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2017 BMW Open Tennis Preview And Predictions

April 30, 2017

The BMW Open is an ATP 250 Series Event that is played at the MTTC Iphitos in Munich, Germany. German players have enjoyed 4 wins in the tournament in the last 10-years, with three of those for Philipp Kohlschreiber who took the title in 2007, 2012 and 2016, as well as finishing runner-up in 2013 and 2015. Meanwhile, Tommy Haas won in 2013, whilst the only other winner in the field is Martin Klizan. The other notable is Fabio Fognini, who was runner-up to Klizan in 2014.


2017 BMW Open Tennis Betting

Gael Monfils 4/1, Alexander Zverev 11/2, Philipp Kohlschreiber 7/1, Roberto Bautista-Agut 7/1, Fabio Fognini 11/1, Martin Klizan 20/1, Tommy Haas 100/1


Top-Half

World Number-17 Gael Monfils is the highest-ranked player here this week and, though he has been beaten by likely quarter-final opponent Micha Zverev the only time they met, his German opponent arrives here on the back of 5 straight defeats. Meanwhile, the second-quarter is seeded so that the quarter-final is most likely to feature number-4 seed Fognini and number-5 seed Kohlschreiber. However, despite his lower-ranking, it is Kohlchreiber who has won 3 of their 4 clay-court matches, and he ranks a good-bet to win his quarter with such a good record in the event. However, if he meets Monfils in the semi-final, he will have his work cut out as he has won just 2 of his 17 matches against the Frenchman.


Bottom-Half

The third-quarter may see an all-German quarter-final with number 7-seed Leonard Struff seeded to meet number-3 seed Alexander Zverev, and it is the rising start Zverev who has already won both of their previous matches in straight sets.

The fourth quarter-final should be between number-8 seed Thomas Bellucci and number-2 seed Roberto Bautista-Agut, however Bellucci could offer some value here as he has won 2 of their 3 previous games on clay. A win for Bellucci would also be music to Alexander Zverev’s ears, as he has won all of their 3 previous matches, despite all 3 going to 3-sets.


Final

The German crowd will be out in force if Alexander Zverev does make the final however, if he meets Gael Monfils there, then both the crowd and the young German starlet may go home disappointed. That’s because Monfils has ruthlessly despatched Zverev in straight sets in their 3 previous encounters. Therefore, with such a good record against both Kohlscreiber and Zverev, Monfils has to be the bet.

Monfils @ 4/1 (Various Bookies)

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