Value among Munar and Carballes Baena in Rio de Janeiro

João Mourato

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:00 AM UTC

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 2:00 AM UTC

The biggest tournament on the ATP Tour in South America takes place at the Jockey Club Brasileiro. Join us while we go through the best value lines for this week’s action in Rio de Janeiro.

<h2><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Norrie - Munar Betting Odds"><strong>Rising Star</strong></a></h2><p>Jaume Munar broke into the Top 100 last year and is finally living up to expectations after being considered one of the most promising Spanish players on the ATP Tour in recent years. The former junior world No.3 is having the best month of his career, reaching back-to-back quarter-finals in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. Adding to this, Munar defeated two Top 20 players – Fabio Fognini and Marco Cecchinato – and reached a new career-high ranking of world No.66 on Monday.</p><p>Munar is making his first appearance at the Rio Open and started his campaign in Brazil with a straight sets victory against Leonardo Mayer. The 21-year-old saved the only two break points he faced in the entire match to claim his fifth win in the last seven matches. Munar will next face Cameron Norrie, who demolished Dusan Lajovic on the opening round in just 58 minutes. Both players have a bright future ahead of them and this match will be the first of many to come between them. Norrie is a great player in all surfaces but it will be very difficult for the Brit to find a solution to Jaume’s solid baseline game on this contest. The bookmakers agree with us with Munar as the main favorite <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Betfred!">at 11/25 (1.44) with Betfred</a>, an interesting bet to add to an accumulator. On the other hand, betting on Jaume to win in straight sets <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 1/1 (2.00) with Bet365</a> is also a good approach for this contest.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Dellien - Carballes Baena Odds"><strong>Player to Keep an Eye on</strong></a></h2><p>Roberto Carballes Baena enjoyed the best season of his career in 2018, climbing as high as world No.72 and winning his maiden ATP title at the Ecuador Open in Quito. The Tenerife native is a fierce competitor on clay and always tough to beat on this surface. Carballes Baena started the clay-court season in good form, reaching the second round in Cordoba and the quarter-finals in Buenos Aires. In addition, the 25-year-old is yet to lose a match when priced as favourite on this Golden Swing.</p><p>Carballes Baena opened his campaign at the Rio Open with a 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(6) win over Nicolas Jarry. The world No.114 recovered from a break down in the final set and saved three match points to take down Jarry in two hours and 59 minutes. Known for his outstanding return to serve, Carballes Baena broke serve five times and won 42.62% of his return points against one of the best servers on the ATP Tour.</p><p>Looking now at Roberto’s draw on this event, the Spanish player will take on Hugo Dellien in the second round of the Rio Open. Dellien continues to rewrite Bolivian’s tennis history as he become the first player from that country to earn an ATP main draw win in 35 years. The bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with the Spanish player as the slight favourite <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 1.67 with William Hill</a>. Nevertheless, it won’t be easy for Dellien to overcome such a tough opponent on this surface as Carballes Baena. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add Roberto’s moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this contest in Rio de Janeiro.</p>
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