Almost all eyes in the tennis world this week will be on the Rogers Cup as the build-up to the US Open begins. I am backing Roger Federer to win overall – at 33/20 with Bet Stars – and will be picking a selection of tennis bets for our latest Lucky 15, along with some football tips.
A Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles and four singles to maximise your returns provided at least one selection comes in.
There is not much football on today that catches the eye, so today’s bets are mostly tennis. Here they are:
- Tennis: Jared Donaldson to beat Lucas Pouille at around 6/4
- Football: St Pauli to beat Dynamo Dresden at around 8/11
- Tennis: Daniil Medvedev to beat Adrian Mannarino at around 4/7
- Tennis: John Isner to beat Juan Martin del Potro at around 4/5
Jared Donaldson to beat Lucas Pouille
We are starting the week by opposing the favourite in this one. Although Pouille won a couple of early-season titles, his form in recent weeks has been poor. He made early exits at Washington and Wimbledon whereas Donaldson has had a good couple of runs at Atlanta at Washington. He is building nicely and nudging his ranking in the right direction and could well beat an out-of-sorts Pouille this evening. The pair have never met on a hard court before, but Donaldson reached the third round here last year which must give him confidence.
St Pauli to beat Dynamo Dresden
This Bundesliga 2 match presents, for me, the most obvious betting opportunity of the night with the home side in excellent form against a struggling away side. St Pauli opened their campaign with a 1-0 away at Bochum while Dresden lost 1-0 to Duisburg at home. They were also unimpressive in pre-season, which contrasts with St Pauli, who took good wins over Stoke and Bremen. St Pauli won this fixture 2-0 last season and should run out winners once again.
Daniil Medvedev to beat Adrian Mannarino
We rarely put Medvedev in the same bracket of rising stars as Thiem and Zverev but a few more wins like last week’s against Grigor Dimitrov, and he soon will be. The talented Russian advanced to the quarters in Washington and took out Stan Wawrinka at Wimbledon. Mannarino is a real battler and is in decent form, but he had a hard match against Tomas Berdych in Mexico late last week and may still be feeling the effects of that. We take Medvedev to win.
John Isner to beat Juan Martin del Potro
Isner took last week off after winning back-to-back titles in Newport and Atlanta but faces an early challenge as he comes up against former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro. The Argentine will not be intimidated by Isner’s form or his huge serve, but we think the American will have enough to win, although it could take him three sets to do so (that is on offer at around 3/1). Del Potro has got his ranking back up to 32 but the pattern in recent weeks is that he is beating players ranked below him, but he falls short against better quality opponents – Andy Murray at the French Open, Kei Nishikori last week. Isner is now in that bracket and ought to get the job done.