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2019 ATP Miami Open Preview & Betting Picks

2019 ATP Miami Open Preview & Betting Picks

The second Masters 1000 event of the 2019 ATP season is about to enter its final week of action in Miami. The Miami Open is one of the most prestigious events of the year, attracting all the top players with is large wallet + ranking points on offer.

The Miami Masters features a 96-strong field, with 32 seeds whom are all awarded a BYE in the first round. The second round of matches have all now concluded, as are half of the third round matches. As you’d expect, there’s been plenty of upsets with Alexander Zverev (defeated by Ferrer), Marin Cilic (Rublev), and Dominic Thiem (Hurkacz) all making early exits from the tournament.

There’s still plenty of action remaining at Miami this week, with the big guns now set to go head-to-head in the coming rounds. Here, we’ve scoured the markets and have come up with some of our best bets and value plays for the second week of actions. As always, good luck to everyone following!

ATP Miami Open Betting Picks

Miami Open Winner

Although he suffered a shock loss to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round of Indian Wells last week, Novak Djokovic looms as the man to beat in Miami. He’s looked decent in his opening round matches here and gets a nice look at the final with a relatively soft draw. Milos Raonic was the main threat in his quarter, but he suffered an early round exit, which only strengthens Novak’s claims. The other major threat in his quarter is John Isner, who loves playing in front of a supportive crowd in USA. All things considered, we like Djokovic at even odds to win his first Masters 1000 event of the season.

Novak Djokovic +100 888sport

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Quarter 3 Winner

Another market we’ve taken a keen interest in at the Miami Open is the winner of the third quarter of the draw. Roger Federer headlines Q3 and deservedly enters as the odds on favourite to advance. However, for a couple of important reasons we’re interested in opposing the great man here. At 37 years old, Federer is starting to struggle to back up successful weeks on tour. He’s coming off a deep run at Indian Wells where he lost to Thiem in the final, and has already shown signs of vulnerability in the second round where he stumbled over the finish line in three sets against journeyman Radu Albot. For these reasons, we’re keen on backing in Kevin Anderson at a price. He’s proven that he can beat Federer on the big stage and is seeing the ball fairly well this season. Another one we’re keen to sprinkle a bit on to advance is Daniil Medvedev at long odds. He’s an extremely talented young Russian that is more than capable of stringing together big performances.

Kevin Anderson +335 Fanduel Sportsbook

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Quarter 4 Winner

The final market we’ve found great value in is the Quarter 4 Winner. This is the most open of the four in terms of market price with the favourite in Stefanos Tsitsipas coming in at +210. In our opinion, that is overs for a man that has already achieved so much in 2019. He’s one of the form players on tour and gets a relatively easy quarter, especially now that number 2 seed Alexander Zverev has bowed out early on. We’re keen on Tsitsipas anywhere down the to +150 price here.

Stefanos Tsitsipas +210 888sport

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