After the successful winning tips in the weekend, we are ready to give you our next tip for today which is going to be from Bratislava Challenge. Bernard Tomic faces off against Ricardas Berankis in an amazing game this evening. Also, we expect to see a spectacular result in this game.
The game is coming from Bratislava challenger, 1st Round. Currently, Bernard Tomic is on 144th position in ATP World Ranking, while the Lithuanian Rocket is on 141st position so far. Tomic is a solid and stable player, especially on the indoor courts but it looks like that this season he will do the impossible to start playing more hard tournaments, something which was missing last season.
We cannot say that the Bernard Tomic is a clear outsider here because he has very good service and his baseline game is perfect but one is sure that Ricardas Berankis will try not to lose this game with a difference. The game should be chased on + games handicap or over games. We prefer to play Over 22.5 games. Meanwhile, we expect to be witnesses on an epic and spectacular game between these them.
It was very unlucky to see Tommy Haas retired from the game against Benoit Paire. Actually, Haas was playing good but the lack of fitness and the long time injuries cost him this game. Anyway, we voided the pick and the next game which we are going to predict is for today, last game from the male program.
The game which we liked is between the domestic favourite - Bernard Tomic and one of the oldest player in the tour - Victor Estrella Burgos. It is actually amazing how this player, despite his 36 years he is still one decent player and he is playing on the top of his abilities. He started playing serious tennis when he turned 34 but the age is just a number and he is proving that. Tomic is not among the best players currently as he is far from his best shape. But on Australian Open and not only, on all tours in Australia he is playing very solid and he is dangerous for any opponents.
Our pick for this game will be Tomic to take this game, but difficulty. Actually, we believe that Victor Estrella Burgos is having all chances to take a set here if he is playing at least one set on big level. He is old enough and we do not expect brave things from him, but at least we think he will not lose with difference.
Our next tip for today is again from the ATP tournament in Hertogenbosch. After the prediction we did between David Ferrer and Gilles Muller, we will make another one. This time we chose another very interesting game - Nicolas Mahut against Bernard Tomic.
There is no doubt that both players are extremely good on grass. Especially Nicolas Mahut who is serving incredibly well and the fast surfaces are his favourite. Nicolas Mahut did the longest game on grass together with John Isner a couple of years ago. He is serving tough and he has an excellent movement on the court. Bernard Tomic is in something as a hole. He is not that bad player, but he is very weak on clay and this was the main reason why he did not make a good appearance on the clay season. Also he has very big mental problems and he cannot play serious for the whole game.
Nicolas Mahut is also with bad nerves but at least he is much better than Tomic on grass. He proved that a couple of times. From the head to head games we see 1 win for both players. It will be tough game. We can see over games as well because they will be serving hard, but after all Nicolas Mahut must take this game.
This game is scheduled for today but it is not sure when it is going to be played due to a bad weather in Bucharest, Romania. So far the weather was amazing but in the past 2 days it seems that it is very stormy on the Balkans and especially in Romania.
The game is between the seeded number one here Bernard Tomic and the best Dutch player Robin Haase. Tomic is not the best clay player but we still believe that he is 2-3 classes above his opponent today. Tomic needs a good preparation for the upcoming Masters and Roland Garros Grand Slam. He missed the Masters in Monte Carlo last week but now he is going to play two low ranking tournaments in a row, in Bucharest, Romania and Istanbul, Turkey.
This is not so bad decision, because as we mentioned above, he is not the best clay player and his chances on the lower ranking tournaments are much higher to make something rather than to be eliminated in the first round yet. The bookmakers are underestimating him a lot and he is staked at around 1.70 even more. This makes us believe that it is just too good to be missed.
Third round of the ATP Indian Wells in USA. We are going to predict the game between Bernard Tomic and Milos Raonic. Both players won their second round games with ease against Rajeev Ram and Inigo Cervantes, respectively.
Bernard Tomic had some very good games recently, he reached final of ATP 500 in Acapulco, he reached ⅛ finals on Australian Open. I think that he has a great potential to achieve his aim to be among the top 10 players of the world. But today he will be stopped by Milos Raonic.
Raonic is currently on the 14th place in the ranking, he dropped from top 10 of the world because he missed a lot of tournaments due to an injury. His first game after Australian Open was against Inigo Cervantes here in Indian Wells and he won with 2-0 sets. He totally outclassed his opponent and we are expecting the same outcome from the game against Tomic.
Statistics are showing that these two players are making great battles. They have 3 head to head games as all of them were won by Raonic with 2-0 sets. The last game was from this year in Brisbane and it finished 7-6, 7-6 for Raonic. Actually Raonic is unbreakable at the moment and this makes us think that he won’t lose a set here.