Can Home Favourite Wawrinka Regain His Dominance In Geneva?

João Mourato

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:02 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 21, 2019 9:02 PM UTC

Join us while we go through the best value bets for this week’s action at the Geneva Open with Stan Wawrinka seeking his third title on this event.           

<p>Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka accepted a late wild card into the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open after an early exit in Rome. Wawrinka is still seeking his first title of the season and hopes to rediscover his best form this week. The 34-year-old is a two-time champion in Geneva and won 83.33% of the matches played throughout his career on this event.</p><p>Wawrinka will begin his quest for a third Geneva Open title on Wednesday against Damir Dzumhur. The Bosnian qualifier has enjoyed a successful run in Geneva and advanced to the second round after a 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-5 win over Feliciano Lopez in two hours and 27 minutes. These two players have split their two previous meetings on the ATP Tour with Wawrinka emerging victorious in their most recent encounter at the St. Petersburg Open in 2018.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Stan’s impressive record in Geneva with the Swiss as the heavy favourite to win this match at 29/100 (1.29) with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a>. Dzumhur already has three wins under his belt this week – two in the qualifying and one in the main draw – but will have a tough task on this match after spending more than two hours on court on Tuesday. On the other hand, Wawrinka never lost on his opening match in Geneva and should be too strong for the Bosnian to handle.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Who can spot &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@stanwawrinka&lt;/a&gt;? 🧐😂&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@genevaopen&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;20 de maio de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>Wawrinka was handed a very kind draw in Geneva and has a great opportunity to reach another final on this event. Christian Garin and Radu Albot are the two highest ranked players on Stan’s half while Nicolas Jarry, Juan Ignacio Londero, Denis Kudla and Taro Daniel are other players on the bottom half of the draw. Regardless of the opponent, Wawrinka will always be the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">main favourite</a> and should seize the opportunity to extend his good results in Geneva.</p><p>Looking now at the other half of the draw, Alexander Zverev is the No.1 seed and main contender to lift the trophy at 81/50 (2.62) with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a>. The world No.5 has been dealing with some personal problems this year and only won 7 of his last 15 official matches on the ATP Tour. Zverev dropped just three games in his opening match at the Geneva Open against Ernest Gulbis but continued to struggle with his serve. The 22-year-old ended the match with 6 double faults and only won 27.78% of his second-serve points. Zverev said after his first-round defeat in Rome that he’s not feeling good on court and his numbers in the previous round are a good example of that. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a small stake on Stan’s outright at 4/1 (5.00) with <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Ladbrokes &amp; Start Playing Today!">Ladbrokes</a> in a tournament where he has always played his best tennis.</p>
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