Hostilities are beginning to heat up at the Masters 1000 event in Paris, with players looking to seal quarterfinal berths.
As usual, we have selected the top bet tips from the day’s matches for you.
Marin Cilic to beat Grigor Dimitrov at 1.43 on Wakabet, ATP Paris Masters
Cilic and Bulgaria’s Dimitrov will meet in a mouthwatering Round of 16 clash today and I think Cilic will be too strong for Dimitrov. While the Bulgarian did well to beat Roberto Bautista-Agut in the previous round, I don’t think he’ll be able to get past Cilic. Cilic is a different ball game altogether and has got real firepower.
Also, Cilic has beaten him in 3 of their previous 4 encounters. Bank on the continuity of that dominance at 1.43!
John Isner to beat Karen Khachanov at 2.38 on Wakabet, ATP Paris Masters
Isner to win at 2.38 is too tempting to ignore. Yes, Khachanov is 2-0 against the American in career meetings, but both matches have been close. Isner should get the breakthrough this time around; with the odds climbing above 2, we are willing to take a chance.
Dominic Thiem to beat Borna Coric at 1.75 on Wakabet, ATP Paris Masters
Dominic Thiem and Borna Coric will face off for a place in the quarterfinals today.
Both players have been playing well, but Thiem appears to be the better of the two and is aggressive at the moment, too. The quality of Thiem’s play should be too much for the young Croat. Also, Thiem has a 2-1 lead in career meetings over the Croat.
Kei Nishikori to beat Kevin Anderson at 1.61 on Wakabet, ATP Paris Masters
These two will meet for the second time in the space of a week. Anderson got the better of Nishikori in the final of the Vienna Open on Sunday, but I think Nishikori will get his revenge today. They’ve played seven times in the past and Nishikori has won 4 of those meetings.
I fancy Nishikori’s dynamic baseline game over the big serving Anderson. That should make the difference again today.
Roger Federer to beat Fabio Fognini in straight sets at 1.37 on Wakabet, ATP Paris Masters
Roger Federer will take on Fabio Fognini in Italy for a quarterfinal spot today and the great Swiss should ease past the Italian.
They’ve met thrice in the past and Federer has claimed all three meetings- all in straight sets. Federer’s overall mastery of the game should prove too much for Fognini.
1.37 for a two-set victory is a great picks!