Okay tennis betting enthusiasts, while this coming week’s slate of action doesn’t feature a grand slam tournament or Masters 100 event, there’s still a bunch of chances for you to cash with three men’s ATP World Tour events going down and a pair of women’s WTA tournaments on the schedule. With that said, I’ve highlighted a trio of matches that are looking like, both, exciting and value-packed affairs just waiting to happen. Now, let’s get started.
Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – February 10th Edition
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
- Tour: Men’s ATP Tour
- Where: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Category: ATP World Tour 500
- When: February 9-16
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Jan-Lenard Struff
19-year-old Canadian and World No. 21 Felix Auger-Aliassime is a player with unlimited potential. However, the young star is just 4-6 on the year. Aliassime won his opener against Damir Dzumhur at the Open Sud de France before losing in the second round against Pierre-Hughes Herbert in straight sets. 29-year-old German Jan-Lenard Struff is ranked 34th in the world and he’s gone 3-3 on the year while getting knocked out in his opener against Novak Djokoivc at the Australian Open in his last match.
While Struff beat Aliassime 6-1, 6-4 at the ATP Cup to start the year, I’m going with Aliassime to get the big, momentum-changing win in this meeting. The Canadian is the young and more versatile player in this meeting and Struff is an average player at best and one that owns a uninspiring 126-149 career mark on the ATP Tour. This one is going the distance, but I’m going with FA2 for the win!
Pick: Felix Auger-Aliassime in Three Sets
Karen Kachanov vs. Fabio Fognini
23-year-old World No. 17 Karen Kachanov is 6-3 on the year. The huge Russian won two matches at the Australian Open before falling to Nick Kyrgios in a five-set thriller in the Round of 32. 32-year-old world No. 11 Fabio Fognini is a modest 4-4 on the year. The sweet-swinging Italian won three matches at the Australian Open before losing to Tennys Sandgren in four sets in the quarterfinals.
While Karen Kachanov is the younger and stronger player in this matchup, I’m going with Fabio Fognini to get it done in this meeting. Kachanov won the first head-to-head meetings at the China open a year ago, but Fognini got some revenge by taking out Kachanov 63. 7-5 in their second meeting in Shanghai. Fognini gets in done in a three-set thriller.
Pick: Fabio Fognini in Three Sets
St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
- Tour: Women’s WTA Tour
- Where: Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- When: February 10 – 16
Jennifer Brady vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
24-year-old American Jennifer Brady is 5-2 on the year. She comes into this affair off a nice run at the Aussie Open where she beat former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova in three sets before taking out World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. While the 5’10” Brady lost to Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals, she’s looking great right now. 34-year-old Russian grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is just 1-2 on the year after downing Marketa Vondrousova in her opener before falling to Camila Giorgi in the Round of 64. While I have always been a huge fan of ‘Kuzy’ right now, Jennifer Brady is clearly the better player at this stage of their respective careers. Keep it simple here. Brady will bash her way to victory of the fading Kuznetsova, whose best days are clearly in the rear-view mirror.
Pick: Jennifer Brady in Straight Sets