Tennis best bets for the Mutua Madrid Open - Thursday, April 27th
The Mutua Madrid Open is one of the most exciting clay-court events of the season, as this is a 1000-level tournament for both the men and the women. This is one of the biggest non-majors of the entire year, so most of the stars will be out on the red clay over the next two weeks. We're going to have you covered with tennis best bets for every big tournament of the season, so keep reading for our tennis predictions for Thursday, April 27th and make sure you keep coming back for more!
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Mirra Andreeva vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia
We cashed in on Andreeva in her win over Leylah Fernandez in the first round. Now, we’re turning to the soon-to-be 16-year-old to go out and beat world No. 14 Beatriz Haddad Maia on Thursday. Haddad Maia has a winning record on clay in her career, but she hasn’t had much time to get herself settled in on the surface in 2023. Haddad Maia did go to the quarterfinals in Stuttgart last week, but she had a little luck on her side. Martina Trevisan and Elena Rybakina both had to retire in Haddad Maia’s first two matches, and she was then run off the court by Ons Jabeur, who earned a 6-3, 6-0 win over the Brazilian. With that in mind, Haddad Maia hasn’t actually won a WTA-level match on the dirt this year.
Andreeva has done nothing but win since the start of 2023. The up-and-coming star has been dominating the lower levels of women’s tennis, and she looked insanely sharp in her win over Fernandez. Andreeva absolutely belongs at this level and she should prove that with a convincing performance against Haddad Maia.
Bet: Andreeva ML (+105)
Andrea Vavassori vs. Andy Murray
Vavassori hasn’t done all that much at the tour level throughout his career, but he is a strong clay-court player. Over the last 52 weeks, Vavassori is 46-36 in Challenger-level matches on the dirt. That’s a whole lot of recent clay-court experience, and Murray could be a bit overwhelmed by it. The three-time Grand Slam champion is just 2-3 on clay over the last 52 weeks, and he recently lost 6-1, 6-3 against Alex De Minaur in Monte Carlo. De Minaur isn’t exactly a great clay-court player, so that performance was especially concerning from Murray. So, while Vavassori is largely unproven, this looks like a great spot to fade Murray and hop on another plus-money competitor. The ‘dogs barked for us on Wednesday, so let’s hope for the same on Thursday.
Bet: Vavassori ML (+120)
Make sure you check the Pro Picks page throughout the day. As odds begin to move, I might add more selections there.