After an interesting tournament in Toronto, which saw the re-emergent of the all conquering Djokovic, our outright each way prediction Kei Nishikori did reach the final as to net a nice profit. This week has the single ATP tournament in Atlanta on schedule due to Olympic duty starting midweek in Rio.
ATP 250 Atlanta Open
With most top players playing in Rio, the field in ATL is weak. Our top seeds are three time consecutive winner Isner and Kyrgios in the bottom half.
The top half is undeniably the stronger side of the draw with Isner having to fend off Mannerino, Fritz and Anderson to reach the final. He is expected to do so, but I do not see enough value to back him.
The bottom half has all the value with Kyrgios coming off another off day against Shapovalov in Toronto. He did not seem to be able to energise himself for a Master event, let alone a 250 event in the heat of Atlanta. Once we look past Kyrgios there is no obvious second choice. It is my expectation Dolgopolov is in for a run, after losing thight matches earlier this US hard court swing. His road to a final, includes beating Verdasco and possibly Kyrgios but I like his chances to reach a final here and with current price available the each way has enough value to back theDog.
Back Alexandr Dolgopolov €10 each way at 17.00 available at StanJames