LAJOVIC V ISNER
When contemplating a bet with Johnny Isner involved, a tiebreak is usually a good place to start off. Johnny loves a tiebreak! These two have played each other three times in the past with 5 of the 8 sets going the distance. And with the courts in Shanghai playing quite fast, 13/8 on either player winning the first set in that fashion looks particularly juicy.
FOGNINI V POUILLE
Fresh from a superb bottle job against Nadal last week, Lucas Pouille plays another man who is prone to losing leads. The Frenchman blew an easy smash against Rafa on match point which gave us nightmares, nevermind him. In saying that, he should be buoyed by the performance and we fancy him to take the spoils here. This match will likely be quite close with plenty of breaks so the bet we like here is for the match to go over 22.5 games at Evens. Decent!
M ZVEREZ V J-L STRUFF
These two faced off last week in Beijing, where the older of the Zverev brothers came out on top in a tight three setter. We see this match going the same way and with the price being almost identical, Zverev looks the pick. They’ve met three times so far in their careers with Zverev coming out the victor on two of the occasions.
V TROICKI V D SHAPOVALOV
New kid on the block Shapovalov has been in exceptional form all year, rising to 50th in the world in his debut campaign. He made the semi-finals of his home Masters 1000 in Montreal and will be looking to go one step further this time. He plays a woefully out of form Viktor Troicki tomorrow and should have too much for him. The price of 1/2 looks fair given their contrasting form.
The fourfold comes in at 12/1 (*at time of posting)
D Lajovic v J Isner – Either player to win 1st set 7-6
F Fognini v L Pouille – Over 22.5 games
M Zverev to beat J-L Struff
D Shapovalov to beat V Troicki