Okay MyBookie tennis betting enthusiasts, if you’re suffering a letdown after the completion of the first grand slam tournament of the year, cheer up. The ATP World Tour is back in action as the 2021 Open Sud de France rolls right along. After kicking off on Sunday, Feb. 21, the Round of 16 is set to get underway over the next two days. Best of all, you’re going to get the expert tennis betting insight you’ll need in order to maximize your chances of cashing in early and often as this ATP Tour 250 event rolls right along.
Okay, let’s find out who’s in action and which players are offering the best value in their respective matches so you can bet against their Tennis odds.
Tennis Betting Predictions for the 2021 Open Sud de France
Benjamin Bonzi Vs No. 2 David Goffin – Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 1:00 PM
You might now know who 24-year-old Benjamin Bonzi is, but you’re about to find out. The Frenchman is currently ranked a career-high125th in the world right now. Bonzi won the ATP Challenger event in Potchefstroom, South Africa just prior to competing in the 2021 Australian Open. Bonzi got knocked out in the first round of qualifying by Quentin Hays 06, 2-6.
Bonzi also beat world No. 4 Daniil Medvedev in the first round of the 2017 French Open. Bonzi also qualified for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships by beating Britain’s James Ward in the final qualifying round. Last, but not least, Bonzi qualified for the 2020 French Open beating Ivo Karlovic among others, in qualifying.
No. 2 seed David Goffin is ranked 15th on the ATP World Tour. The 30-year-old Belgian is 3-3 on the year with four titles in his career since turning pro in 2009. Goffin reached the semifinals in Antalya, Turkey to start his year before suffering a first round loss to Carlos Alcaraz at Melbourne 1. Goffin then suffered a crushing five-set first round loss in the Australian Open against 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 3-6.
Prediction: While these two players have never met before, you should know there’s a huge difference in the caliber of players here. Benjamin Bonzi is prtty much, a career Challenger level player while David Goffin is a top 20 player that has reached as high as No. 7 in the ATP Tour world rankings. With Goffin hungry to get a victory following two straight losses, this one will be over in straight sets!
Pick: David Goffin In Straight Sets
Jiri Vesely Vs Peter Gojowczky – Thursday, Feb. 25
27-year-old Jiri Vesely is ranked 69th in the ATP rankings. The 6-6 Czech lefty is 4-3 on the year and comes into this event fresh off an appearance in the second round of the Australian Open. Vesely got past Kimmer Coppejans in a five-set thriller in his opener before falling to world No. 16 Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets in his next match. Prior to the Aussie Open, Vesely reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne 2 before falling to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime via second set retirement.
31-year-old German Peter Gojowczky is ranked 146th in the world. He won three matches before getting knocked out in the semifinals of the Quimper 2 Challenger event in France in early February before losing his first round qualifying match at the Australian Open against Cem Ilkel in sraight sets.
Prediction: Just like my first prediction, this match is more of a mismatch between a career Challenger Tour level player in Gojowczky against a seasoned ATP Tour player that reached a career-high of No. 35 in 2015. Simply put, there’s no way Jiri Vesely loses this match against a player he should beat 10 times out of 10.
Pick: Jiri Vesely in Straight Sets
No. 3 Dusan Lajovic Vs Dennis Novak – Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4:00 AM
No. 3 seed Dusan Lajovic is currently ranked a solid, 27th in the ATP Tour world rankings. The 30-year-old Serbian might be what looks like a modest 3-3 on the year, but he also made an impressive run to the Round of 16 at the recently completed Australian Open before falling to world No. 7 Alex Zverev in straight sets.
27-year-old Austrian Dennis Novak is ranked 102nd in the world rankings. He’s 1-2 on the year, but somehow managed to beat world No. 17 fabio Fognini in ATP Cup before losing to world No. 239 Nicholas Mahut in his next match. Novak lost in straight sets in the opening round of the Australian Open against veteran Adrian Mannarino.
Prediction: Lajovic won the only career meeting by dispatching Novak in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the 2018 Kitzbuhel event in Austria. With that said, I’m completely and utterly stunned that Dusan Lajovic isn’t the favorite in this match. Lajovic looked mostly fantastic in winning three matches at the Aussie Open and h should be able to build on the nice momentum he’s created to start the 2021 campaign. Not only doe Lajovic win this match, but he gets it done in straight sets!
Pick: Dusan Lajovic in Straight Sets
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