Can Andujar Extend the Good Results in Marrakech?

João Mourato

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:51 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019 9:51 PM UTC

Join us while we go through the best value bets for the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech with Pablo Andujar looking to extend his dominance in Morocco.

<h2>Defending Champion</h2><p>Pablo Andujar became the lowest-ranked ATP Tour champion in 20 years after a brilliant campaign at the Grand Prix Hassan II last year. The 33-year-old arrived in Morocco outside the Top 300 after three elbow operations and more than one year away from the tour. Nevertheless, the former world No.32 showed why he is one of the best competitors in the game, defeating top players such as Joao Sousa and Kyle Edmund to claim his fourth ATP title and his third in Morocco.</p><p>Andujar has enjoyed a good start to 2019 and is currently on an 11-match winning streak after winning back-to-back titles on the Challenger Tour in Marbella and Alicante. The defending champion advanced to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II after a 7-6(6), 6-3 win over Federico Delbonis on Tuesday. Andujar broke serve four times and won 46.70% of the points on Federico’s serve to extend his winning streak in Marrakech to six matches.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Kohlschreiber - Andujar Betting Odds">The Spanish veteran will next take on Philipp Kohlschreiber</a>, who needed almost two hours to take down Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the opening round of the Grand Prix Hassan II. Kohlschreiber struggled to find his rhythm and range, facing 15 break points in 12 service games. The German leads 2-1 in the head-to-head with Andujar but the Spaniard emerged victorious in their most recent encounter at the French Open in 2015. Andujar has played some of his best tennis in recent weeks and is always hard to go against him on this event. Adding to this, the world No.70 won 88.89% of the matches played throughout his career in Morocco. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Pablo’s moneyline to your betting tips to win this <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook!">at 26/25 (2.05) with Pinnacle</a>. On the other hand, placing a small stake on Andujar’s outright <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">at +1200 with Bet365</a> is also an interesting approach due to his incredible record on this tournament.</p><p> </p><h2>Main Contender</h2><p>Alexander Zverev took a wild card to compete in the ATP 250 event in Marrakech for the first time in his career after suffering back-to-back early losses in Indian Wells and Miami. The reigning ATP Finals champion is just 9-4 on the season and is still seeking his first title in 2019. Despite slow start to the season, Zverev is the undeniable favourite to lift the trophy <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Coral Today!">at 81/50 (2.62) with Coral</a>.</p><p>Looking now at Alexander’s draw on this event, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Zverev - Munar Betting Odds">the No.1 seed will next face Jaume Munar</a> for a place in the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II. The bookmakers are expecting a straightforward win from Zverev with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with William Hill!">William Hill offering 3/10 (1.30)</a> for the German to reach the quarter-finals. However, Munar is a terrific clay-court player and always a tough opponent to beat on this surface. Adding to this, Zverev has other dangerous players in his half of the draw such as Kyle Edmund, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Benoit Paire. For that reason, our advice is to avoid placing any bet on Alexander’s tennis betting odds due to the tough draw ahead of him and poor results in 2019.</p>
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