The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena hosts the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Join us while we go through some of the most valuable lines for this Monday’s action in Shanghai.
Ramos vs. Sousa
Joao Sousa hopes to rediscover top form in Shanghai. Despite his unquestionable quality, the 28-year-old holds a terrible 2 – 8 record on his last 10 matches on the ATP World Tour. Adding to this, the Portuguese No.1 never won a single match on his previous three appearances at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Despite Albert’s lack of success in recent weeks, the world no.25 won 63.64% of the matches played at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena throughout his career. On the other hand, Albert Ramos-Vinolas is far from an easy-match up for Sousa with the Spaniard leading on the h2h by 5 – 2
The market is well aware of Albert’s dominance over this opponent with a significant steam on his moneyline from 1.91 to 1.78 at Pinnacle. Despite this 7.30% drop, it’s still possible to find some value on Ramos-Vinolas’ tennis betting odds to win this match. Besides the value on the Spaniard’s moneyline, placing a bet on his -2.5 game handicap at 2.06 at Pinnacle is also an interesting approach for those who want to take a higher risk.
Rublev vs. Dzumhur
Damir Dzumhur continues his impressive run in recent months. Against all expectations, the 25-year-old won his first ever ATP World Tour title in St. Petersburg. Moreover, the Bosnian is going through the best moment in his career with an incredible 22 – 6 record since August. On the other hand, the former junior world No.1 – Andrey Rublev – also won his first title on the ATP in Umag. At the age of 19, Rublev is on the brink of qualification for the ATP Next Gen Finals in Milan.
The bookmakers expect a very close encounter with Dzumhur as the slight favourite at 1.79 at Pinnacle. Despite the initial steam on Damir’s moneyline from 1.88 to 1.69, the Bosnian’s moneyline already recovered 5.59%. Adding to this, Rublev won all their previous two official encounters on the ATP World Tour. Due to Andrey’s lead on the h2h and successful campaign in Beijing, the value is definitely on the Russian’s tennis odds at 2.15 at Pinnacle.
Edmund vs. Vesely
At the age of 22, Kyle Edmund is considered the future of British tennis. Known for his exceptional forehand, the world no.47 won 65.00% of the matches when priced as favourite in 2017. Nevertheless, Kyle holds a terrible 0 – 13 career record against top 10 opponents. Adding to this, the 22-year-old only won 50.00% of the matches played against left-handed opponents this season. On the other hand, Vesely is through a tough time in his career with a poor 8 – 11 record on Hard Court this year. However, the 6’6’’ Czech is always a dangerous opponent on fast court conditions like the ones in Shanghai.
Looking now at the available odds for this contest, the bookmakers expect a straight forward win from Edmund with William Hill offering 1.50 for his victory. Despite Jiri’s lack of success in recent months, it’s never easy for Kyle to face a left-handed. Adding to this, their previous encounter went the distance with Edmund emerging victorious on a third set tie break. For that reason, we expect a long match with the Over 22 at 1.85 at BetOnline as the most interesting line for this contest.