The second round gets underway this Tuesday in Shanghai. Join us while we go through some of the most valuable lines for the Shanghai Rolex Masters Day 3.
Against all expectations, Roberto Bautista Agut couldn’t find the answer to Hyeon Chung’s solid baseline game. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, Chung is on the verge of qualification for the ATP Next Gen Finals in Milan. In addition to his outstanding 73.08% career record on Asia, the 21-year-old won 50.00% of his last eight matches against top-20 opponents.
At the age of 31, Richard Gasquet’s glorious days are long gone. Despite his undeniable talent, the former world no.7 only won 61.54% of the matches played on the ATP world Tour in 2017. On the other hand, Gasquet was far from impressive on his debut in Shanghai with 6 – 7 7 – 5 6 – 2 win over Robin Haase. Besides losing the opening set, the French player also had to recover from a break down on the second set.
The market is well aware of Gasquet’s shaky performance with the French’s moneyline drifting 10.64% from 1.69 to 1.88 at Pinnacle. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to find any value on Chung’s current price at 2.00 at Bet365. Despite Hyeon’s undeniable quality, it won’t be easy for the South-Korean to overcome such a talented opponent as Gasquet. Adding to this, the French is also the most experienced of the two. With this is mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on his tennis betting odds since we expect this price to steam until the start of the match.
As we predicted in our Shanghai Rolex Masters Day 2 analysis, Andrey Rublev proved to be a terrific investment against Damir Dzumhur. Famous for his aggressive return to serve, the Russian teenager won 48.48% of the points on Dzumhur’s serve on the previous round.
Playing in Shanghai brings great memories to Juan Martin Del Potro with the Argentinean reaching the Shanghai Rolex Masters Final in 2013. Despite his brilliant numbers on this event, the 2009 US Open champion was on the brink of elimination on the opening round against Nikoloz Basilashvili. Nevertheless, the player from Georgia couldn’t convert any of his four break point opportunities on the decisive set.
Taking a look now at the odds for this encounter, Del Potro is the undeniable favourite to book a place in the third round at 1.38 at Pinnacle. Due to the Argentinean’s poor performance in the previous round, it’s hard to trust on Del Potro at this moment. The market thinks the same with a huge steam of 29.16% on Rublev’s moneyline from 4.34 to 3.36 at Pinnacle. Despite the drop on the Russian’s price, it’s still possible to find some value to place a bet on his moneyline. On the other hand, placing a bet on Andrey’s +1.5 Set Handicap at 1.90 at Pinnacle can also be an interesting approach for this contest.