Kohlschreiber vs. Ramos-Vinolas
Playing in Monte Carlo brings great memories to Albert Ramos-Vinolas. A year ago, the 30-year-old advanced to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final with impressive victories over Andy Murray, Marin Cilic and Lucas Pouille. Known as one of the best clay court players in the game, Ramos-Vinolas started his campaign in the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters with a 6 – 3 6 – 3 win over Jared Donaldson. Despite Donaldson’s undeniable quality, the American player couldn’t find the answer to Albert’s extraordinary return with the No.15 seed winning 53.03% of the points played on Jared’s serve.
Philipp Kohlschreiber qualified for the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after a straight-sets victory against Tennys Sandgren. The former world No.16 hopes to go one step further this season after three consecutive defeats in the second round. Nevertheless, the past few months haven’t been easy for Kohlschreiber with the German winning only 40.00% of the matches played in 2018. Adding to this, Philipp suffered one of the toughest losses of his career in the Grand Prix Hassan II against Lamine Ouahab.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Kohlschreiber emerging victorious from their previous encounter at the 2013 BNL Internazionali D’Italia in Rome.
Despite Philipp’s lead on the h2h, the slow court conditions in Monte Carlo should benefit Ramos-Vinolas on this match-up. On the other hand, it’s always difficult for one-handed backhand players to face left handed opponents. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the tremendous value on Albert’s tennis betting odds to win this match at 6/5 at green listed bookmaker 5Dimes.
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