We’re back in action Friday after taking the day off on Thursday — and, boy, do we have a fun looking card in Estoril, Istanbul and Munich.
FIVE — count em, five — pick ’ems on tap, including some mouthwatering matchups from both a betting and watching perspective.
- Simone Bolelli (-111) vs. Francis Tiafoe (-118)
- Malek Jaziri (-115) vs. Jiri Veselý (+104)
- Laslo Djere (-111) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (-118)
- Philipp Kohlschreiber (-118) vs. Roberta Bautista-Agut (-111)
- Márton Fucsovics (-118) vs. Maximillian Marterer (-111)
I’m tempted to go back to Bolelli — who came through for us on Wednesday — but the eclectic style of Tiafoe might break the Italian’s rhythm from behind the baseline. I would’ve played Djere, but the Serbian seemed to struggle with a wrist injury in his last match against Seppi.
I also gave RBA a long look (as a dog), but Kohli has looked strong all week and will have the home crowd behind him. While there’s certainly value with the World No. 14 against a player some-twenty spots below him in the rankings, I think I’ll err on the side of caution and simply spectate.
That leads us into the fifth and final pick ’em on the card, where we will find our daily hitter for Friday.
Marton Fucsovics (-118) vs. Maximillian Marterer (-111)
Where: Munich, Germany
When: Not before 11 a.m. ET
H2H: Marterer leads 1-0