Tuesday promises to be a fascinating day at the Western & Southern Open in Ohio – with plenty of the players on the fringes of the world’s top 10 in action. With the top 8 seeds receiving byes through to the last 32, the players in action on Tuesday will be desperate to progress to give themselves a shot at the higher ranked players. With so many in-form men in action on Tuesday – it promises to be an enthralling day of tennis.
Match Betting: David Goffin vs Nick Kyrgios
Belgian Goffin takes on the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios in a mouth-watering opening round tie. These 2 are evenly matched on paper with Goffin’s consistency over the last 12 months giving him the higher ranking here – and he’s priced at a very tempting 13/8 with Ladbrokes. His injury problems over the last few weeks hand Kyrgios the favouritism in this match – best priced 1/2 with Ladbrokes. Kyrgios has retired from 3 of his last 4 tournaments however and his inconsistency frustrates his fans and the punters.
Head to Head
Kyrgios leads the head to head 2:0 with both of his wins coming on hard courts – most recently in Miami earlier this year. Goffin will see this as an opportunity to open his account against the Aussie.
David Goffin to win – 13/8 with Ladbrokes.
Match Betting: Juan Martin Del Potro vs Tomas Berdych
Two of the biggest hitters on tour match up in another intriguing round 1 encounter. Del Potro’s injuries have contributed to his slide down the rankings and he will be desperate to get a win under his belt here. Berdych has been in good form in recent weeks – reaching the semi finals at Wimbledon and is seeded 10 here in Ohio. Despite his lower ranking – Del Potro starts as the marginal favourite for this one at 17/20 with Bet Victor whilst Berdych will fancy his chances here at best priced Evens with Betway.
Head to Head
This will be the 9th match between the pair with both men claiming 4 wins each previously. It was Berdych who won their clash with a comfortable straight sets win in Indian Wells last season.
Serving will dominate this tie so a tie-break in the match looks good at 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
Match Betting: Steve Johnson vs David Ferrer
Home favourite Steve Johnson will be hoping to fully utilise home advantage as he takes on the gritty David Ferrer in yet another enticing first round match-up. With Kei Nishikori awaiting in round 2, both men will be eager to progress and face the number 5 seed. This match looks tight which is reflected in the odds, Ferrer starts as the marginal favourite at 8/11 with SkyBet, whilst Johnson is 11/10 with Paddy Power.
Head to Head
Ferrer leads the head to head 2:0 with both of his previous victories coming on hard courts. Johnson will be hoping to avenge his defeats to the Spaniard so far.
These 2 are closely matched and their game styles should contrast quite dramatically – backing the match to go to 3 sets looks good at 6/5 with SkyBet.
Match Betting: Jared Donaldson vs Roberto Bautista-Agut
Two more in-form men meet in another particularly intriguing battle. 2017 has been a breakthrough year for Donaldson, who’s muscled into the world’s top 80 and made the last 16 in Montreal last week. Bautista-Agut is now established in the world’s top 20 and looks to have a reasonable route to at least the last 16 or even last 8 here in Cincinnati. The Spaniard starts as the comfortable favourite here at 1/3 with Betfair whilst Donaldson is a real threat at 5/2 with William Hill.
Head to Head
This is the first meeting between these 2 players at ATP tour level.
Donaldson will be desperate to please his home fans and put on a performance against the number 12 seed but could have a tough match in prospect.
Backing Bautista Agut to win by 2 sets to 1 looks a lucrative bet at 3/1 with SkyBet.
Robin Haase vs Adrian Mannarino – Mannarino to win
Diego Schwartzman vs Karen Khachanov – Khachanov to win
Pablo Carreno-Busta vs Paolo Lorenzi – Carreno-Busta to win
Kevin Anderson vs Alexandr Dolgopolov – Anderson to win
Backing these 4 players to win pays 6.09/1 with Marathon Bet