Tennis Betting Advice - May 2020

Two picks in Germany this afternoon...

Sunday 10th May 2020

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  • Opelka takes the prize...

  • Exhibition schedule continues to grow...

  • Two picks in Germany this afternoon...

Opelka takes the prize...

The UTR Pro Match Series in Florida rolled right on to the playoff matches last night, with Reilly Opelka beating Miomir Kecmanovic in the final to take the prize money.

Opelka finished the weekend with a played 4, won 3 record. We were on the American for two of his wins, on Friday. 

Hubert Hurkacz finished 3rd, with Reilly’s ‘quarantine housemate’ Tommy Paul bringing up the rear in 4th.

There was a short turnaround once the two playoffs line-ups were decided on Saturday evening, meaning time & odds were hard to come by after the group matches were completed.

The UTR event goes down as a success though, billed as it was as the first professional sporting event to be held in the USA under the new coronavirus-dictated conditions. More will surely follow…

Exhibition schedule continues to grow...

In Europe, an exhibition event in Austria has been announced for later this month, featuring Australian Open runner-up Dominic Thiem.

There’s a big-looking one planned at a tennis academy in France, too. Spain are reportedly working on a national championship event. And other countries are lining up something similar, including even here in the UK this summer. Fingers crossed.

Germany was the first country to get the ball rolling with ‘lockdown’ tennis. The Tennis Point Exhibition Series continues today - see below. 

And elsewhere in Germany, a new, seven-week competition is being planned, too. That will give us lots of tennis to look forward to.

Two picks in Germany this afternoon...

The action continues in Germany today, with a dozen matches on the schedule and more to come...

The first instalment of the Tennis Point Exhibition Series this month consisted of eight players. Yannick Hanfmann won the inaugural event, and he’s near the top of the leaderboard again this weekend, too.

This second running of the Series expanded the roster to 12 players. Daniel Altmaier was one of the newcomers, and he’s doing well. After losing his very first match on Thursday (v top dog Hanfmann), the 21-year-old German reeled off victories in each of his next five matches across Friday & Saturday…

Looking at today’s schedule, two match picks stand out for us.

First up, I like Altmaier to continue his progress against Jan Choinski. As we noted the other day, the German-born British representative Choinski has got into the swing of things, too, including two against-the-odds wins over Hanfmann.

However, Altmaier, who is two years younger than Choinski and ranked over 100 places in the world higher, has a noteworthy 3-1 head-to-head record in this match-up. Even more significantly, all three of those wins over today’s opponent came just last year.

The final group match of the day is a repeat of last weekend’s final, with Hanfmann taking on Dustin Brown. Last week, Hanfmann won twice against the dreadlocked entertainer, 4-3, 4-0 in the group stage, then 4-2, 4-0 in the final.

Their overall head-to-head is 4-2 to Hanfmann, with each of their last four meetings going the way of Yannick. Dustin’s two victories were back in 2015 and 2009. The formbook says we should stick with Hanfmann here.

Tennis Point Exhibition Series today:

  • Altmaier to beat Choinski is 8/13 (1.62) with Bet365, Betway, BetVictor, NetBet

Latest odds here 

  • Hanfmann to beat Brown is 8/15 (1.53) with Bet3651/2 (1.50) William Hill, BetVictor

Latest odds here

Choinski v Altmaier is scheduled for 2.40pm UK time, with Brown v Hanfmann at 5pm. You can watch live on several bookies’ websites, including Bet365.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another update, and a look ahead at the upcoming exhibition schedule.

Enjoy the tennis...

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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