As this week’s tennis tournaments in Atlanta, Gstaad, and Hamburg reach the semi-final stage, we are concentrating on that for today’s Lucky 15 selection.
Ernests Gulbis couldn’t quite see off Fabio Fognini yesterday, otherwise we would have landed all four bets. Today, we have another upset we want to bet on alongside three other more obvious chances – or as obvious as they can be in an ATP semi-final match.
Remember a Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles, keeping your bet alive as long as one of your selections wins.
- Roberto Bautista Agut to beat Fabio Fognini at around 4/7
- Phillip Kohlschreiber to beat Florian Mayer at around 4/9
- John Isner to beat Gilles Muller at 8/11
- Ryan Harrison to beat Kyle Edmund at 11/8
By the way, if you want to lengthen your odds, we’d recommend backing Bautista Agut (5/4) and Isner (7/4) to win in two sets and Kohlschreiber (11/4) and Harrison (4/1) to win in three.
Roberto Bautista Agut to beat Fabio Fognini
We picked Fognini to fall yesterday but he played well enough to beat Gulbis. However, the much more consistent Bautista Agut is another proposition altogether. He had some injury worries earlier in the season but seems completely over that now, and has put a couple of dominant performances together to get this far. Fognini is still playing below his best and will likely be too erratic to overcome the Spaniard.
Phillip Kohlschreiber to beat Florian Mayer
This semi-final line-up in Hamburg guarantees German representation in the final and we think it will be Kohlschreiber who will get the job done. He’s enjoying a resurgence having seen off Gilles Simon and Nicholas Kicker in battling three-set affairs and although Mayer has done well to get this far, beating Marco Cecchinato, Andrey Kuznetzov and Diego Schwartzman, Kohlschreiber’s tennis has been of a much higher level.
John Isner to beat Gilles Muller
This will be John Isner’s toughest test of the week by far at Atlanta, where he is still to drop a set or be broken. Muller will also serve plenty of aces, and this game could well see a tie break or three, but Isner loves playing in Atlanta, is in the form of his life, and should have enough to see off the Luxembourger, who has been on the breakthrough stars of the season. Isner leads the head to head 3-2.
Ryan Harrison to beat Kyle Edmund
Kyle Edmund upset the formbook by beating number one seed Jack Sock in last night’s quarter-final, but we don’t fancy him to back that up against Ryan Harrison. Like Muller, Harrison is having something of a breakthrough season and has stormed through here beating John Millman and Chris Eubanks. This is Edmund’s second ATP semi-final and while he would normally favoured to win it, there is a question mark over his fitness. He needed time out during the Sock game due to an arm issue and that may hinder him against Harrison.