ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Betting Preview

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,April 17, 2017 5:05, EDT in

With the 2017 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters getting underway on Sunday, April 16, racquet betting enthusiast now have a great opportunity to cash in on some ATP action as the clay court season gets underway.

Thanks to the expert betting analysis that you’re about to get on this year’s event, you’re going to have a great chance to  cash in early and often over the course of the prestigious Masters 100 tournament. Now, let’s get down to business and take a look at the current tennis betting predictions.

In Depth Analysis On The ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Betting Preview

 

 

2017 ATP Tour Monte Carlo Masters

Date: Sunday, April 16th – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Location: Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

Past Winners

2016 Rafael Nadal
2015 Novak Djokovic
2014 Stan Wawrinka
2013 Novak Djokovic
2012 Rafael Nadal

2017 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Odds

Rafael Nadal 21/10
Novak Djokovic 3/1
Andy Murray 23/5
Stan Wawrinka 31/5
Dominic Thiem 23/1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 25/1
Grigor Dimitrov 43/1
Tomas Berdych 47/1
Marin Cilic 66/1
Alexander Zverev 39/1
Pablo Cuevas 70/1
David Goffin51/1
Roberto Bautista-Agut 66/1
Lucas Pouille 70/1

Analysis: Let’s get started with who’s in and who’s out of this year’s Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.

The most dominant player in the world this year, the legendary and incendiary Roger Federer won’t be in this year’s field, so he’s not winning. 2016 runner-up Gael Monfils, powerful young Aussie star Nick Kyrgios and big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic are also not in the field this year.

Unfortunately for everyone else, nine-time Monte Carlo winner Rafael Nadal is in the field and looking to get his record 10th win in Monte Carlo after losing in three finals this year, including twice to Federer.

Also in the field are World No. 1 Andy Murray and two-time champion and world No. 2 Novak Djokovic and both players are looking to get on track after falling at the Australian Open and suffering mysterious elbow injuries prior to Miami.

Also in the field is 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka, former U.S. Open winner Marin Cilic and young stars, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev.

Now, after taking an in-depth look at the draw, I’m going with a final four that includes longshot Borna Coric, Wawrinka, Nadal and Djokovic.

I like Wawrinka to get past Coric in one semifinal while Nadal falls to a desperate Djokovic in the other semis. For my finals pick, I’m going to urge you to back Novak Djokovic to beat Murray while getting back to playing like the dominant player he has been for the better part of the last five years.

For his part, Djokovic says he is seriously motivated and will basically be playing ‘at home’ as he spends a vast amount of his off court time in Monte Carlo.

“It’s great to be in a place where I spend the most time when I’m not traveling. This is where I call home and where my training camp is, so I spend a lot of time on these courts,” said Djokovic. “It’s just very comfortable here. I sleep in my own bed. The family, friends and food that I like and are part of my daily routine are here. It’s a very special week for me and I’ve had that feeling for many years.”

Djokovic says he’s fully healthy now – and that’s not a good thing for everyone in the field, Nadal included.

“The elbow is fine now. I’ve been training for the past couple of weeks, playing Davis Cup and making the transition to clay that’s very demanding for the body. I was skeptical of how my elbow would react to the heavy balls on clay, but it’s been good so far,” said Djokovic. “I’ve paid a lot of attention to recovery since having to miss Miami and am now in shape to compete. My Davis Cup match (against Ramos-Vinolas) went really well. It was my best serving match in the past six or seven months, so hopefully it can keep going well here.”