It’s the tournament in the south of France which provides a ray of spring sunshine, not least for those looking for success with ATP Monte Carlo betting.
It’s also become Spaniard Rafa Nadal’s personal prize, but ATP Monte Carlo bets offer great value to UK internet punters, especially given the amount of free bets on offer from online bookmakers.
Nadal has won the tournament on six successive occasions, an incredible record making him the only man in the open era to have won the same tournament so many times on the trot.
But predictions the brilliant left-handed Spaniard from Majorca will be able to make in a magnificent seven may yet be wide of the mark.
True, Nadal represents a safe punt when it comes to betting on ATP Monte Carlo success, but there are any number of players emerging ready to challenge for his king of clay title.
In 2009 Fernando Verdasco thought he had a chance in the Monte Carlo Masters. Trouble was, the first all-Spanish final since 2002 turned into something of a cakewalk for Nadal who eased to a straight sets victory in little more than 80 minutes, dropping only three games in the process.
But ATP Monte Carlo tennis betting should not be all about the little master and your online bookmaker will have any number of excellent opportunities.
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Top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenan Zimonjic have established themselves as one of the leading doubles teams on the ATP and became the first pairing in eight years to defend their title in 2009 when they took the Monte Carlo Masters title after Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi were forced out injured early in the final. An ATP Monte Carlo bet in the doubles competition should also not ignore the abilities of the Californian twins Bob and Mike Bryan who are always of interest wherever they play.
Three Spaniards made it through to the semi-finals of the singles competition last year: little wonder ATP Monte Carlo betting is often focused on the clay court specialists.
Andy Murray may represent a patriotic punt for those who have a bookies’ free bet at hand. The Scot from Dunblane was defeated in the second round in 2009 by German Philipp Kohlsschreiber and those looking closer to home for their ATP Monte Carlo betting must be aware that Britain’s number one has yet to repeat his hard and grass court form on clay – yet.
Your bet on the ATP Monte Carlo should be centred around form horses. Clay is the most brutal of surfaces, testing fitness and strength as much as talent and technique.
An adventurous predictor will take a chance on their ATP Monte Carlo betting. A safe bet would be to look to Nadal, or one of his countrymen, to continue theirs feats on clay.
But players of the calibre Roger Federer and Andy Roddick have shown they have the talent to win on any and every surface and as Nadal continues to fight father time and a succession of niggling injuries, ATP Monte Carlo betting will provide excellent adventure for punters everywhere.