Miami Open Day 1: Ramos-Vinolas and Kuhn To Prevail

João Mourato

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:31 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 8:31 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the Miami Open with two Spanish players offering good value in the first day of the second Masters 1000 event of the year.

<h2>Marius Copil vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/miami-usa/ramos-vinolas-vs-copil-3752957/" target="_blank" title="Check Copil - Ramos-Vinolas Betting Odds"><strong>Wednesday, March 20, Miami</strong></a></p><p>The courts at the Miami Open are some of the slowest hard courts on the ATP Tour. The humid conditions in Key Biscayne slow things down, which makes it hard for players to hit winners. For that reason, clay-court specialists such as Albert Ramos-Vinolas are always very difficult players to face on this tournament. Ramos-Vinolas has also enjoyed good form lately, reaching the third round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after defeating Damir Dzumhur and Marco Cecchinato, both in straight sets.</p><p>Looking now at Albert’s draw on this event, the former world No.17 will face Marius Copil in the opening round of the Miami Open. Copil is one of the most powerful players on the ATP Tour but the slow courts in Miami are not ideal for his tennis. The 28-year-old Romanian only won one of his last five games on this event and has only made it past the first round once in his career. On the other hand, Copil has struggled to find his best form this year with a disappointing 27.27% winning record in 2019.</p><p>This will be the third meeting between these two players with Copil still looking for his first win against Ramos-Vinolas. The bookmakers are well aware of Albert’s dominance in their head-to-head with the Spaniard as the favourite at 69/100 (1.69) <a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">with Pinnacle</a>. Ramos-Vinolas is an outstanding competitor and the slow courts in Miami will play a key role on this contest, which makes his moneyline the best betting approach for this first-round match.</p><p> </p><h2>Nicola Kuhn (WC) vs. Mischa Zverev</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/miami-usa/zverev-vs-kuhn-3752960/" target="_blank" title="Check Kuhn - Zverev Betting Odds"><strong>Wednesday, March 20, Miami</strong></a></p><p>For the second consecutive year, Nicola Kuhn received a wild card into the Miami Open main draw. Kuhn is managed by IMG, the same company that owns the Miami Open and that’s the main reason why he got the invitation. Nevertheless, the 18-year-old Spanish is a former junior world No.5 and one of the most promising young players on the ATP Tour. Kuhn made it to the second round last year in Key Biscayne and is hoping for another successful campaign on this event.</p><p>Kuhn will open his Miami Open campaign against Mischa Zverev on Wednesday. The world No.75 is currently on an 11-match losing streak with his last victory in the opening round of the Western &amp; Southern Open in August. Despite his undeniable talent, Zverev’s serve and volley is not ideal for Miami’s slow courts. The 31-year-old will make his 10th appearance at the Crandon Park Tennis Center with a terrible 1-9 career record in Miami.</p><p>Due to Mischa’s poor results in recent months and terrible record in Miami, fading him is the only option at the moment. On the other hand, Kuhn is a very aggressive player from the baseline and enjoys the slow court conditions in Miami. The Spanish teenager should prevail on this match and for that reason, our suggestion is to add Nicola’s moneyline to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Prediction &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> at 73/100 (1.73) <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!">with William Hill</a>.</p>
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