Tennis Betting Advice - April 2019

Rollover pick for today…

Friday 19th April 2019

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Young guns in Monte Carlo…
  • Rollover bet for this afternoon…
  • Four tournaments next week…

Young guns in Monte Carlo…

It’s quarter finals day at the Monte Carlo Masters. And although we don’t have any big-price picks in the running this time, the draw does look nicely poised for an entertaining Easter weekend of tennis.

The big two of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are still going strong. But the next six men below them in the pre-tournament Outright Winner betting are all out – including some big names like World No.3 Alexander Zverev and last year’s runner-up Kei Nishikori.

I went for two youngsters at big prices, teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime and 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas. They didn’t play to their best level this week, but both are definitely ones to watch on the clay this season and going forwards.

Two other Ones to Watch that we’ve followed in recent times are in the quarters though, suggesting there was nothing wrong with our policy of backing the young outsiders…

Daniil Medvedev (100/1) took out Tsitsipas in a close three-set match. The 22-year-old Russian is having his best ever week on clay, and is rewarded with the chance to play World No.1 Novak Djokovic today for a place in the semis.

In the other half of the draw, 22-year-old Borna Coric (66/1) is the bookies’ favourite to get past Fabio Fognini and set up a potential semi final v Nadal.

  • There are four tournaments next week – all on clay – and we’ll be delving into the Outright Winner markets with our first picks on Sunday night

The Rollover – bet No.3…

At the start of the month we kicked off our new Rollover bet. The aim is to roll a £10 stake over with match winner selections, cashing-out when we get to the £100 mark. I believe that’s an achievable target. We’re not reaching for the stars. And this new feature can add some extra excitement to our weekly tennis coverage.

  • The Rollover advice will always be to bet with bookies that void match bets for uncompleted matches. That way we’ll never lose our stake/ rollover pot due to a match retirement. Find out more about bookies’ rules here

After bet No.2 won last week the Rollover stake stands at £18.17. That goes on our next selection, wit the match scheduled for 2pm+ this afternoon:

Rollover bet:

  • Pablo Cuevas to beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver @ 2/9 (1.22)

Cuevas is an experienced pro on the clay and leads the career head-to-head v today’s opponent by three wins to zero. The Uruguayan is yet to drop a set at this week’s clay-court ATP Challenger event in Tunisia. Both men are 33 years of age but Cuevas is 121 places higher in the rankings and still playing regularly at a higher level on the tour.

Cuevas is 2/9 with Bet365, William Hill, BetVictor, Betway.

Latest odds here

I’ll be back on Sunday night, to get us ready for the Monday-morning start in next week’s four tournaments.

Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch