Daniil Medvedev - Jeremy Chardy
Well , as I will tomorrow be away from home going to Hajduk-Lokomotiva match I will put some matches for monday right away.
My first pick is Jeremy Chardy to cover the handicap against Daniil Medvedev in 1st round of ABN AMRO (Rotterdam).
I mean Daniil will play the finals tomorrow , he is a big favorite and should win it , but nevertheless playing a match a day after finals no matter win it or lose it is hard. He doesn t have to travel much , Sofia-Rotterdam with airplane is a couple of hours. But it is not easy. If you lose , especially a big favorite like Daniil is tomorrow , you will need a couple of days to recuperate mentally , if you win , you will celebrate a little , be relaxed and that is a dangerous state , especially against a hard opponent as Jeremy.
Chardy is 10+ years in the top of tennis , never like top10 , but many years in top50 and top100. He has at least 4th round on all grand slams , many wins against top players throughout his career. Just one ATP250 title which is modest but this is the first round , so the pressure is not big.
Chardy played a great tournament in Montpellier this week , losing in semis against Tsonga in 3 close sets.
Really like how Daniil plays but this is a bad spot for him considering tomorrow s match and Jeremy +3,5 is not a bad bet againts 99% of tennis players. He can cover that against Federer , why not against Medvedev.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 11.02. 11:00h