Wawrinka and Cecchinato offer value for Saturday’s ATP tips

João Mourato

Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:28 AM UTC

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 1:28 AM UTC

The action continue on the ATP Tour. Join us while we go through the best value bets for this Saturday’s action at the ATP Rotterdam and Buenos Aires semi-finals.

<h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/rotterdam-netherlands/wawrinka-vs-nishikori-3723886/" target="_blank" title="Check Nishikori - Wawrinka Betting Odds">Kei Nishikori (1) vs. Stan Wawrinka (WC)</a></h2><p>Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka continued his quest for a second ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title with a 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals. Wawrinka wasted a 4-1 lead in the second set but regrouped brilliantly to secure a straight sets victory against the Canadian teenager. The 33-year-old Swiss has yet to drop a set in Rotterdam and won 78.13% of his first serve points in the previous round. Adding to this, the 2015 champion is just one win away from reaching his first ATP final since the June 2017 at the French Open.</p><p>Wawrinka will next face Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals on Saturday, who eased past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-2 in just 78 minutes. Nishikori broke serve five times and won 60.38% of the points on the Hungarian’s serve to maintain a perfect record in Rotterdam. Known as one of the best ball strikers in the game, the fast court conditions at the Ahoy Rotterdam suit Nishikori’s style with the Japanese wining 70.23% of the matches played throughout his career on Indoor Hard Court.</p><p>This will be the 10th meeting between these two players. Wawrinka leads 5-4 on their head-to-head but Nishikori won two of their last three official encounters on the ATP Tour.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Nishikori is the favourite <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 1.57 with Bet365</a> while <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill &amp; Start Playing Today!">William Hill offers 2.50</a> for Stan to reach the final. Despite Kei’s undeniable quality on these court conditions, Wawrinka has played some of his best tennis this week in Rotterdam and is feeling better match after match. For that reason, our advice is to take advantage of the value on Stan’s <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis odds</a> with his +1.5 Set Handicap at 1.62 with Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this match.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/unknown/pella-vs-cecchinato-3723891/" target="_blank" title="Check Cecchinato - Pella Betting Odds">Marco Cecchinato (3) vs. Guido Pella</a></h2><p>Guido Pella survived a three-hour marathon against Jaume Munar to reach the semi-finals of the Argentina Open. The 28-year-old recovered from a break down in the second set and saved four match points in one of the longest matches in tournament’s history. Despite his outstanding comeback, Pella called a medical timeout for treatment on his left shoulder and was clearly uncomfortable on court. However, Munar started cramping in the final set and couldn’t exploit Guido’s physical limitations.</p><p>Pella returns to action this Saturday against former French Open semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato. The Italian No.2 produced a dominant display to beat Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets. Known as one of the best clay-court players on the ATP Tour, Cecchinato won 19 of his last 26 matches on the red dirt, including two titles in Budapest and Umag. On the other hand, the Palermo native is trying to end a 54-year drought and become the first Italian player to lift the trophy in Buenos Aires since Nicola Pietrangeli in 1965.</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with Cecchinato as the slight favourite to reach the final. The Italian won two of their previous three meetings, including the last one at the Croatia Open final in July. As mentioned above, Pella spent three hours on court yesterday and has struggled with shoulder injury this week. Adding to this, the Argentinean played eight matches in the last two weeks and fatigue may play an important role on this match. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add Cecchinato’s moneyline to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Prediction &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the most value bet for this contest.</p>
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