Bet Of The Day July 18

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day July 18

The ATP Gstaad first round match between Pedro Martinez and Carlos Taberner features as’s best bet for Monday July 18.

Bet Of The Day July 18 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

Key Points

  • Martinez has won seven of the last eight meetings between the pair
  • Martinez has won five of those matches in straight sets
  • Taberner is 5-8 in 2022 at tour-level
  • Taberner has lost eight of his last 10 matches
  • Taberner lost 3-6 3-6 to the World No. 783 last week
  • Taberner last beat a top 100 player in April
  • Taberner is ranked 43 places below Martinez in the ATP rankings

We’re off to the Swiss Open at ATP Gstaad for today’s best bet as Pedro Martinez and Carlos Taberner square off for a place in the second round.

Neither player is in good form coming into this clash, but Martinez has been dominant in their extensive H2H history and should have the clear edge in this battle of the Spaniards.

Indeed, Martinez has won seven of the last eight meetings between the pair – and all of those matches have come on clay.

Five of Martinez’s victories have also come in straight sets, which is another indicator of how one-sided this H2H has been over the last six years.

Martinez also has far more experience at ATP level than Taberner – he’s won 40 matches at tour-level throughout his career and is currently ranked No. 51 in the world.

By contrast, Taberner only has 13 victories at tour-level to his name and is down at No. 94 in the rankings.

Taberner is a measly 5-8 for the season and is coming off a dismal 3-6 3-6 loss to the World No. 783 Max Houkes in the second round of a Challenger event in Amersfoort last week.

In fact, Taberner hasn’t been able to beat a player inside the top 100 since April – and that victory was against Lloyd Harris, who ended his season not long after that defeat to underdog wrist surgery.

We mentioned that Martinez isn’t in great form either, but at least he’s proven he’s up to competing at this level and he did have a great start to the year, highlighted by winning his maiden ATP title on the clay of Santiago.

Martinez is by far the better and more accomplished of the pair, and his dominant 7-1 record in the last eight matches between the pair should see him prevail once more to make the Gstaad second round.



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