Bet Of The Day May 18

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day May 18

The ATP Geneva second round match between Thanasi Kokkinakis and Federico Delbonis features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Wednesday May 18.

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

Key Betting Points

  • Delbonis has lost 24 of his last 32 matches
  • Delbonis has failed to win back-to-back matches at 12 of his 13 events in 2022
  • Delbonis has failed to cover the +2.5 games handicap in his last 18 defeats
  • Kokkinakis has won 14 of his last 19 matches on clay
  • Kokkinakis has covered the -2.5 games games handicap in eight of his last 10 wins
  • Kokkinakis won the only previous meeting between the pair back in 2014

We’re off to ATP Geneva for today’s best bet as Aussie star Thanasi Kokkinakis aims for the quarter-finals against Argentine veteran Federico Delbonis.

Kokkinakis has overcome a plethora of injuries to get his ranking back inside the top 100 this season and is playing his best and most sustained tennis in years.

Currently ranked No. 85 in the world, Kokkinakis scored a superb opening round win over former top 15 player Fabio Fognini, prevailing by a 6-4 6-3 score.

It was only Kokkinakis’ second match on clay this season after he opted to take a well deserved break after a busy hardcourt swing to open the season, where he won his maiden ATP title at home in Adelaide and reached the fourth round of the Miami Masters after qualifying.

However, Kokkinakis is certainly no stranger to European clay. He played tons of matches at Challenger level on the surface last season as he toiled away to improve his ranking after injury.

Kokkinakis has won 14 of his last 19 matches on the surface and is looking good to extend that streak this week in Geneva.

Delbonis has been in pretty woeful form over the last 12 months or so and is clinging onto a top 70 ranking courtesy of French Open fourth round points from last year, which will drop off shortly if he fails to defend them in the coming weeks. If that’s the case, he’s set to drop outside the top 100.

Unsurprisingly, it’s been a season to forget for Delbonis so far – he’s only won back-to-back matches at one of the 13 tournaments he’s played in the first five months of 2022 and that was at home in Buenos Aires.

All up, Delbonis has lost 24 of his last 32 matches dating back to July of last year.

As a result, we’re confident Kokkinakis can win this match and cover the -2.5 games handicap, with Delbonis failing to cover that line in his last 18 defeats.

BET OF THE DAY MAY 18 👇

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