This year’s tournament in Rotterdam enjoys arguably one of its strongest line ups in recent years and we have got free tennis bets for the tournament including an outright winner tip.
Leading the field is World Number Four, Juan Martin Del Potro (Coral 5.5), who is looking to add to the title he won in Sydney right at the start of the year. He is the defending champion at this event, and having endured a miserable Australian Open, Del Potro will be keen to get his season back on track.
However his task this year is noticeably more difficult. The current Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has accepted a late wild card entry into the event, with his last appearance coming in 2009 whereby he defeated Nadal in the final. In a bid to climb back into the top three, having dropped to as low as World Number Six due to his long injury layoff, Murray is sure to go deep this week. Having looked impressive two weeks ago in helping Great Britain defeat USA for the first time since 1934, Murray is the bookmakers favourite (Betfair 3.85) to lift the title this week.
Murray’s task to the final however is not the easiest. He is seeded to meet Tsonga (Betfred 8)in the quarter final, a player who has already beaten Murray, albeit an exhibition match, this season. Tsonga, bidding to regain his position inside the world’s top eight players, will be hungry for success, but with a less than favourable 8-1 head to head record against Murray, the one victory coming way back in 2008, Tsonga would need to produce a magnificent performance to get beyond the quarter final stages.
Tomas Berdych has enjoyed his best start to a season to date, having made a semi-final appearance at last month’s Australian Open. Additionally, Berdych won all three rubbers for the Czech Republic two weeks ago. He is certainly a man in form, and a favourable court surface makes Berdych at (Bet365 5.5) a tempting price. However a word of caution, Berdych failed to win a title at all during 2013. Will he choke during the later stages of a tournament again?
Other potential winners include Richard Gasquet (Betfair 19) and Tommy Haas (Betfair 46), both runners up in France and Zagreb respectively. The supremely talented Grigor Dimitrov (YouWin 21) also has the capabilities to go home with the title this week. On his day, he is an exceptionally dangerous and gifted player. Predicted to be a future Number One, Dimitrov is one to be feared, however much like Gasquet and Haas, the quality of the field is surely too deep to expect a realistic chance of winning the title come Sunday.
Rotterdam Open Betting Tips
Andy Murray to win the tournament outright – click here to bet at 3.85 with Betfair.