With the 2021 Bavarian International Tennis Championships steamrolling into the semifinals, it’s time to offer up an expert tennis betting preview on the only match currently set for Saturday, May 1.
Better known as the BMW Open, two mostly unheralded players will go at it when Ilya Ivashka tries to dispatch seventh-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff. Let’s find out right now which player is offering the best Tennis betting value in this affair so you can place your bets against their ATP odds.
Tennis Betting | ATP BMW Open Predictions For Semi-Final Match
Ilya Ivashka Vs No. 44 Jan-Lennard Struff
- When: Saturday, May 1, 2021, at TBD
The world No. 107 won two qualifying matches to make the main draw including a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 win over Ricardas Berankis. Ivashka won two main draw matches to reach the quarterfinals against world No. 7 and top-seeded Alexander Zverev on Friday.
Ivashka was 4-4 on the year with no titles coming into the BMW Open, but he recently took the incomparable Rafael Nadal three sets in Barcelona while winning the first set 6-3. Ivashka also took world No. 11 Denis Shapovalov three sets at the ATP Masters in Miami.
World No. 44 Jan-Lennard Struff won his opener against Andrej Martin in straight sets before going the distance on Thursday to dispatch Dominik Koepfer 7-6 (3), 6-7 (0), 6-2 on Thursday. Struff then went the distance again before emerging victorious with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over Filip Krajinovic on Friday.
Struff was an uninspiring 7-9 on the year coming into this event, but he’s recorded a pair quality wins over world No. 15 Milos Raonic and world No. 26 Dusan Lajovic at the ATP Cup in Melbourne.
These two players have met once in their careers with the 31-year-old Struff recording a 6-4, 6-4 win over the 27-year-old Ivashka in the first round of a Germany vs. Belarus qualifying matchup a year ago.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Jan-Lennard Struff is the far more experienced player in this matchup and his consecutive three-set wins shows some serious mental fortitude and grit. Struff could be ripe for the upset because of the weary legs I’m expecting to see from him in this match, but in the end, I think he’s going to go all-out to get a meaningful win that would land him in the finals.
This one should be a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish, but I’m going with Jan-Lenard Struff in three sets!
Pick: Jan-Lennard Struff in 3 Sets