Tennis Betting Advice - October 2023
Ones to Watch indoors at 66/1 and 125/1...
Monday 16th October 2023
There are no fewer than six tournaments taking place across the ATP and WTA Tours this week. It makes you wonder why they don't spread them out a bit better...
You and I are focusing our early-week business on the two men's events taking place on indoor hard courts...
Tuesday's play starts from 11.30am. Here are my Ones to Watch picks - appealing outsiders available at attractive Each Way prices...
Tallon Griekspoor at 18/1 and Laslo Djere at 33/1.
Griekspoor has won his first two ATP titles this season. The 27-year-old Dutchman, now ranked no.25 in the world, also made the Washington final this summer, where he finished as a 50/1 Each Way runner-up for us. Tallon also made the semi finals indoors at Rotterdam earlier this year. He's seeded, with a Bye through to the second round this week.
Djere is often underrated, in my opinion. The 28-year-old Serbian - ranked no.35 in the world - has won two titles over the years. They were both on clay. But looking at Laslo's draw this week, and the prices, I reckon he might just sneak under the radar. On Tuesday he takes on a home player in Sweden, Leo Borg - who has a famous father whose name you might recognise. Young Leo is ranked no.359 in the world, and the 20-year-old is only in the field here thanks to a wild card from the tournament organisers. In his two previous appearances at this event, Borg Jr. has lost in the 1st round.
Benjamin Bonzi at 66/1 and Giovanni Mpetchi Perricard at 125/1.
Two Frenchmen who came through qualifying might just be able to spring a surprise at the European Open in Belgium...
Bonzi is searching for his first career ATP title. Like so many French players, he has the talent. It's just a matter of putting it all together with consistency. On that front, the 27-year-old world no.89 has been quietly racking up some indoor hard-court form of late: with his last five tournament entries all being indoors, yielding nine wins from 13 matches. Including reaching a final indoors in Rennes last month, on the lower-tier ATP Challenger circuit. Two out of two straight-sets wins in Antwerp qualifying this week suggest Bonzi's game is in good shape for these indoor courts. He's got a 1st-round match on Tuesday against 22-year-old Russian world no.84 Alexander Shevchenko, an opponent who might have lost focus in recent weeks, having just got engaged to fellow player (and Ones to Watch regular), Anastasia Potapova.
Mpetchi Perricard is a big serving youngster, and a potential future frequent Ones to Watch selection for us. The 20-year-old is ranked no.226 in the world, but has the game to climb the ladder in seasons to come. Giovanni also came through qualifying here with a pair of 2-0 wins, and has chalked up a semi final and final on hard courts on the Challenger Tour this season. A hungry young gun available at a big price in the outright market, Mpetchi Perricard takes on an out-of-form opponent in the 1st round proper on Tuesday; Spanish 30-year-old Roberto Carballes Baena arrives here having lost four matches in a row, and without a win indoors since October last year.
Outright Winner – Each Way (1/2 odds 1-2 places)
ATP Stockholm - BNP Paribas Nordic Open:
Tallon Griekspoor @ 18/1 Skybet, 16/1 Betfred, 14/1 William Hill, BetVictor, Unibet, Bet365, LiveScoreBet
Laslo Djere @ 33/1 Skybet, 25/1 Betfred, William Hill, LiveScoreBet
ATP Antwerp - European Open:
Benjamin Bonzi @ 66/1 Betfred, 40/1 Skybet, 33/1 William Hill
Check also for prices with Ladbrokes & Coral, Paddy Power & Betfair Sportsbook, Boylesports (not up at time of writing).
Play starts from 11.30am. Bookies will take down their Outright markets during the day's matches.
Enjoy the tennis…