Expert Tennis Betting Picks for the Second Week of February 2018
New York Open (February 12-18)The Memphis Open relocates to Long Island in 2018. The New York Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event, will be held from February 12-18 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In the top half of the draw, I’m predicting No. 1 seed Kevin Anderson will fall to young and gifted American Francis Tiafoe in the quarterfinal round. I’m also going to say that No. 3 seed John Isner falls to No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori in the quarters. I think the bottom half of the draw is No. 2 seed Sam Querrey’s to win, but in the end, I’m going with Kei Nishikori to get the win in New York! Tennis Betting Pick: Kei Nishikori
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (February 12-18)The first ATP World Tour 500 tournament of the 2018 season gets underway this week in Rotterdam and I love the chances of World No. 2 Roger Federer as he takes to the court for the first time since winning the 2018 Australian Open with one goal in mind – getting the No. 1 world ranking back! This event is the first of 13 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments of the season. Fed will have his hands full seeing as how the 45th anniversary of the popular Dutch indoor tournament features seven of the Top 20 players in the ATP Rankings. Fed, who got a wild-card entry, is a two-time Rotterdam champion (2005, 2012) and he could face friend and fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka in the quarters. His toughest match could come against World No. 3 Alex Zverev in the semis, but if he gets past that match (it’s no guarantee) I don’t see anyone in the bottom half of the draw defeating him. I’m expecting N0. 2 seed, Grigor Dimitrov, to reach the finals in the bottom half and to give Federer a tough way to go before falling to the sweet-swinging Swiss superstar simply because he’s determined to return to No. 1 for the first time since Nov. 4, 2012. Tennis Betting Pick: Roger Federer
WTA Qatar Total Open 2018 (February 12-18)The draw is out for the first Premier 5 event of the season at the Qatar Total Open, which is set to begin on Monday, February 12. Nine of the Top 10 are in the Doha field, where once again No.1 Caroline Wozniacki and No.2 Simona Halep will battle for the No.1 ranking.
- Top eight seeds: No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, No.2 Simona Halep, No.3 Elina Svitolina, No.4 Garbiñe Muguruza, No.5 Karolina Pliskova, No.6 Jelena Ostapenko, No.7 Caroline Garcia, and No.8 Angelique Kerber.
- Top half: Wozniacki, Svitolina, Ostapenko, Kerber.
- Bottom half: Halep, Muguruza, Pliskova, Garcia.
- Potential quarterfinals: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Angelique Kerber, Elina Svitolina vs. Jelena Ostapenko, Caroline Garcia vs. Garbiñe Mugurua, and Karolina Pliskova vs. Simona Halep.