Juan Martin Del Potro takes on Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal of ATP tournament in Rome.
I think there is nice value on Del Potro here. He looks better than Djokovic at this moment. Djokovic hasn’t impressed with his play in last few weeks. He lost to Goffin in Monte Carlo and Nadal in Madrid, while here he didn’t have so tough opponents beating Bedene in the second round and Bautista in third and I need to say that Bautista is not playing so good lately. Djokovic maybe looked something better against Bautista than he was in the previous matches but still IMO his play is not on so high level.
Del Potro on the other hand looks really good here. He beat Dimitrov, Edmund and Nishikori on this tournament. Had really tough draw, but he is playing on very high level. His serve works good, but he surprised me with his good play on return winning more than 33% on opponents first serve in all 3 matches on this tournament, while on second serve he won more than 45% points. I think he could make a serious damage to Djokovic here. They met two times this season, both times won Djokovic in 3 sets, this time he looks vulnerable and I think Del Potro could beat him this time.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickDel Potro
- Odds+175 Bet365
- Match result0-2 (-8.00)