ATP Masters in Rome, 1st round, Thursday, 11.05.2023
While Alexander Zverev continues to chase his form, some fans are wondering: is it even worth following the German players in tennis betting? The answer to that question is clear: Most definitely!
Not only Jan-Lennard Struff is currently convincing, but another player is also showing his best side. At the Masters in Rome, the 1st round is now on the program, and in my Zeppieri Altmaier tip, I reveal why the chances of a German cheer are good!
The German tennis men, they are gearing up! While Jan-Lennard Struff reached the final at the Madrid Masters a few days ago, Daniel Altmaier also drew attention.
The 24-year-old is desperate to enter the world’s top 50 this year, currently ranked 65th. Actually, he and Struff completed an identical path in the Spanish capital, with the difference that Altmaier was eliminated a bit earlier…
After reaching the main draw as a lucky loser, he beat his compatriots Oscar Otte and Yannick Hanfmann smoothly in two sets. He also made short work of Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-0 to find himself in the top eight.
First Borna Coric was too big for the German, after a 3-6, 3-6 he had to go home. However, he did not have to grieve, his matches after winning the title at the Challenger of Sarasota remain stable.
Despite the very good Masters in Madrid, he had to start his way in Rome early, two matches in the qualification were waiting for Altmaier. Unlike last time, he kept his nerves twice and got himself a fully deserved place in the main draw.
6-2, 6-4 against Jozef Kovalik and 7-6, 6-0 against Elias Ymer, now he is ready for the further tasks. It will be the first time that he will compete in the Eternal City – and he will be the favorite in round 1.
In the duel with Giulio Zeppieri, our betting providers place their trust in him, have odds of an average 1.50 to 2.65 on offer. A relatively small lead, considering that his Italian opponent is only number 120 in the world.
Only 21 years old, he naturally has a home game in Rome. Last year he reached the main draw here for the first time, attracting attention with wins over Maxime Cressy and Alex Molcan.
Although he’s not even ranked in the world’s top 100, he’s been given a wild card for 2023. Fans in the Italian capital want to see their players cheer, but is Zeppieri really strong enough?
In the last few days he was active in Cagliari, taking part in a Challenger there. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals, but a 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 against Ben Shelton is really worthy of all honors!
The Italian has not yet played in any really big, important tournaments, Altmaier has really been in a completely different category in recent weeks. Will this be reflected in the result next Thursday?
My Zeppieri Altmaier tip
From the German point of view we hope of course that the men’s trend continues. Daniel Altmaier was somewhat in the shadow of Jan-Lennard Struff in Madrid, the good performances were almost a little lost.
Now the player from Kempen wants to draw attention to himself in Rome as well, he has already shown his best side in the qualifying. Since his opponent had not very convincing performances this year, I decide for the following bet:
Altmaier wins against Zeppieri!