Wednesday Tennis Best Bet: Rennes Challenger, Joris de Loore vs Daniel Masur
Joris de Loore vs Daniel Masur Best Bet: Wednesday, September 14th
A nice start to the week with our men’s selections from the Challenger event in Szczecin, Poland, and we’ll look to continue the success at another Challenger going on this week – this time in Rennes, France.
With the Davis Cup going on this week and oftentimes matchup announcements (and subsequently, prices being released by bookmakers) coming later, the Challenger events provide us with the best opportunity to find some value on the betting board.
Wednesday’s featured match takes place between two men who prefer the quicker courts of indoor events in Joris de Loore and Daniel Masur. Let’s dive in.
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Joris de Loore vs Daniel Masur Preview
September 14, 11:30 UK Time
For fans looking for exciting tennis, featuring lengthy points and shot-making, this match may not be top of the list for viewing on Wednesday.
It does, however, present an opportunity to try and back an advantageous position in the betting markets.
These two men both possess strong serves and are both comfortable dictating play from the forehand wing. One, however, is younger and a bit more athletic, while also playing at a high level. Looking at the odds, one would be led to believe that player is the Dutchman, de Loore.
In fact, it’s Masur that has consistently played at the Challenger level this year, while the 29-year-old from the Netherlands has become more of an ITF Tour journeyman. Yet Masur is actually a small underdog in this matchup.
For me, it simply doesn’t make sense. We’ve seen him have decent success in Spain at the Challenger level, losing only to the likes of Ugo Humbert and Constant Lestienne on a hard court (two of the best Challenger Tour players of the summer). He struggled more so during his last two events, but again, losing primarily to Challenger Tour players and guys that could extend rallies and coax errors from his power-based game.
Now taking on someone that approaches the game the same way he does, but plays consistently on a lower-level tour and who isn’t nearly as dynamic, it doesn’t make any sense for Masur to be the underdog here.
Joris de Loore vs Daniel Masur Best Bet
As you can imagine by the preview, I’ll be backing the German to come through this one – especially considering we’re seeing him priced up by the bookmakers and the markets as an underdog.
In the wide range of outcomes, there are certainly times he struggles or this one is a very serve-oriented affair and goes to a pair of tiebreaks – which are extremely high-variance ways to decide a set.
Ultimately though, I have him winning this one more often than de Loore, and thus, he must be backed as an underdog in my book.
- Selection: Masur to win
- Best Odds: 2.04 (Pinnacle)
- Stakes: 3/10
Odds as at 10:45 pm on September 13th, 2022. Odds may now differ.