Tennis Clay Season Ends with High Profile Matches on FridayPublished July 26, 2019 by Florin P
The final stages of the clay season are upon us, with Hamburg and Gstaad quarterfinals scheduled on Friday afternoon.
A short, but intense grass tennis season has just ended, with all the big stars resting in anticipation of the hardcourt season. For a brief period of time, those who love betting on clay matches have this chance, in the Hamburg and Gstaad tournaments. On Friday, the quarterfinals are underway and some of the most experienced players on this surface will go head to head.
Thiem is the Overwhelming Favorite over Rublev
The Austrian superstar has lost another Roland Garros final against Rafael Nadal, but his clay season has been amazing. He is just three matches away from winning another final and this time he can do it in front of a German-speaking audience. Dominic plays against another young player and bet365 Sports expect this to be a one-sided match. Odds of 1/5 offered on Thiem to win are justified by the recent results, as well as the head to head record, as he has won both games so far. A bet on Rublev’s win is priced at 5/1.
Chardy and Basilashvili Seek Rare Clay Victory
Chardy and Basilashvili are two players with powerful first serves and equally impressive forehands. That’s why they are better suited for hard court and grass tournaments. As they wait for the clay season to end, they still have a chance to make it to the semifinals on Friday. These players are evenly matched, but the Frenchman has the advantage of winning the direct games. This makes the even odds offered by Winner Sports on his victory much more tempting than the 4.5 available on Basilashvili to prevail.
An All-Spaniard Affair at Gstaad
Carballes Baena takes on veteran Albert Ramos on a surface that both Spanish players love. Both have had their fair share of difficult matches in Hamburg and had to overcome early deficits. In this match, winning the first set is particularly important, but another incredible comeback shouldn’t be ruled out. There is an obvious balance between these two players, hence the odds of 7/10 on Ramos and 11/10 on Carballes, courtesy of 888 Sport. Punters should also consider a bet on three sets to be played at 3/2.
All Eyes on Stebe in Hamburg Quarterfinal
Stebe’s career has been hurt by injuries, but the German player is once again on the clay court hoping for big results. He already caused two upset at the ATP Hamburg event and will be playing in front of an arena packed with enthusiastic fans. The Germans in the stands will cheer for him against Fabbiano in what promises to be a perfectly balanced match. Intertops Sportsbook offers identical odds of 9/10 on each player to emerge victoriously, but we give the German the first chance in this emotional match.