Best value bets for ATP Montpellier semi-finals: Albot vs. Tsonga

João Mourato

Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:20 AM UTC

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 2:20 AM UTC

The action continues at the Open Sud de France with Radu Albot and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fighting for a place in the ATP Montpellier final.

<h2>Radu Albot vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (WC)</h2><p>Radu Albot’s remarkable run at the Open Sud de France continued on Friday in Montpellier as the 29-year-old reached the semi-finals with a 6-2, 7-6(2) victory over Marcos Baghdatis in one hour and 33 minutes. The best tennis player in Moldova’s history won 78.05% of the points behind his first serve and converted three of four break point opportunities to reach his second ATP semi-final. Regardless of this Saturday’s outcome, Albot is guaranteed to claim a new career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance in the Top 80.</p><p>Albot will next face home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a place in the final. Tsonga is currently ranked outside the Top 200 after playing just 12 official matches in 2018 but seems to have rediscovered his best form in Montpellier. The former world No.5 advanced to the semi-finals of the Open Sud de France for the fourth time in his career after a 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-4 win against Jeremy Chardy. Despite slow start, Tsonga played some of his best tennis to claim his seventh win of the season, ending the match with 18 aces and losing just seven points on his first serve.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Tsonga is the heavy favourite to reach the final <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betway &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 1.25 with Betway</a>. The fast court conditions at the Park&amp;Suites Arena suits Tsonga’s style with the Frenchman winning 95.24% of his service games on this event. On the other hand, Albot has yet to reach an ATP final and his lack of experience at this level will be a problem for him, especially with the crowd cheering for his opponent. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add Tsonga’s -1.5 Set Handicap to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Prediction &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> at 1.72 <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!">with Bet365</a>.</p>
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