Kyle Edmund vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech
The Line: Tsonga +143 / Edmund -157 -- Over/Under:
Kyle Edmund and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Grand Prix Hassan.
Kyle Edmund is coming off a straight sets win over Ugo Humbert that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Edmund won 77 percent of her first serve points and 83 percent of her second serve points. Edmund won 80 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his 10 break points. Edmund was lights out with his serve in his opening match and ended up saving all three of his break points. If Edmund is going to hit the ball that cleanly and with that much confidence moving forward, he’s going to be a problem for anybody you put in front of him. Edmund hopes to win at least two matches in each of his last four tournaments. Edmund has won five of his last seven matches on clay court.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is coming off a straight sets win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Tsonga won 76 percent of her first serve points and 65 percent of her second serve points. Tsonga won 72 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his seven break points. Tsonga got 71 percent of his first serves in play and saved both of his break points. Tsonga is still a player who is trying to get back to where he was before his injury, but he’s quietly been hitting the ball with great pace and has shown flashes of getting back to where he was. Tsonga hopes to win at least two matches in a single tournament for the fourth time in his last six tries. Tsonga has won five of his last six matches on clay court.
These two have played once, which was an exhibition match in 2017, a match Tsonga won in straight sets. The match took 22 games to be decided.
I guess Edmund should be the favorite given that he’s been the more consistent player these last few months and has really grown more confident with his game overall. However, Tsonga isn’t too far off from being the player he was before his injury and his combination of competitiveness and serving ability makes him a live underdog in this spot. I’m just not there with Edmund yet and you don’t find these prices often with the Frenchman.
I’m taking a stab with Tsonga and the plus money.