Federer and Alexander Zverev made winning starts in the Becker Group. Tonight we will see action from the Sampras Group with world number 1 Rafael Nadal taking on Goffin while Thiem and Dimitrov lock horns in the other match.
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Dominic Thiem v Grigor DimitrovThe Wolf cannot believe the price on offer for a Dimitrov win! We have been fading Thiem throughout the indoor swing and with losses in 6 of his last 8 we’d be crazy not to continue. In that stretch Thiem has lost to the likes of Pella, Johnson and Verdasco. Dimitrov on the other hand has made the semi’s in Beijing, quarters in Shanghai and the final in Stockholm. His results could have been even better with two losses to Nadal – both in a deciding 3rd set. He is in great touch and his aggressive style will expose Thiem. Look for him to hit inside out forehands into the Thiem backhand and coming right in behind them for the easy volley. Thiem has struggled on the fast indoor surfaces and this will be no exception. Best Bet: Dimitrov WIN ($1.50)
Rafael Nadal v David Goffin Nadal pulled out of Paris with a knee injury and did so with the hope of being fully fit for the Tour Finals. The Wolf says that even if he was fully fit and at the peak of his powers he would not be backing him to win this week. The Spaniard has never won the Tour Finals and has a modest 16-12 record. What makes that record even more surprising is the fact that he has dominant records against most other top ranked players. The fast indoor surface has never suited his game and with his physical condition in question The Wolf is happy to take Goffin with the start. Rafa had to dig deep to get past Chung and Cuevas in Paris before withdrawing and will be in the same position against Goffin. Best Bet: Goffin +4.5 ($1.91)