ATP Lyon Quarter-Finals Tips: Value on Basilashvili against Tsonga

João Mourato

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:57 PM UTC

Wednesday, May. 22, 2019 9:57 PM UTC

The action continues in Lyon with Nikoloz Basilashvili and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon.

<div><h2>Nikoloz Basilashvili (1) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Basilashvili - Tsonga Betting Odds"><strong>Thursday, May 23, Lyon</strong></a></p><p>Former world No.5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from a set down to beat Canadian qualifier Steven Diez 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 in two hours and 42 minutes. The 34-year-old won the title on his previous appearance in Lyon in 2017 and has yet to lose a match on this event with a perfect 6-0 record. Nevertheless, Tsonga has had many injuries in recent years and was far from his best in the previous round. The Frenchman struggled to find his rhythm on serve, facing 15 break points and winning just 39.02% of his second-serve points.</p><p>Tsonga will next take on Nikoloz Basilashvili for a place in the semi-finals of the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon. The best Georgian tennis player ever enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2018 and is playing his first ATP Tour tournament this week as the No.1 seed. Basilashvili got off to a good start in Lyon, defeating French lucky loser Tristan Lamasine 7-5, 7-5 in one hour and 36 minutes. The world No.18 broke serve four times and won 43.21% of the points played on Lamasine’s serve to claim his 13th win of the season.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;🇬🇪 &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@nikolozbasilash&lt;/a&gt;'s returns are on 🔥🔥🔥&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;He defeats Tristan Lamasine 7-5, 7-5 to reach the &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@OpenParcARA&lt;/a&gt; QFs.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;🎥: &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@TennisTV&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;22 de maio de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>These two players will face each other for the second time in their careers. Tsonga leads 1-0 in their head-to-head after a three-set win over Basilashvili in this same event in 2017.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Tsonga is the slight favourite <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">at 33/50 (1.66) with Bet365</a> while Pinnacle offers 33/25 (2.32) for Basilashvili to reach the semi-finals. The Frenchman is always a dangerous player in his home country but it’s impossible to find any value on his <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> after his shaky performance in the previous round. Tsonga has struggled with his second serve this week and Nikoloz will exploit that weakness on his game with his aggressive return. On the other hand, Basilashvili should also be capable of winning most the long rallies, especially when playing to the Frenchman’s backhand. Tsonga is a very experienced player and will have the crowd support on his side but the value is clearly on Basilashvili’s moneyline for this match. For those who are looking for a safer option, betting on the Georgian to win just one set is also an interesting line to add to an accumulator. <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Pinnacle &amp; Start Playing Today!">Pinnacle </a>is currently offering the best price in the market for this bet with Basilashvili’s +1.5 Set Handicap at 47/100 (1.47).</p></div>
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