. With this in mind, our advice is for you to go with the 18-year-old to produce another astonishing victory on this event.
Best Play: Denis Shapovalov ML at 8/5 at 5Dimes
Zverev vs. Anderson
After his brilliant run at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Alexander Zverev is trying to become the first player outside the big four to win two Masters 1000 events in the same year since David Nalbandian in 2007. Taking a look now at Alexander’s campaign on this event, the 20-year-old German reaches this stage of the competition after his first ever win over Nick Kyrgios.
After a slow start to 2017, Kevin Anderson is going through one of the best moments in his career with an outstanding 14 – 4 record since Roland Garros. Adding to this, the 6’8’’ South-African couldn’t have asked for more in Montreal. Besides not dropping a single set so far on this event, the world no.32 ended his 3rd round match against Sam Querrey with 31 winners and only 19 unforced errors.
Looking now at the odds for this encounter, Zverev is the main favourite at 11/25 at Pinnacle while William Hill offers 2/1 for Kevin’s victory. Despite Anderson’s brilliant campaign in Montreal, it’s hard to ignore Alexander’s recent results. Adding to this, the German won all their previous three meetings. Therefore, our advice is for you to place a bet on Zverev’s -1.5 Set Handicap at 123/100 at Pinnacle as the best play for this contest.