OTW Extra Email Archive - October 2017
Big prices for Beijing - including a 50/1 shot...
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
In your Ones to Watch email today:
Huge prices once again...
Last month’s US Open saw 150/1 Kevin Anderson get to the Men’s final. Our Ones to Watch pick Sloane Stephens lifted the Women’s trophy at 40/1.
Big, big prices are a recurring theme on the tennis tour – this season more than ever...
The week before the US Open, 100/1 Damir Dzumhur was runner-up at the ATP event in Winston-Salem...
In the week after the US Open, 200/1 Miyu Kato reached the WTA Tokyo final.
Also in September, 150/1 Peter Gojowczck won the ATP Metz tournament.
And last week’s four tournaments saw seven out of eight finalists at double-figure pre-tournament prices – including 80/1 and 40/1 tournament winners.
Here’s last week’s full list of tournament winners, runners-up and prices. Yet more evidence that we should continue to go after big-prices players:
Winner: D.Istomin (80/1)
Runner-up: M.Baghdatis (25/1)
Winner: D.Goffin (9/2)
Runner-up: A.Dolgopolov (12/1)
Winner: C.Garcia (28/1)
Runner-up: A.Barty (16/1)
Winner: K.Bondarenko (40/1)
Runner-up: T.Babos (14/1)
See more on our 2017 calendar.
Ones to Watch this week…
On to this week and there are three tournaments taking place, ATP Beijing and ATP Tokyo for the men and WTA Beijing for the women.
It’s off to China for us and the hard courts of Beijing – I have one pick in the Men’s draw and one in the Women’s, both at attractive double-figure prices...
28/1 and 50/1 shots for Beijing...
I’ve got my eye on two Russian youngsters here – both players that we have looked at already this season.
In the Women’s, 20-year-old Daria Kasatkina is a player on the rise and looks to be a potential dark horse in the bottom half of this week’s Beijing draw.
Kasatkina has just this week parted company with her coach, announcing that a new coach will be with her for the Moscow tournament later this month. In the meantime we have a bit of a grey area and that seems to be reflected in her standout price of 50/1 here.
Daria – or ‘Dasha’ as she is becoming known on the tour – has already won her first two matches here in Beijing this week, both in straight sets, 2-0.
Kasatkina is intriguingly placed in the draw as she could come up against the winner of the big-name tussle between Simona Halep (6/1) and Maria Sharapova (8/1) at the quarter final stage...
If it’s anything like their US Open battle, Halep and Sharapova might have punched themselves out by then. Sharapova has already played two long three-set matches this week including a three-hour epic.
Kasatkina thrashed Halep 6-2, 6-1 in Wuhan just the other week. And she also knocked French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko (16/1 this week) out of the US Open last month.
Kasatkina featured in our pre-season Ones to Watch in 2017 report and as such should be on our radar here at a big Each Way price.
In the Men’s, Russian teenager Andrey Rublev is another player with the promise of great things to come – and can continue his rise up the rankings this week...
Rublev made a great breakthrough at the US Open, reaching the quarter finals and knocking out a high calibre opponent in Grigor Dimitrov on the way.
This youngster has a wicked forehand and plays a no-fear style of free hitting tennis that could cause real damage if on song against the like of fading force Tomas Berdych (12/1) in the next round, and the erratic Fabio Fognini (33/1) and Nick Kyrgios (7/1) who are also in his side of the draw.
Rublev catches the eye at 28/1 here, likewise Kasatkina at 50/1 in the Women’s...
Both players have reached – and won – their first senior level (ATP/ WTA) finals this year – and there will be more to come as their careers progress. They both look worth following at big prices this week.
One to Watch this week:
Outright Winner – Each Way terms: 1/2 odds 1-2 places
Other bookies will price up later today. Latest WTA Beijing odds here
Other bookies will price up later today. Latest ATP Beijing odds here
I’ll be back next week with more Ones to Watch for you.
Enjoy the tennis…
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