Rublev vs. Tsonga
Andrey Rublev continues to impress in 2018. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, the 20-year-old holds an outstanding 81.82% winning record this year. Adding to this, the former junior world No.1 advanced to the Qatar ExxonMobil Open final to open his 2018 season. Taking a look now at Andrey’s campaign on this event, the Russian reaches this stage of the competition after an easy 6 – 2 6 – 1 victory over Jeremy Chardy in just 61 minutes.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is trying to become the third French player in history to win the title at the Open Sud de France. Playing on Indoor Hard Court brings the best out of Tsonga with the 32-year-old winning 83.33% of the matches played on this surface over the last 12 months. Known for having one of the best serves in the game, Tsonga fired an impressive average of 0.94 aces per service game on his debut in Montpellier against Nicolas Mahut. Nevertheless, the No.3 seed only won 25.23% of the points played on his opponent’s serve.
The bookmakers expect a close encounter with Tsonga as the slight favourite at 3/5 at Pinnacle while BetOnline offers 151/100 for Rublev’s victory. Even though we agree with Tsonga’s favouritism, it won’t be easy for the French to overcome such a dangerous opponent as Rublev. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on the Over 23 at 23/25 at Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.
Best Play: Over 23 at 23/25 at Pinnacle