Can Thiem win his first Hamburg European Open title?
<div><h2>Undeniable Favourite</h2><p>Dominic Thiem has been the most successful clay-court player of his generation with an outstanding 74.18% career record on red dirt. The 25-year-old also reached the French Open final for the second consecutive year and is the only player to defeat Rafael Nadal on clay over the past two seasons. Thiem’s high-bouncing kick serve and heavy groundstrokes are extremely effective on clay, which makes the Austrian a very tough player to beat on this surface.</p><p>Despite Dominic’s tremendous success on red dirt throughout his career, the world No.4 is yet to win a title at the Hamburg European Open. Thiem never made it past the quarter-finals in his previous two appearances on this event but the bookmakers are well aware of his quality on this surface. Dominic is the top seed in Hamburg and the undeniable favourite to lift the trophy at 2.62 (81/50) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill & Start Playing Today!">William Hill</a>.</p><p>Thiem got off to a flying start on Tuesday with a 6-3, 7-6(3) win over 2016 runner-up Pablo Cuevas in one hour and 41 minutes. Fabio Fognini and Jan-Lennard Struff are the two highest ranked players on his Dominic’s half and always dangerous players on this surface. Nevertheless, the Austrian should be the heavy favourite against any of them and we expect him to prevail. Adding to this, the No.2 seed in Hamburg – Alexander Zverev – has struggled for form in 2019 and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he loses in the early stages of this tournament. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Dominic’s outright to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions & Free Tips">betting tips </a>as the best approach for this tournament.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=164&a=f339dce1-88de-4994-ab6a-c24e019bdf3b&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d1a2f2b5d2bd8d3de67df06/original-william-hill-inplay-tennis-insurance" style="width:100%;height:38px" /></a></p><h2>Player to Keep an Eye</h2><p>For the second consecutive week, we’ll pick Juan Ignacio Londero as the player to keep an eye on. The Argentinean proved to be a valuable investment last week in Bastad, losing only to Nicolas Jarry in the final. Londero has enjoyed a stellar start to the season, winning his maiden ATP Tour title in Cordoba and reaching the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career at Roland Garros. Adding to this, the 25-year-old has been one of the most reliable players on red dirt in 2019 with an impressive 18-3 record when priced below even money.</p><p>Looking now at Juan Ignacio’s campaign on this event, the world No.57 needed just 65 minutes to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the opening round on Tuesday. Londero saved the two break points he faced and won 82.76% of his first serve-points. The Argentinean will next take on defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili in their second official meeting on the ATP Tour. Londero emerged victorious in their previous encounter at Roland Garros this year and it’s hard to go against him at the moment. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of the value on Londero’s <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> to win this match at 1.86 (43/50) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a>.</p></div>