The Internazionali BNL D’Italia semi-finals take place this Saturday with Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic fighting for a place in the decisive match. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Thiem vs. Djokovic
After reaching the Mutua Madrid Open Final last week, Dominic Thiem is now just one win away from another final on a Masters 1000 event. When looking at Thiem’s stats in the previous round against Rafael Nadal, the highlight clearly goes to his performance on longer rallies. Even though Nadal is famous for his baseline consistency, Dominic won 70.00% of the points with more than 9 shots on that match.
Novak Djokovic continues to pursue his 5th career title in Rome. After Rafael Nadal’s defeat in the previous round, Djokovic is now the undeniable favourite to lift the trophy. Looking now at Novak’s campaign in Rome, the four-time champion reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 – 1 6 – 4 victory over Juan Martin Del Potro. Besides ending the match with a terrific 1.14 winners/unforced errors ratio, Djokovic won 43.48% of the points on Del Potro’s serve.
At the age of 23, Thiem already defeated three members of the big 4. The only player left is Djokovic with the Serbian winning all their previous four meetings. Even though Dominic is a phenomenal clay-court player, Novak is a terrible match-up for him. Having said that, there is clear value on Djokovic’s tennis odds at 17/25 at Pinnacle while Bet365 offers 137/100 for Thiem’s victory.