Tennis Betting Advice - June 2020

Hanfmann the man in Germany today…

Wednesday 10th June 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • DTB German Pro Series…
  • Yannick Hanfmann v Tobias Simon…
  • Play starts 2.30pm…

Mixed fortunes for the teenagers…

In the end we didn’t need to worry about the time yesterday. The lunchtime match in Austria between Lukas Neumayer and Licas Mielder didn’t actually get going until much later in the afternoon. And when they did get on court, it proved one match too many for the teenager, with our pick Neumayer beaten in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

We had to wait around for the conclusion of our Monday match pick in Florida, too. We got the three-set scoreboard we were looking for, but this time it was Leylah Fernandez that took the 2-1 score-line, coming from a set down to beat our 4/1 Set Betting selection Shelby Rogers, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Resuming on Tuesday after rain stopped play on Monday, the 17-year-old Fernandez was in a hurry in that final set, notching the 6-0 ‘bagel.’

Back to Germany today…

Another week and another new event on the (post) lockdown tennis schedule, with the start of the DTB German Pro Series yesterday. This follows on from the Tennis Point Exhibition Series which kicked off the return of tennis in Germany at the start of May.

The new DTB German Pro Series is spread across a range of clay-court venues, and features a stack of players, initially competing in group stage matches.

Hanfmann v Simon

It’s day two of that new series today, and the player I like is Yannick Hanfmann, who has been one of the strongest performers in the German exhibition matches since the sport resumed.

World No.143 Hanfmann won his opening match 6-2, 6-0 this week, against Max Hans Rehberg (who is just 16 years of age). And while today’s opponent, 29-year-old Tobias Simon (No.431) should put up a better fight than the teenager, Hanfmann is a solid favourite and is my pick to claim the win.

Following the form back to that Tennis Point series last month, the 28-year-old German is on a nine-match winning streak. All of those were in straight sets, 2-0, too – although it’s worth noting that most were played in shorter sets. Today’s match is the standard best-of-three sets format.

Hanfmann and Simon have met once before on the recorded form, with Hanfmann winning 7-5, 6-4 on clay in Germany back in 2015.

Yannick is 1/3 (1.33) to win the match. The 2-0 Set Betting option appeals at a more palatable price.

DTB German Pro Series

2.30pm UK time

  • Set Betting – Yannick Hanfmann to win 2-0 v Tobias Simon is 17/20 (1.85) with 888 Sport, Unibet, 5/6 (1.83) William Hill, 3/4 (1.75) Betfred, 8/11 (1.73) Bet365, Skybet, NetBet, 10Bet, 7/10 (1.70) BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Coral

I’ll be back between now and the start of the weekend with more. The ‘Ultimate Tennis Showdown’ in France is due to start on Saturday, featuring some big names including Stefanos Tsitsipas…

Enjoy the tennis,

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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