While the world’s best female players have the current week off, the men’s ATP Tour is in action at three different tournaments across the globe. In Argentina, the 2020 Cordoba Open will get underway on Sunday, February 2nd.
The Cordoba Open made its debut on the ATP Tour in 2019 and is the first clay-court tournament of the season and also the opening leg of the five-tournament swing through Latin America known as the “Golden Swing“. World No. 14 Diego Schwartzman is the top seed in Argentina.
World No. 9 Gael Monfils is the top seed at the Open Sud de France, which will take place on an indoor hard court in Montpellier and features a field of other gifted players, including Felix Auger-Aliassime, David Goffin and Dennis Shapovalov. The Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune, India features World No. 19 Benoit Paire as the top seed. Okay, now let’s find out where the best tennis betting value lies this week.
Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – February 3rd Edition
- When: Sunday, February 2nd
- Where: Cordoba, Argentina
No. 7 Fernando Verdasco vs. Qualifier Carlos Taberner
36-year-old Fernando Verdasco, the world No. 49, takes on unseeded 22-year-old qualifier Carlos Taberner in his opener at the Cordoba Opener. Verdasco has gone 4-2 on the year while reaching the Round of 32 before falling to world No. 7 Alexander Zverev in straight sets. For his part, Taberner is ranked 1,181 in the world after reaching a career-high No. 199 back in 2017. While Verdasco has never faced Taberner and is definitely nearing the end of what has been a very good, if not, great career, he’s still the easy pick to win this matchup against his inexperienced and far less dangerous opponent in this one.
Tennis Betting Pick: Fernando Verdasco in straight Sets
Open Sud de France
- When: Monday, February 3rd
- Where: Montpellier, France
Adrian Mannarino vs. Alexei Popyrin
World No. 45 Adrian Mannarino has never faced World No. 99 Alexei Popyrin and the 31-year-old veteran is 0-3 on the year with a trio of losses against Alexander Bublik, Andreas Seppi and Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem, most recently at the Australian open. 20-year-old Alexei Popyrin is a big, young dude with a ton of potential. He’s gone 2-2 on the year while beating Jo Wilfred-Tsonga in his opener at the Aussie Open. Despite his lack of experience, Popyrin is the pick here for me, seeing as how he’s clearly on his way up the ATP rankings while Mannarino has probably reached his full potential at this lat juncture of his career.
Tennis Betting Pick: Alexei Popyrin in Three Sets
Tata Open Maharashtra
- When: Monday, February 3rd
- Where: Pune, India
Lukas Rosol vs. Roberto Marcora
The 34-year-old Rosol, now ranked 176th in the world, has never faced the 30-year-old Marcora who is ranked 174th in the ATP world rankings. While both of these players don’t have a win on the ATP circuit this year, Rosol did manage to win a pair of qualifying matches Down Under before falling in his third match. Marcora lost in his opening match in Bangkok before splitting a pair of qualifying matches at the Australian Open. I’m super disappointed that Lukas Rosol hasn’t quite lived up to his potential since making a name for himself a few years back by beating Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon in 2012, but I’m going with the more explosive veteran out of sheer desperation, if nothing else.
Tennis Betting Pick: Lukas Rosol in Three Sets