Madrid Open Picks – Trio of Expert Picks Highlights Madrid Open Mid-Week Matchups
If you’re a tennis betting enthusiast that is fired up about the current Madrid Open and you’re looking to make some successful wagers this week, then look no further!
I’ve got a trio of mid-week matchups that look like they’re all offering a bunch of value. Now, let’s get to them.
— Mutua Madrid Open (@MutuaMadridOpen) May 10, 2018
Sloane Stephens vs. Karolina Pliskova
Sloane Stephens took out Samantha Stosur in straight sets while Karolina Pliskova took out Victoria Azarenka in three tough sets.
Stephens lost just 10 points on her serve. Pliskova however, won 69 percent of her first service points in the first round.
Stephens has beaten Pliskova in both career meetings on a hard court and grass, but I’m thinking Pliskova is the pick this time around. I’m going with Karolina Pliskova to use her bigger serve to record her first win over Sloane Stephens. I know that Stephens is the better mover of the two, but I’m going with the sheer fortitude to be the driving force behind the upset.
Pick: Karolina Pliskova
Caroline Wozniacki vs. Kiki Bertens
Caroline Wozniacki is coming off a three-set win over Ashleigh Barty in the second round while Kiki Bertens dispatched Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets. Wozniacki won 68 percent of her first serve points and 48 percent of her second serve points while Bertens won a blistering 73 percent of her first serve points and 39 percent of her second serve points. Wozniacki has won eight of her last 10 matches on a clay court, but Bertens won the Volvo Car Open back in April on clay.
Wozniacki is 3-0 in her career against Bertens including her 6-4, 6-3 win at this year’s Australian Open, but I’m going with Bertens for the huge upset, seeing as how she’s playing the best tennis of her career on clay right now and has the bigger serve in this matchup. Wozniacki has won all six sets against Bertens, but i’m thinking the streak ends in this one.
Pick: Kiki Bertens
Rafael Nadal vs. Gael Monfils
Rafael Nadal enters Madrid with a nearly flawless 14-1 record on the year and has won 17 consecutive matches on clay while also winning each of his last 20 sets he’s played while winning titles at Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Gael Monfils beat Nikolos Basilashvili in straight sets while winning 66 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, he’s lost 13 of 15 career matches against Nadal and has little to no hope of beating the ‘King of Clay’ in this match. Nadal last beat Monfils at 2017 Australian Open and is 5-0 against Monfils on clay. Rafa wins in three!
Pick: Rafael Nadal