ATP Citi Open, Washington: Ramanathan v Pella (midnight)

Pella won their only previous meeting. That was at the French Open in May this year. pella won easily in straight sets on clay.

They have quite similar overall results this year.

Ramanathan has the edge on hard courts. He made the final of a Challenger 3 weeks ago. He has won 57% of his hard court matches this season. He has come through the qualifying round this week beating Matosevic in 2 sets.

Ramanathan should compete well today

Pella had a good week in Miami in March reaching the 3rd round. That was his only hard court success this year. He won 42% of his hard court matches this year although to be fair he had some tough opponents such as Nadal and Bautista Agut.

Some value on Ramanathan to win at least a set and he has a good chance of taking the match.

Lay Pella below 1.50

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10 thoughts on “ATP Citi Open, Washington: Ramanathan v Pella (midnight)”

  1. Do you think that Uk/Aussie/Canadian players are generally more expensive, home town favorites because English speaking bettors know who they are? So bet on Chung vs. Edmund (Edmund has a shoulder injury) and Laak vs. Pospisil at 3.4 (Pospisil hasn’t beaten anybody good, Murray doesn’t count).

    1. English speaking bettors probably know the better players ( based on results rather than nationality).

  2. Home town favorites in betting is pretty well-documented. Murray was hopping around on one leg and he was a massive favorite against Querrey. Tomic couldn’t be bothered to care and was a pick-em with Zverev. I’d say the bias is genuine.

    1. I think the effect that people backing their favourite players have on the market is small. The bigger players will back based on knowledge of a wider base of players and how they react to certain countries and tournaments.
      American players tend to have better results at home than they do abroad as they do not travel well. The centre of their universe from being a kid is the good ol’ US of A.

      Of course the bigger bettors know this and that could push the American prices down in American tournaments.

      Just an opinion.

  3. Ya we’re just not that impressed with Kyle Edmund, that’s all I was trying to say :0

    Definitely true about Americans not traveling well, although that could really go the other way . . . there are so many tournaments in the US that US players outperform because they have so many home matches.

    1. Ah, maybe I missed the Edmund reference ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes I was disappointed with him too. He isn blowing hot and cold this year. Harrison really raised his game for the semis and final though to be fair.

      I think Americans often just don’t see beyond their borders whereas Europeans tend to travel within Europe more. Maybe not as big distances but the changes in culture (food, lifestyle etc) are more varied within that smaller area.

      The English are a little like Americans in this too ๐Ÿ™‚

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