Tennis Best Bets – 6/16/23 (Early Matches)

Emil Ruusuvuori v Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner enters this match as a (-410) favorite. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Sinner and Ruusuvuori are meeting in the Rosmalen Grass Court Championship quarterfinals. This is the sixth time these gentlemen have faced off at an ATP event, and Sinner holds an immaculate record against the Finland native.

These two have played each other five times over the past two years, and Sinner has won every meeting and holds a set record of 10-1 against Ruusuvuori. While this should make for an easy bet, it is worth noting that this will be the first time the two have met on grass. However, it’s more noteworthy that Ruusuvuori has almost no professional experience playing lawn tennis. While it’s certainly not Sinner’s preferred surface, he has a much stronger history on the grass.

FD: Emil Ruusuvuori to NOT win a set (-128)
Sinner -4.5 (-102)

Tallon Griekspoor v Alexei Popyrin

Expect more fading of Alexei Popyrin when Wimbledon kicks off.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A more well-balanced quarterfinals match is going down between Griekspoor and Popyrin. They don’t have much history against each other, but the meetings they do have were battles. They’re 1-1 against each other, with Popyrin edging out a victory on clay and Griekspoor taking the dub on the hard court.

Under most circumstances, this would be a tough match to handicap, Popyrin has been consistently mediocre since joining the tour, and Griekspoor has shown potential but hasn’t been able to take his game to the next level. So while they would play each other tough in most situations, the surface will be the difference maker in this one. Popyrin is a horrid 2-8 in ATP matches on the green stuff. He struggles on grass, and bettors shouldn’t expect much from him on Thursday.

Tallon Griekspoor (-116)


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