The action continues in Shanghai with the Shanghai Rolex Masters Day 4 taking place this Wednesday. Join us while we go through the most valuable lines for this Wednesday’s action at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena.
Goffin vs. Simon
David Goffin continues his impressive run on the ATP Asian Swing. At the age of 26, Goffin is going through the best moment in his career with an outstanding 51 – 18 record in 2017. Adding to this, the Belgian won all his previous nine encounters on the Asian swing with back-to-back titles in Shenzhen and Tokyo.
On the other hand, the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters runner-up – Gilles Simon – is looking for another successful journey at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena. Despite his lack of success in recent months, the French is always a fearful opponent on this event with a terrific 66.67% career record in Shanghai. Taking a look now at Simon’s campaign on this event, the former world no.6 reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 – 3 6 – 4 win over the Chinese qualifier Yibing Wu.
Due to Goffin’s brilliant results in recent weeks, it’s not surprising to see the Belgian as the main favourite to win this match at 1.47 at Pinnacle. Nevertheless, the market is well aware of Simon’s history on this event with an 11.03% drop on his moneyline from 3.22 to 2.90. Even though Gilles is never an easy opponent, it’s impossible to go against Goffin at this moment. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the drift on David’s betting odds by placing a bet on the Belgian’s -3 game handicap at 1.83 at Pinnacle as the most valuable line for this encounter.
Anderson vs. Struff
Against all expectations, Kevin Anderson became the first South-African to reach a Grand Slam Final since Kevin Curren at the 1984 Australian Open. Known as one of the best servers on the ATP World Tour, the fast court conditions in Shanghai are perfect for Anderson’s powerful game style. Adding to this, the 31-year-old started his campaign at the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters with an impressive 6 – 3 6 – 1 victory against Adrian Mannarino.
Regardless of this Wednesday’s outcome, Jan-Lennard Struff already secured his return to the top-55. Despite his undeniable quality, Struff’s lack of mental strength is well-known with the German winning only 44.93% of the tie-breaks played throughout his career. On the other hand, the 27-year-old was on the verge of elimination on the previous round against Mischa Zverev. Nevertheless, Mischa was forced to retire from the match after winning the first set due to a viral illness.
The bookmakers expect a straightforward win from Anderson with the 2016 US Open runner-up at 1.27 at Pinnacle. Due to Struff’s terrible record on tie breaks, it’s unlikely to see the German winning any set on this match. For that reason, our advice is for you to place a bet on Anderson’s -1.5 Set Handicap at 1.81 at Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.