Expert Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 14th

Expert Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 14th

Written by on May 14, 2018

There is only one event on tap this week for all Tennis Betting enthusiasts, but it’s a great one, as both the men and women will be in Rome for the Italian Open. There is a lot of money up for grabs at this prestigious event, so it’s no real surprise that the biggest names in tennis will be attending this one.The tournament actually began over the weekend, but since the top seeds all get a bye into the second round, it’s fair to suggest that the real action begins on Monday. We will take a look at both the men’s and women’s tournament odds to see if we can come up with some winners for you.

Expert Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 14th

Italian Open Men’s Tournament

ATP’s Top 10

  • 1-Roger Federer
  • 2-Rafael Nadal
  • 3-Alexander Zverev
  • 4-Grigor Dimitrov
  • 5-Marin Cilic
  • 6-Juan Martin del Potro
  • 7-Kevin Anderson
  • 8-Dominic Thiem
  • 9-John Isner
  • 10-David Goffin
It is Rafael Nadal who is in as the top seed in this tournament, but he is going to have some very strong competition ahead of him to reach the final. Nadal is a worthy favorite, especially since he has won this tournament no less than 7 times, although the last time he won here was in 2013. It is Alexander Zverev who is the defending champion, and he is in as the #2 seed, with Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic rounding out the top 4 seeds.It is Zverev who comes into this event with all the momentum after beating Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Open last week. The 21-year old German is currently ranked #3 in the world, but you get the feeling that it is only a matter of time before he makes it to the top. He has won 2 titles already this season and boasts an impressive 26-7 record in 2018. He is almost certainly going to be the player to beat here, and I believe his end of the draw is a little easier than what Nadal will need to face.Zverev is on a roll right now, he should be your Tennis Betting pick this coming weekend.

Italian Open Women’s Tournament

WTA’s Top 10

  • 1-Simona Halep
  • 2-Carolina Wozniacki
  • 3-Garbiñe Muguruza
  • 4-Elina Svitolina
  • 5-Karolina Pliskova
  • 6-Jelena Ostapenko
  • 7-Carolina Garcia
  • 8-Petra Kvitova
  • 9-Venus Williams
  • 10-Sloane Stephens
The women’s tournament is stacked with talented players, and it is Simona Halep, the runner-up at this event in 2017, who is in as the top seed. Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine, Muguruza, and Elina Svitolina who round out the top 4 seeds. Svitolina comes in as the defending champion after beating Halep in 3 sets last year.Simona Halep is one of the Tennis Betting favorites to win at Italy.Svitolina is the only one of the top 4 seeds who has won this particular tournament, which suggests we may be in for some upsets in the week ahead. If we are to look down the list of players to find someone who might be able to rise up and win, I think we might just look at Karolina Pliskova, as she is coming off a strong showing at the Madrid Open, where she made it all the way to the semi-final. She is 9-1 on clay in 2018, which makes her a pretty good bet at a very nice price.I don’t like playing the chalk, so it is Pliskova who I am going with. She is in as the #6 seed for this event, and while she has a tough road to the final, I like her chances.