Dominic Thiem v Viktor Troicki: Troicki to win – 15/8
Just like last year, Dominic Thiem’s results have tailed off after an impressive first half of the tennis calendar year and he has lost back-to-back first round matches in recent weeks to lesser opposition.
If Viktor Troicki can find the form that saw the Serb beat Rafa Nadal in Shanghai last year and if he doesn’t spend his time arguing with umpires, he’ll have a chance here at 15/8.
They’ve met twice before with prices very similar to today, with Troicki coming out on top both times. So, it might just be worth slamming into this one.
Stefanos Tsitsipas v John Isner: Tsitsipas (+2.5) games – 4/6
Stefanos Tsitsipas recorded his first main draw win here on Monday and we fancy him to keep it close again today against massive serving John Isner.
Isner struggled with conditions in China yesterday and can count himself lucky to be this far. As nearly always seems to be the case with the American, we’re predicting a close match with tiebreaks likely
With that being said, taking the (+2.5) games handicap on the Greek at 4/6 looks to be a smashing bet.
* All prices correct at time of posting.