Haase vs. Federer
Roger Federer’s phenomenal run in 2017 continues. After defeating Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals, the 36-year-old Swiss improved his record this season to 34 – 2. Adding to this, the 19-time Grand Slam champion won all his last 15 matches on the ATP World Tour. Despite his sensational career numbers on Masters 1000 events, Federer is trying to win his first Rogers Cup title since 2006.
The world no.52 – Robin Haase – is trying to become the first unseeded player to reach a Masters 1000 final since Gilles Simon at the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters. Known for his powerful serve, Haase won 80.10% of the points with his 1st serve in Montreal. In addition to his successful run on this event, the 30-year-old Dutch is just one win away from an unprecedented appearance in the top 30.
Taking a look now at the odds for this encounter, Federer is the undeniable favourite to reach the final at 3/50 at Bet365 while Robin is available at 321/25 at Pinnacle. Despite Roger’s brilliant results in recent months, the Dutch won’t go down without a fight. Therefore, our advice is for you to place a bet on Haase’s +5.5 game handicap at 3/4 at Pinnacle as the best play for this match.
Best Play: Robin Haase +5.5 Game Handicap at 3/4 at Pinnacle
Shapovalov vs. Zverev
Regardless of this Saturday’s outcome, Denis Shapovalov already secured a place in the top 70 for the first time in his career. At the age of 18, Shapovalov became the youngest player ever to reach the Rogers Cup semi-finals. Looking now at Denis’ campaign on this event, the Canadian teenager reaches this stage of the competition after three incredible wins over Juan Martin Del Potro, Rafael Nadal and Adrian Mannarino.
Alexander Zverev couldn’t have asked for a better start to the US Open series. After winning the Internazionali BNL D’Italia earlier this year in Rome, the 20-year-old is trying to become the first player outside the big four to win two Masters 1000 titles in the same year in 10 years. Known as one of the best servers in the game, Zverev won 91.67% of his service games in Montreal.
Despite Shapovalov’s incredible run, it’s impossible to go against Zverev at this moment. The bookmakers agree with us with the German as the heavy favourite at 1/5 at Coral while William Hill offers 4/1 for Denis’ victory. Due to the low price on Zverev’s moneyline, our suggestion is for you to take his -1.5 Set Handicap at 13/20 at Pinnacle.