Join us while we take a look at the best value bets for this week’s action at the Halle Open.
<div><h2>Undeniable Favourite</h2><p>The 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer arrived in Halle after competing on the clay-court season for the first time since 2016. The Swiss Maestro reached the semi-finals in Roland Garros and is hoping to carry his form into the grass season. Federer is an outstanding player on this surface and Halle one of his favourite tournaments on the ATP Tour. The 37-year-old is a nine-time champion at the Gerry Weber Stadion and won 90.14% of the matches played throughout his career on this event.</p><p>Federer began his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6(1), 6-3 win over John Millman in one hour and 17 minutes. Looking now at Roger’s draw on this event, the No.1 seed was handed a very tough path in Halle. Federer will next take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, one of the best grass-court players in the game who defeated the Swiss in their last two official meetings. Adding to this, Federer can also face Roberto Bautista Agut and last year’s champion Borna Coric in a very difficult route to the final. For that reason, it’s impossible to find any value on Roger’s <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> to lift the trophy at 4/5 (1.80) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 & Start Playing Today!">Bet365</a> and our suggestion is to avoid placing any bet on his outright.</p><p> </p><h2>Main Contender</h2><p>Alexander Zverev is not having his best season and personal problems are one of the main reasons for his slow start to 2019. The 22-year-old has been dealing with a legal battle with his former agent Patricio Apey, ended his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova and his father Alex Sr. has also had health problems recently. Zverev only won 56.52% of the matches in the first five months of the year but showed signs of improvement in recent weeks. Besides winning his 11th career title at the Geneva Open, the world No.5 reached the quarter-finals in Roland Garros.</p><p>Alexander’s coach Ivan Lendl re-joined the team and the German is hoping to have a strong <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/useful-tips-for-tennis-betting-on-grass/90161/" target="_blank" title="Useful Tips for Tennis Betting on Grass">grass-court season</a>. Despite Zverev’s early defeat in Stuttgart against Dustin Brown, the German No.1 is one of the main contenders to win the title in Halle. Zverev is a two-time finalist at Noventi Open and always plays his best tennis on this event. The No.2 seed opened his campaign in Halle with a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Robin Haase and will next face Steve Johnson for a place in the quarter-finals.</p><p>Johnson is a very dangerous player on this surface and his backhand slice a great weapon on grass. The American did not face a single break point on his first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber and fired an impressive average of 1.44 aces per service game. The market is well aware of Steve’s impressive performance in the previous round with his price dropping more than 40% since the opening odds. The value on Johnson’s moneyline is gone at the moment but <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a> still offers a very interesting line on the Over 22 games at 77/100 (1.77) in a match between two outstanding servers in extremely fast conditions.</p></div>