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A total of 28 players will make the trip to Eastbourne this week, as they set their sights on the Eastbourne International title. While the Eastbourne women’s event is a 500 level tournament, this is an ATP 250 level competition. In this article, we’ll take a look at the tournament favourites, whilst providing our daily ATP Eastbourne International predictions.
ATP Rothesay International Predictions – Outright Winner
- 1 ATP Rothesay International Predictions – Outright Winner
- 2 ATP Eastbourne International Betting Tips – Day 5
- 3 ATP Eastbourne International Favourites
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions About the Eastbourne International
We’ve already established that this is a 250 level event; and because of this, there aren’t a lot of top players in this tournament. As a matter of fact, only one of the top 10 players on the ATP rankings featured in this competition, with just two players ranked inside the top 15. Furthermore, with the exit of defending champion Taylor Fritz in the round of 16, only two of our eight quarter-finalists are ranked inside the top 40. As it stands, second-seeded Tommy Paul is currently the highest ranked player at #17. To be fair, the American player is still hunting for his first title on this surface. However, given the absence of top players in this competition, this is Paul’s best chance to win his first grass court title, and we believe he’ll take it.
ATP Eastbourne International Betting Tips – Day 5
Mackenzie McDonald to Win a Set
Gregoire Barrere to Win a Set
We would like to point out that Francisco Cerundolo has never been able to string up three consecutive victories on grass courts in his career. Although the Argentine player defeated Marc-Andrea Hüsler and Shuai Zhang, he hasn’t really been tested in this competition. On the other hand, Mackenzie McDonald took out defending champion and World number 9 Taylor Fritz this week; he has five wins in his last six matches. Despite being the underdog today, we believe that Mackenzie McDonald will take at least one set from this match.
To be fair, Tommy Paul defeated Gregoire Barrere when they met at the Lyon Open last month. However, the French player did not go down in straight sets. It’s important to note that Gregoire Barrere currently leads the head-to-head between these players; as he has two wins in their previous three clashes. Furthermore, Barrere has never lost to Paul in straight sets; and considering he has held his own against some tough opposition in recent weeks, we don’t think the Frenchman will lose in straight sets.
These are the players who made it to the semi-finals of this year’s edition of the Eastbourne International:
The second seeded player in this competition, Tommy Paul is the only other player besides Taylor Fritz that’s ranked inside the ATP top 15. The 26 year old has not exactly fared well on this surface this year; as he didn’t make it past the second round of the two grass court events he participated in. We would like to point out that Paul’s best outing at the Eastbourne International was a quarter-final berth last year; he’ll hope to go further this year. At the time of writing, Tommy Paul can be backed at 13/10 (2.30) to hoist the title.
At 13/5 (3.60), Francisco Cerundolo is next on our list. Being the fourth seed, the Argentine player got a bye in the first round; he took on qualifier Marc-Andrea Hüsler in the second round, winning in two tiebreaks. It’s important to point out that Cerundolo is a clay court specialist; he has never won a title nor reached a final on grass courts. As a matter of fact, Cerundolo hasn’t been able to string up three consecutive wins on grass in his career. It’ll be interesting to see how far he’ll go in this tournament.
After crashing out in the first round of the Queen’s Club Championships last week, Mackenzie McDonald has put up some impressive performances at Eastbourne this week. The American player’s most impressive victory at this tournament was a straight sets win over two-time Eastbourne International champion and top-seeded Taylor Fritz. Interestingly, this will be McDonald’s first appearance in the semi-final of a grass court tournament; he has actually never won a singles title in his career. Keeping that in mind, the 28 year old is priced at 7/2 (4.50) to win his first career singles title this weekend.
Much like Mackenzie McDonald, Gregoire Barrere is yet to win a career title in singles or doubles; as a matter of fact, he hasn’t played in any final on either circuit, across all surfaces. The French player will have the chance to advance to his first career final on the ATP Tour today, as he takes on Tommy Paul. He is valued at 4/1 (5.00) to win this year’s edition of the Eastbourne International.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Eastbourne International
- Who won the Eastbourne International last year? Taylor Fritz is the defending champion of this tournament.
- How many seeded players are in this competition? There are eight seeded players at the Eastbourne International, but only the top four seeds will get a bye week.
- Who is the pre-tournament favourite to win the Rothesay International? Defending champion Taylor Fritz is favoured over every other player in this competition.
- Where can I watch the Eastbourne International in the United Kingdom? You can watch this tournament live on Amazon Prime and BBC TV if you live in the United Kingdom.
- What will the winner of this tournament get? Whoever wins the Eastbourne International on the men’s side will get $119,641, as well as 250 ATP ranking points.
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