Well, we were quite unlucky not to get rid of Djokovic on Tuesday so we’ll have another go today. Philipp Kohlschreiber as we had hoped gave Novak all kinds of problems, breaking the Serb’s serve a number of times and but for a wobble in the first game of the deciding set may well have weighed us in. Djokovic was not in a good mood at all during that match and his serve was all over the place at times, along with other aspects of his game. Without improvement he’ll be in trouble once more versus American Taylor Fritz.
Fritz is 6 feet 4 with a strong serve and a good wingspan. He made the final of an ATP event at only the third time of asking and as a junior made the quarter-finals of every Grand Slam, including a final at Roland-Garros, demonstrating his ability on clay. He avenged his loss in that final by beating the same opponent in the US Open that year. Junior results don’t necessarily translate into pro tour wins but things are promising so far.
He’s only 21 but has already settled down with a wife and child, something Alex Ferguson always liked for young Manchester United players as it meant that they were open to fewer distractions. I think it’s safe to say that Fergie knew what he was talking about. The American has surged into the top 50 this year and having never played Djokovic before has no baggage to take into the match unlike some more seasoned professionals. 9/1 therefore looks plenty good enough for a small investment.
How we placed our bet
Tournament: ATP Monte Carlo Tennis
Betting Market: Match Odds
Selection: Taylor Fritz
Bookie: Bet Hard
Published on: Apr 18, 2019 @ 05:23