Tennis best bets for the Mutua Madrid Open - Friday, April 28th
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 Friday, April 28th and make sure you keep coming back for more!
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Eugenie Bouchard vs. Martina Trevisan
It seems like every couple of years we hear about a successful Bouchard comeback, and we might be getting another one in 2023. Bouchard is fresh off an impressive win over Dayana Yastremska, so she has now won three matches in a row in Madrid (including qualifiers). Bouchard has also played seven matches on clay since the start of April, while Martina Trevisan only played one single clay-court match, in Stuttgart. Trevisan also happened to retire after losing the first set of that match to Beatriz Haddad Maia, who isn’t the greatest clay-court player in the world. With Trevisan’s health in question, combined with her lack of form on this surface, this looks like a great spot for Bouchard to pick up another big WTA-level win. So, let’s back the Canadian here.
Bet: Bouchard ML (-110)
Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
We had Ramos-Vinolas to beat Ilya Ivashka in his first match here, so we’ve already made a little money on the lefty in Madrid. Now, we’re going right back to the 35-year-old in his matchup with Davidovich Fokina. Ramos-Vinolas is 2-1 in this head-to-head matchup on clay, and it’s just hard to see him going down without a fight. Davidovich Fokina is widely viewed as a clay-court specialist, but he hasn’t had anywhere near the success that Ramos-Vinolas has had on the surface. Of course, Davidovich Fokina's young legs give him a slight advantage here, but Ramos-Vinolas should have him beat when it comes to point construction and overall poise. That matters in a big tournament like this one, so we’re backing the veteran to force a third set, at least. We're also sprinkling a little on the moneyline.
Bet: Ramos-Vinolas +1.5 Sets (+120) + Ramos-Vinolas ML (+290 - 0.5 units)
Make sure you check the Pro Picks page throughout the day. As odds begin to move, I might add more selections there.