Tennis Season Briefly Returns to Clay with Exciting MatchesPublished July 16, 2021 by Florin P
Tsitsipas and Djere expected to advance to the Hamburg semifinals, while Garin and Hanfmann are narrow favorites in the Bastad quarterfinals.
Roland Garros ended some time ago and Wimbledon champions were crowned at the beginning of the month. Tennis tournaments will move to hard court, but the final clay events are scheduled for July. This weekend, some of the best players will compete in Sweden and Germany before moving to the US.
Coria and Garin Brace for Competitive Match
Garin returns to his favorite surface after a better-than-expected performance at Wimbledon. In Sweden, he has reached the quarterfinals and he will take on another clay specialist on Friday afternoon. He has won both games against Coria, each time by the narrowest of margins. They are both proficient on the surface and Coria has played more games this season on clay. 888 Sport regards Garin as favorites with odds of 7/20, but the odds on the underdog are far more tempting at 22/10.
Hanfmann and Rinderknech Play a Coin Flip
Hanfmann and Rinderknech have exceeded expectations by reaching the quarterfinals in Bastad. The two players have met before this year, on the Wimbledon grass and Rinderknech emerged victorious. Things are slightly different now as they need on play, but both players have the same advantages. They have a powerful first serve and convert few breakpoint opportunities. 888 Sport credits the German with the first chance and only slightly better odds of 8/10, compared to even odds on the French.
Djere Ready to Book a Semifinal Seat in Hamburg
Laslo Djere didn’t play too well on grass, but he will feel much better when returning to his favorite surface. He has the opportunity of winning back-to-back games against Basilashvili after defeating the Georgian in straight sets earlier this year. Djere is in excellent form and has won back-to-back games in Hamburg hence the odds of 1/2 on his victory. Punters willing to bet on Basilashvili to cause an upset will be paid at 3/2 by bet365 Sports, yet we expect the Serbian player to come on top.
Tsitsipas Overwhelming Favorite in Hamburg
Tsitsipas lost to Djokovic is Roland Garros, but this is still one of his best years as a professional athlete. Not surprisingly, he is the overwhelming favorite to win the Hamburg tournament and cruise past Krajinovic in the quarterfinals. He made quick work of his German opponent in the previous round and is expected to advance to the semi finals in straight sets. Betting on the Greek to win will only produce odds of 1/5, so it is worth considering a bet on him to win 2-0 at odds of 3/5 with bet365 Sports.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 15 at 7 A.M. UK time.