ATP Miami Tennis Handicap Betting Preview – Thur 2nd April by @DavAulak

Novak Djokovic v David Ferrer

Novak Djokovic has had a long month of tennis and could have been out of this tournament if Alexandr Dolgopolov had just held his nerve for a couple more games in the second set of that match.

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Coming through that match and now being able to smell the end of the tournament should give Djokovic the extra bounce in his step that he is going to need to beat David Ferrer in this Quarter Final.

 

Tennis Handicap Betting Preview - Thur 2nd April by @DavAulak

Novak Djokovic

However, Ferrer is going to need to up his game if he is going to give Djokovic a run for his money after struggling through against Gilles Simon with the first set that was decided on a tie-breaker that could easily have gone the other way. David Ferrer saw his serve broken three times in that first set and he has to be better on that side of things if ihe is going to beat the World Number 1 who is defending his title that was won last year.

Matches between the players have been fun to watch in the past and I think this one will be intriguing, but Djokovic might just have had the one scare in the tournament and can find the breaks of serve to come through 64, 62.

HANDICAP PICK: Novak Djokovic – 5.5 games @ 2.2 with Eastbridge

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @DavAulak.

 

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Miami Open Tennis Handicap Betting Previews – Tue 31st Mar by @DavAulak

Kei Nishikori v David Goffin

Kei Nishikori was very happy with his performance against Victor Troicki on Monday as he dismissed the challenge of the Serb very easily and I think he will be a little too good for David Goffin too.

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Goffin is a player that showed how good he can be during the summer months of 2014 but he has been a little inconsistent in the start of this season and even his run here in Miami, but Nishikori presents another level up in terms of competition.

Before this tournament, Goffin has been having a more difficult time and I think Nishikori is going to expose any doubts that may still be lingering in the Belgian player’s mind by getting a lot of balls back in play. Nishikori can also turn defence into attack very quickly and his speed around the court will force Goffin to go for a little more than he perhaps would like.

It could be a fun match to watch, but one I believe Nishikori comes through with a 63, 64 win.

Handicap Pick: Kei Nishikori -4.5 Games at 1.95 with Unibet

 

Miami Open Tennis Handicap Betting Previews – Tue 31st Mar by @DavAulak

Kei Nishikori

Venus Williams v Carla Suarez Navarro

I’ve spoken about my respect for Carla Suarez Navarro and the form she has produced on the tennis court over the last eighteen months and her three wins in Miami have been very good.

The Spaniard has become a regular name in the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals of tournaments through 2015, but I think she does hit the wall a little bit at this level and Venus Williams has been playing very well. Aside from her choke in the second set against Sam Stosur, Venus Williams has been very good this week too and I think she has a little more about her game which gives her the edge in this match.

Williams has to be at her best though as shown by the fact that four previous matches between these players have been split two apiece and the American has lost at least a set in three of those matches.

If Williams serves well, I think it will be tough for Suarez Navarro whose own serve continues to be the weakness that prevents her from really going all the way in tournaments. The key for the Spaniard will be to get into prolonged backhand to backhand exchanges, but Williams can get up to the net and has the power to perhaps overwhelm Suarez Navarro in a 63, 57, 64 win.

Handicap Pick: Venus Williams -2.5 Games at 1.93 with Matchbook

Prices correct at the time of writing.

By @DavAulak

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