Tournament director, Richard Krajicek very kindly offered us a tip ahead of the Rotterdam Open he supervises this week.
After switching to the slower Proflex surface for this year's championship he advised: "Our surface is not super fast and that is in favour of Fabio Fognini.”
Despite Krajicek's well meaning advice, you can get a big 40/1 with thepools.com on the Italian to triumph. But after withdrawing from Montpellier last week and failing to win a single title on this surface you'd have to be an optimistic punter to follow Richard's guidance.
Daniil Medvedev heads the betting at 14/5. The Russian has a straightforward route to the later stages with Andrey Rublev likely to be his first real challenge in the quarter-finals, but that price is very short.
Young Canadian Denis Shapovalov at 16/1 is a much better value punt.
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Yes he was beaten by fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil in France last week, but that has given a few extra days to recover. He has to overcome the out of form Grigor Dimitrov in his first round tie – still no easy feat – but if he can come through that a run to the later stages is very possible.
Bookies thepools.com, meanwhile, are offering 66/1 on Hubert Hurkacz and after starting the year well that's worth a modest E/W stake. He does, however, face second-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round – and the Greek youngster has won four of his five matches against Hurkacz. But their past three clashes have all been tightly contested, with Tsitsipas needing a final-set tie-break to triumph at the Rolex Shanghai Masters.
While home advantage proved decisive in Cordoba last week, Diego Schwartzmann living up to his favourite's billing to reach the final (he was playing Cristian Garin in last night's final at 10pm so we may be able to change this to 'triumph'), playing in Buenos Aires appears to be a burden to Argentine players.
There hasn't been a home winner of the Argentina Open since David Nalbandian in 2008, and when home players have reache the final, none has won a set since 2011.
As a result Guido Pella and Juan Ignacio Londero are best avoided.
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