The ATP Eastbourne semi-final between Max Purcell and Lorenzo Sonego features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Friday June 25.
Bet Of The Day June 25 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
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We’re heading to ATP Eastbourne for today’s best as emerging Aussie star Max Purcell aims for his first ATP final against Lorenzo Sonego.
It’s been a spectacular week for Purcell, who before this week had won just one tour-level singles match in his career.
While Purcell has had lots of success in doubles, singles results on the ATP Tour had largely evaded him before the Aussie caught a fortunate break on the grass of Eastbourne this week.
Purcell upset former Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson in the first round of qualifying but lost to Ilya Ivashka in the second round.
However, he received a lucky loser entrant into the main draw and Purcell hasn’t looked back since, sensationally overcoming compatriot James Duckworth, along with former top 20 players Gael Monfils and Andreas Seppi in three sets to surge into the semis.
Purcell has showcased great resilience all week, coming from a break down in the deciding set in all of those wins over Duckworth, Monfils and Seppi.
Purcell’s favourite surface is grass and we can get some good value in backing his Eastbourne run to continue all the way to the final.
Sonego is obviously the more accomplished player as the No. 27 in the world, but the Italian isn’t what you would call an experienced grass court player.
In fact, the only time Sonego had managed to win an ATP main draw match on grass before this week was in Antalya back in 2019.
Sonego lost in straight sets on grass last week at Queen’s Club to a slumping and out-of-form Viktor Troicki, so he’s certainly vulnerable on this surface.
Purcell can also be buoyed by the fact Sonego is 2-7 against Australian players on tour – and one of those wins came this week over John Millman.
Purcell is serving brilliantly and having one of those fairytale weeks that don’t come too often on tour – he’s excellent value here against an inexperienced grass court player that suffered a terrible loss on the surface just last week.
We’re tempted to go Purcell in three at $6.50 with Sportsbet, but we’ll be playing it safe and take the $3.98 currently on offer.
- Purcell has won four three-setters this week
- Purcell has come from a break down in all three main draw matches in the final set this week
- Sonego had only won one ATP main draw match on grass before this week
- Sonego lost to Viktor Troicki at Queen’s Club last week
- Sonego is 2-7 against Australian players at tour-level
BET OF THE DAY JUNE 25 👇