ATP Monte Carlo Day 4 Betting Prediction

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Kohlschreiber vs. Wawrinka
One of the most interesting matches scheduled for this Wednesday counts with two players with terrific one-handed backhands – Philipp Kohlschreiber and Stan Wawrinka.

Wawrinka returns to a special tournament for him, with his single title in Masters 1000 events achieved two years ago in Monte Carlo. In fact, the three finals throughout Wawrinka’s career on Masters 1000 events where achieved on clay – besides his victory in Monte Carlo 2014 the Suisse lost in Rome 2008 and Madrid 2013. This is Stan’s first match on clay since his triumph last year at the French Open.

The two-time Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinalist, Kohlschreiber, is looking to win his first match as underdog on this event since 2010, when he defeated Andy Murray on the 2nd round. Philipp played at a very good level on his debut against Borna Coric, defeating the Croatian by 6 – 4 6 – 4.

This should be a high quality match between two of the best one-handed backhands on the tour. Wawrinka has the upper hand with 3 – 0 on h2h yet, Kohlschreiber is never an easy opponent to face. Stan is priced as favourite at 2/1 on BetVictor while Kohlschreiber is offered at 2/5 on William Hill.


Cuevas vs. Raonic
Other contest that takes place this Wednesday and deserves a closer look is the one between Pablo Cuevas and Milos Raonic.

The year of 2016 has been quite successful for Raonic so far yet, the Canadian will play the following months on his worst surface – clay. Despite not being as comfortable on clay like on other surfaces, Milos is an extremely competitive player on this surface with his powerful serve as his biggest weapon.

On the other hand, Cuevas loves to compete on clay with his best career results achieved on this courts. The Uruguayan already played some clay tournaments this year, winning two titles and achieving a remarkable victory over Rafael Nadal in Rio de Janeiro. In the first round, Cuevas survived after a monumental battle against Daniel Gimeno-Traver, with three tie breaks being required.

Both players are great servers and even though the slow conditions in Monte Carlo, it won’t be easy for any of them to break their opponent. Raonic is considered the favourite at 13/25 on Pinnacle Sports while Cuevas is offered at 7/4 on Bet365.