Tennis Betting Tips: ATP Cincinnati Masters Final – 20/8/17

Grigor Dimitrov vs Nick Kyrgios

Two of the most exciting players on the ATP tour meet in what promises to be a highly entertaining final in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Number 7 seed Dimitrov, has shown resilience all week to progress through to the final. He defeated John Isner in 2 tight tie-breaks sets in his semi-final as well as dispatching the dangerous Juan Martin Del Potro earlier in the week. Remarkably, this is Dimitrov’s maiden Masters 1000 final and he will be hoping to continue this form into next week’s US Open.

Kyrgios’s recent form has been nothing short of extraordinary. Prior to Cincinnati, Kyrgios had withdrawn from 3 of his last 4 events and question marks were being raised about his motivation to compete at the top of the men’s game. This week however, he’s silenced the doubters with a remarkable run. He’s beaten David Goffin, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal to reach the final here and will be desperate to claim the crown.

Head to Head

This is only the 2nd meeting between these 2 rising stars – with Dimitrov leading the head to head 1:0.

Odds and Predictions

Kyrgios’s run this week sees him installed as the favourite for this one at 8/13 with Paddy Power whilst Dimitov will certainly fancy his chances at 7/5 with Marathon Bet. Both of these men came won their semi-finals in 2 tie-break sets and this match is 8/13 with Coral to contain a tie-break. Like the best betting sites for 2017.

Top Betting Tip

This should be a close match, especially with so much at stake. Backing the match to go to three sets is 11/10 with William Hill.

Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza

Two of the biggest names in women’s tennis meet in what promises to be a thrilling final in Ohio as Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza takes on world number 2 Simona Halep.

Muguruza, has been in sparkling form of late and she looks full of confidence in every game she plays at the moment. Her run to the final here in Cincy has included wins over current world number 1 Karolina Pliskova as well as the dangerous Svetlana Kuznetsova and home favourite Madison Keys.

Halep, has been equally as impressive this week with victories over Johanna Konta and the in-form Sloane Stephens. The Romanian can reach the world number 1 ranking with a win here (replacing Pliskova) so there’s plenty to play for.

Head to Head

This will be the 4th meeting between these 2 heavyweights of the women’s game with the Spaniard Muguruza leading the head to head 2:1. Remarkably this will be their first meeting for 2 years so previous records should hold little weight here.

Odds and Predictions

The bookmakers can’t seem to call this one with both players priced at 10/11 with Bet 365. Understandably, this one should be close so backing the match to go to 3 sets could be a good punt with the title on the line – available at 13/10 with William Hill.

Top Betting Tip

Halep should have a little more to play for here with the world number 1 ranking at stake and that could be the extra bit of motivation she needs – backing her to win by 2 sets to 1 looks a good move at 3/1 with Bet Victor.

Match Double Bet

Backing both Simona Halep & Grigor Dimitrov to win their matches by 2 sets to 1 as a double – pays a very healthy 20/1 with Bet365. Find here our Bet365 review 2017.