Against our expectations, Juan Martin Del Potro proved too strong for Alexander Zverev. Regardless of this Friday’s outcome, the 2009 US Open champion already secured his return to the top-20 for the first time since October 2014. Taking a look now at Del Potro’s numbers on the previous round, the Argentinean only allowed his opponent to win 17.33% of the points played on his serve. Adding to this, Juan Martin ended the match against Zverev with an outstanding 1.79 winners / unforced errors ratio.
Viktor Troicki continues his impressive run at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Playing at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena brings the best out of Troicki with the Serbian winning 75.00% of the matches on his last three appearances on this event. As we mentioned in previous analysis, the fast court conditions in Shanghai are perfect for Troicki’s game style. In addition to his impressive average of 0.85 aces per service game, the Serbian won 95.00% of his service games on this event.
This will be the 7th career meeting between these two players with Troicki still looking for his first ever victory over this opponent.
Despite Viktor’s brilliant numbers on this event, Del Potro is a terrible match-up for the Serbian. For that reason, it’s not surprising to see Juan Martin as the undeniable favourite to win this match at 3/10 at Pinnacle while Bet365 offers 11/4 for Troicki’s victory. Due to the low price on Del Potro’s moneyline, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on his -1.5 Set Handicap at 49/50 at Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.