Don’t miss our two top tennis plays for this Wednesday’s action in Rome with the Internazionali BNL D’Italia Day 4 taking place. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixtures below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
ATP Rome – Sock vs. Vesely
At the age of 24, Jack Sock is going through the best moment in his career. Besides winning two titles already this season in Auckland and Delray Beach, Sock is currently on his career-high ranking as the world no.14. Looking now at Jack’s campaign on this event, the American reaches this stage of the competition after a three sets victory against one of the best clay-court players on the ATP World Tour – Diego Schwartzman.
Regardless of this Wednesday’s result, Jiri Vesely already secured his return to the top 60 next week. Playing on clay brings the best out of Vesely with a terrific 62.50% winning record while his overall record is only 55.71%. Adding to this, the Czech didn’t experience any problems on his debut in Rome with an easy 6 – 3 6 – 1 win over Daniel Evans.
This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Sock leading on the h2h by 3 – 1.
Despite Jack’s lead on the h2h, Vesely is always a tough opponent on this surface. Adding to this, the American is still looking for his first victory over Jiri on red dirt. With this in mind, it’s hard to find any value on Sock’s tennis betting odds to win this match at 11/20 at Pinnacle. On the other hand, BetVictor offers a very interesting price for Vesely’s victory at 17/10. Besides the value on the Czech’s moneyline, placing a bet on his +1.5 Set Handicap at 17/25 at Pinnacle might also be a good betting approach for this contest.
WTA Rome – Goerges vs. Jankovic
As we predicted in our Internazionali BNL D’Italia Day 2 analysis, Alison Riske couldn’t find the answer to Jelena Jankovic’s solid baseline game. Playing in Rome is always special for Jelena with a phenomenal 33 – 12 career record on this event. When looking at Jankovic’s numbers on her debut, the highlight goes to her return to serve with the Serbian winning 56.00% of the points on Riske’s serve.
Despite not winning a single match on the WTA Tour for over a month, Julia Goerges proved too strong for Kristina Mladenovic in the opening round. Known for her powerful serve and deadly forehand, Goerges only allowed one break of serve to the French throughout the entire match. Adding to this, the German ended the match with very good numbers – 29 winners / 28 unforced errors.
These two players know each other very well with their first encounter taking place in 2009. Jankovic is far from an easy match-up for the German with a 4 – 1 lead on the h2h. In addition, the Serbian won their most recent encounter earlier this year in Melbourne.
Due to Jankovic’s lead on the h2h and high-quality performance in the opening round, it’s hard to go against the former world no.1 on this match. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Jelena’s moneyline at 21/20 at Pinnacle while Coral offers 91/100 for Goerges’ victory.