ATP betting preview: 16/1 Kyle Edmund can land Washington crown
British number one Kyle Edmund is among the top tips as the ATP starts a frantic week of action, but has Dominic Thiem run out of steam after a great year so far? We have all the tips.
There’s ATP Tour action in Kitzbuhel, Los Cabos and Washington DC this week, so there is plenty of action for punters to get stuck into.
At the Generali Open, the last clay tournament of the season, Dominic Thiem goes off as favourite but the Austrian looks really short at 11/10.
Historically he has never really got things going here, with just eight wins in 14 appearances. He also threw in a shocker in losing to Nicolas Jarry in Hamburg last week and he’s struggled to find any sort of consistency since his showing at the French Open.
The evergreen Fernando Verdasco is a 10/1 chance and even though he will enjoy playing at altitude he’s another player who notoriously blows hot and cold.
This is a tournament that’s produced some big price winners down the years and for this reason it might be worth taking the plunge on Dusan Lajovic at 12/1.
The Serb has yet to win an ATP title but he loves the clay and conditions here might be to his liking. With his solid groundstrokes and a power forehand from the baseline, Lajovic is a real handful.
He struggles sometimes against the absolute cream of the Tour, but proved in beating Juan Martin Del Potro in Madrid earlier this season that when everything clicks he’s a match for anyone.
In Los Cabos the aforementioned Del Potro is a 7/4 betting favourite, and looks the most logical choice in what looks a pretty average field.
The Argentine is seeking his first title since winning Indian Wells and after taking a few weeks off after Wimbledon should be fresh and motivated.
Del Potro possesses one of the most destructive forehands of all-time and he will fear absolutely nobody in this field. He’s already won 22 singles titles in his career and win number 23 could be just around the corner.#
In Washington, the first ATP 500 event of the North American hard court swing, Andy Murray is priced up around the 7/1 mark to win the Citi Open.
The Briton has been plagued by injuries in recent times and sat out Wimbledon this year citing the fact he was not fit enough.
He’s not played a match on hard courts this season either and with question marks surrounding his fitness he looks one to swerve.
“I’ve enjoyed coming here [D.C.], it’s a beautiful city and there’s lots to do and see. The event itself has great history and it’s nice when you practice on the center court to see all the past winners on the boards. ” – @andy_murray
— Citi Open (@CitiOpen) July 29, 2018
Murray is in the same half of the draw as fellow Brit Kyle Edmund, who looks a more solid shout and is as big as 16/1 to go all the way.
Edmund, who beat Murray quite handily at Eastbourne earlier in the summer, has been a bit hit and miss this season but when he’s hot he is sizzling and hopefully he can go through the gears in the US capital.
Bilko’s Banker: Juan Martin Del Potro to win the Los Cabos Open at 7/4 (bet365)
Best of the Rest #1: Dusan Lajovic to win the Generali Open at 12/1 (888 Sport)
Best of the Rest #2: Kyle Edmund to win the Citi Open at 16/1 (bet365)
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