Monte Carlo Masters Day 5: Value on Tsitsipas to Take Down Medvedev

João Mourato

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:19 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019 5:19 PM UTC

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<h2>Daniil Medvedev (10) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (6)</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Medvedev - Tsitsipas Betting Odds"><strong>Thursday, April 18, Monte Carlo</strong></a></p><p>Stefanos Tsitsipas got his clay-court season off to a good start at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters as he beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-5 to reach the third round in Monte Carlo for the first time in his career. As mentioned in our <a href="" target="_blank" title="Monte Carlo Masters Day 4: Tsitsipas too Strong for Kukushkin to Handle">Monte Carlo Masters Day 4 analysis</a>, Tsitsipas grew up playing on clay and is always a very dangerous player on this surface. The 20-year-old Greek broke serve four times and ended the match with an impressive 1.40 winners / unforced errors ratio from the forehand side.</p><p>Tsitsipas will next face No.10 seed Daniil Medvedev, who only needed 69 minutes to take down Radu Albot 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. Medvedev only won one of his last 11 matches on clay before this tournament but has enjoyed a dream run at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. The Moscow native only lost five games in his previous two matches in Monte Carlo and won 58.70% of the points played on his opponents’ service games.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;.&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@StefTsitsipas&lt;/a&gt; withstands a second-set comeback from Mikhail Kukushkin to win 6-3, 7-5. Next up &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@DaniilMedwed&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#RolexMCMasters&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;17 de abril de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>These two players used to be good friends but everything changed last year after a verbal conflict between the two players in Miami. Tsitsipas blocked Daniil on Instagram and the two haven’t spoken since then. Besides that match in Miami, Stefanos and Medvedev faced each other two other times in 2018 – US Open and Basel – with the Russian winning all three encounters between them.</p><p>Despite Medvedev’s lead in their head-to-head, Tsitsipas is the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">slight favourite</a> to win this match at 83/100 (1.83) with<a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!"> Pinnacle</a>. This will be their first official encounter on clay and a perfect opportunity for Stefanos to claim his first ever win against this opponent. Tsitsipas feels much more comfortable in the surface than his rival and that should play a decisive role to his success on this match. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add the Greek’s moneyline your <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this third-round contest in Monte Carlo.</p>
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