Gripping semifinal actions from the Vienna Open to the Swiss Indoors in Basel and the WTA Finals in Singapore on the cards today.
And we have the top four betting tips across the board.
Fernando Verdasco vs Kevin Anderson (Over 23.5 games at 1.81 on Wakabet), ATP Vienna Open, semifinals
Fernando Verdasco and Kevin Anderson will square off for a place in the Vienna Open final.
Verdasco and Anderson have played each other eight times, with Verdasco holding a slender 5-3 lead. Interestingly, all eight meetings have been closely contested.
In today’s encounter, Anderson would deploy his big serves, as usual and Verdasco, also, has a potent weapon in his good lefty serve; break of serve will therefore, be difficult. Expect lengthy, electric games. Over 23.5 games at 1.81 for this match on Wakabet is an excellent pick!
Roger Federer vs Daniil Medvedev (Over 22.5 games at 1.82 on Wakabet), ATP Swiss Indoors, semifinals
Roger Federer and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev will face off in the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel and I fancy this encounter to be decided in over 22.5 games.
Federer hasn’t been at his best all week. He’s struggled so far to make progress, quite uncharacteristically. Medvedev, meanwhile, has dropped just a set so far and looks to be in fine form. The Russian has the game to challenge and push the great Swiss, evident in his big serves and aggressive flat groundstrokes.
In their most recent meeting- at the Shanghai Masters earlier this month, the Russian pushed Federer to three sets. He can also, do the same here, given his good form and Federer’s struggles.
1.82 for over 22.5 games is even generous!
Sloane Stephens to beat Karolina Pliskova at 1.54 on Wakabet, WTA Finals, Singapore – semifinals
Sloane Stephens and Karolina Pliskova will lock horns for a final berth at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
I like Stephens chances over Pliskova here. The American has grown into a tournament player — the deeper she goes, the better she gets. Stephens went through the group stages without the loss of a match and is in lethal form at the moment. Pliskova, on the other hand, has been relatively good, but aside her big serve, she doesn’t have the game to match Stephens, who has a good defence and a calculated offense.
Stephens for the win here. Stake that at 1.54!
Kei Nishikori to beat Mikhail Kukushin in straight sets at 1.41 on Wakabet, ATP Vienna Open, semifinals
Kei Nishikori has been outstanding all week in Vienna. He dropped just a set in the opening round and went on rampage thereafter — dismantling Karen Khachanov and Dominic Thiem in straight sets.
Nishikori and Kukushkin have faced each other eight times and the record isn’t what the latter would want to think of before stepping on court.
All eight matches have gone Nishikori’s way and even more troubling for Kuskushkin is that his opponent has won 12 straight sets against him. I don’t see the match going any other way aside another straight sets victory for the Japanese.
Even better for Nishikori is the fact that Kukushkin is on the back of a three-hour gruelling match against Fucsovics in the quarterfinals. Fatigue might do more damage for the Kazakhstani, which would be better for us and good for Nishikori.