Tennis Betting Advice - June 2020

Rogers for a repeat at 4/1…

Monday 8th June 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • GST Tours Matchplay 120, USA…
  • Fernandez v Rogers, 5pm…
  • Patrick talking a good game…

Rogers for a repeat at 4/1…

The GST Matchplay series continues in Florida today, and one match catches my eye with the price in mind.

Yesterday we spoke about the 2-1 Set Betting patterns in these women’s matches. Here’s another one with the potential to go the distance…

Leylah Fernandez v Shelby Rogers

The bookies make this one 50-50, with the teenager Fernandez at 4/5 (1.80) to win, and Rogers around 10/11 (1.91).

Age is on Leylah’s side, with the 17-year-old Canadian looking set for a very bright future in the sport. However, today’s 27-year-old opponent Shelby Rogers beat the youngster last week. And as we discussed on Saturday, Fernandez is still a bit too inconsistent to back with much faith when priced on the shorter side of the odds, as she is here.

Fernandez has lost two out of three matches in this GST series. The two defeats both paid out on the 2-1 Set Betting score, including v Rogers on 1st June.

As with Jessica Pegula’s 2-1 win over the teenager at the weekend, I can see today’s match featuring a twisty scoreboard, with the older player finishing the stronger. Rogers to win 2-1 appeals as a 4/1 (5.00) shot.

GST Tours Matchplay 120 – Women:

5pm UK time

  • Set Betting – Shelby Rogers to win 2-1 v Leylah Fernandez is 4/1 (5.00) with Skybet, 888 Sport, Unibet, Sportingbet, Bwin, 19/5 (4.80) Ladbrokes, Coral, 15/4 (4.75) Bet365, BetVictor, 7/2 (4.50) Betfred

Latest odds here

Patrick talking a good game…

Patrick Mouratoglou’s Ultimate Tennis Showdown starts this coming weekend. Set to take place over five weekends at his tennis academy on the French Riviera, this new event promises to shake things up in terms of player engagement and match presentation…

Mouratoglou – coach to the stars, including Serena Williams – has been pretty outspoken in the PR spin to hype up his new competition. Saying that he believes tennis is stuck in the past, with old codes of conduct stifling players’ personalities on court and having a detrimental effect on tennis as a ‘product’ to attract new fans. You can read the article with the interview I’m referring to here.

He's not everyone’s cup of tea. But Patrick’s Ultimate Tennis Showdown is looking like being the most professionally organised and presented event on the new schedule so far, with some big names taking part including Stefanos Tsitsipas. This should make the event well worthy of our attention when the first matches get underway this weekend.

In the meantime, I’ll be back throughout the week as we continue to monitor the schedules across Europe and the USA for standout players & prices.

Enjoy the tennis,

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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