Join us for our daily coverage of the Mutua Madrid Open with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Fernando Verdasco fighting for a place in the quarter-finals.
<div><h2>Stefanos Tsitsipas (8) vs. Fernando Verdasco</h2><p><strong>Thursday, May 9, Madrid</strong></p><p>Former junior world No.1 Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his remarkable season on Wednesday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Adrian Mannarino in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open. The 20-year-old had 21 winners to 22 unforced errors while Mannarino stood on just 11 winners and 22 errors. Known as one of the most talented young players in the game, Tsitsipas is currently riding a six-match winning streak after claiming his first ATP Tour title on clay at the Millennium Estoril Open last week.</p><p>Tsitsipas will next face Fernando Verdasco in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open. Born and raised in Madrid, Verdasco loves to play in his home city in front of his whole family and friends. The 35-year-old is a two-time quarter-finalist in Madrid but hasn’t made it past the third round since 2012. Looking now at Fernando’s campaign at this year’s tournament, the Spaniard produced a stunning comeback to beat Karen Khachanov 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-5 in two hours and 28 minutes on Wednesday.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Tsitsipas’ outstanding results in 2019 with the Greek as the favourite at 9/25 (1.36) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=8cb1fdf6-5659-4f16-a75b-679218b0115e&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with 10Bet!">10Bet</a> while <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a> offers 12/5 (3.40) for Verdasco to win this match. Tsitsipas has played some incredible tennis this year and won 81.82% of the matches in 2019 when priced below 1/2 (1.50). On the other hand, Verdasco only left the court after 11:00 P.M. local time on Wednesday and will have a very tough task against Tsitsipas on this match. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Greek’s -3 game handicap to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions & Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p></div>