2018 Shanghai Rolex Masters Tips, Odds and Predictions
It’s not just about the China Open, we’ve also got Shanghai Rolex Masters tips to check out. October is a month filled with top tennis tournaments. With many of the biggest names in the world putting in their first showings since the Laver Cup, the Shanghai Rolex Masters promises to be yet another fascinating week of tennis. The Masters 1000 event is now in its 10th year; despite the absence of Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, it has managed to assemble yet another phenomenal field as the Asian swing comes to a close before the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.
Here are our Quarter Betting Shanghai Rolex Masters predictions:
The level of hysteria centred around Roger Federer reaches fever pitch in Shanghai with the defending champion having spoken of his admiration and love for the event. The Swiss supremo hasn’t been on form since the Laver Cup and knows he will have to be at his best to get through a tough quarter here; this is reflected in his price of 21/25 with Royal Panda.
Another man sure to have some vociferous support backing him is Kei Nishikori. The Japanese superstar returned to form by reaching the final in Tokyo last week. He looks well placed to compete in a congested draw and at 11/4 with William Hill could spring a surprise this week.
Big serving American, Sam Querrey, enjoyed a solid opening match in Shanghai, taking out number 9 seed Diego Schwartzmann. He is always a danger on any hard court and he could be worth a punt at 12/1 with Bet365. Solid Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, has not enjoyed his best season on the tour but he is consistent at this level and with a decent looking draw he is another player capable of spoiling the Federer/Nishikori party at 18/1 with Ladbrokes.
Top Pick for Quarter 1: Roger Federer – 21/25 – Royal Panda.
Such is the quality of the draw in Shanghai that yet another host of big names populate quarter 2 with Juan Martin del Potro currently the favourite to progress. The Argentine enjoyed a solid week in Beijing last time out, losing in the final to Fabio Fognini. At 27/20 with Unibet he looks a good shout to reach the last 4 in Shanghai.
French Open finalist, Dominic Thiem, has been in good form all year. With season ending ATP World Tour Finals points on the line, the Austrian will be looking to produce his best stuff here and he looks a decent shout at 11/4 with BetBright to reach the semi-finals on Saturday.
Emerging superstar, Borna Coric, reached his maiden ATP Masters 1000 semi-final earlier in the season at Indian Wells and the Croatian knocked out Stan Wawrinka in round 1 to claim a significant scalp – he is 11/2 with Bet-at-Home to reach the last 4 here.
Elsewhere, classy Frenchman Richard Gasquet, is also tucked away in the second quarter. Despite not having any form to speak of – he is more than capable in this quarter at 14/1 with Mansion Bet.
Top Pick for Quarter 2: Juan Martin del Potro – 27/20 – Unibet.
The third quarter in Shanghai houses some of the biggest names in the game as well as some of the most exciting, emerging talents on the ATP Tour. Alexander Zverev is front of the queue in terms of upcoming potential and the young German has enjoyed another fantastic year on the ATP Tour. At 19/10 with Tony Bet looks a good shout to progress this week.
Experienced campaigner, Marin Cilic, is always amongst the winners circle at the big events; now, the Croat will cause all sorts of problems for his opponents on the hard courts in Shanghai. He is currently an overpriced 5/2 with Betsson to reach the last 4.
Three of the most exciting prospects in the world also find themselves in quarter three in the form of Alex de Minaur, Denis Shapovalov and Kyle Edmund. Number 11 seed, Kyle Edmund, is currently operating at this highest ever tour ranking. Having reached the last 4 in Beijing last week, looks to be in excellent form at 14/1 with Mansion Bet to sneak his way through to the semi-finals again.
Canadian, Denis Shapovalov, has consolidated this season after a remarkable campaign last year where he reached the Canadian Open semi-finals and at the age of 19, he looks like one for the future. He is also 14/1 with Bethard to reach another Masters semi-final.
Completing the trio is Australian Alex de Minaur. He has broken through this year on the ATP Tour and looks like he’s here to stay; however, he could be a long shot at 14/1 with Bet365 to reach the last 4 this year.
Top Pick for Quarter 3: Marin Cilic – 5/2 – Betsson.
The form man in world tennis headlines quarter 4. The US Open and Wimbledon Champion, Novak Djokovic, looks set to clinch yet another title in what has been a remarkable comeback season. The Serb is 11/20 with Bet-at-Home to progress from the quarter – a reflection of his current supremacy in the world of men’s tennis.
Wimbledon finalist, Kevin Anderson, has climbed the rankings in style this season and the South African should be full of confidence as he arrives in Asia. Fatigue could be the only question mark in what otherwise looks a good bet at 11/2 with Royal Panda.
Promising Russian, Karen Khachanov, is one of the most dangerous players on tour and pushed Djokovic all the way at the US Open recently. However, he looks to have a tough draw at 11/1 with Bet365.
Elsewhere, young Greek superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas, burst on to the scene by reaching the finals of the ATP 500 in Barcelona and the Masters 1000, Canadian Open. With a habit of upsetting the big guns – he could well be worth an outside bet at 14/1 with William Hill.
Top Pick for Quarter 4: Novak Djokovic – 11/20 – Bet-at-Home.
Here is our Shanghai Rolex Masters Quarter Betting Accumulator:
1st Quarter – Roger Federer
2nd Quarter –Juan Martin Del Potro
3rd Quarter – Marin Cilic
4th Quarter – Novak Djokovic
If all 4 players reach the semi-final, a four-fold accumulator bet pays 22.46 with Royal Panda.