U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship is the only clay event in the USA of the ATP level. At first sight, it seems to be very convenient for the locals. However, considering the specifics of the US tennis school and the surface of the tournament (clay has never favored the US players), native competitors rarely please the fans. The event is considered to be a practicing one before the Monte-Carlo Masters that kicks off on April, 16. Many players will reveal their current form here.
Weather and Courts
The weather in Texas is expected to be rainy this week with torments and 25-29°C. It will decrease the bounce height and will benefit the strong and powerful players.Also, we should keep in mind that the American red clay in Houston (used at this event only) is the fastest on tour.
At the end of90s – beginning of 2000s US players dominated at the event. Andy Roddick holds three titles (2001, 2002, 2005). Today, American players triumph every second year taking turns with the Spaniards and Argentines. Experience shows that those who spend enough time practicing before the event get a significant advantage.
This year there are as many native players as never before. It gives more chances to see US player triumphing. Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, John Isner, and Steve Johnson are the favorites to the title. Currently, these guys are competing at the Davis Cup in Australia and will be back to the US continent in course of the event. There are also Taylor Fritz and FrancesTaifoe who desperately search wins but will hardly survive against the big names.
Donald Young has been showing solid tennis lately but may be in trouble due to the surface change.
Fernando Verdasco is also expected to show good tennis but the Spaniard is to face Kevin Anderson in the opening match and will have to try really hard to progress further.
The defending champion Juan Monaco will seek to repeat his triumph. The Argentine shall be red-hot on clay but his physical form is what counts.
No time to analyze all pre-match options? We’ll make valuable betting selections for you. Sign up for our tips and win +20% a month.
Relevant news:ATP Moscow Final Preview and Prediction: Adrian Mannarino v Karen Khachanov
ATP Antwerp R1 Preview and Prediction: Feliciano López v Frances Tiafoe
ATP Beijing semifinal Preview and Prediction: Kyle Edmund v Nikoloz Basilashvili
ATP Chengdu Final preview: Fabio Fognini v Bernard Tomic
ATP Shenzhen Final Preview: Yoshihito Nishioka v Pierre-Hugues Herbert
The week before a Grand Slam tournament is one of the most difficult to analyze because the motivation of most tennis players is poor or not subject to any reasonable estimate of the ...
Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray. Who will replace these guys in the near future. Today we chose tennis players who made the biggest step in his development this season. So Thiem Dominic, Batista-Agut and ...
Everything in this match counts in favor of the Spaniard. Nadal, as a real locomotive, took long to get into stride. But having accelerated he becomes unstoppable. Rafa performed well in Madrid
The more I watch the matches with the American players the stronger is my feeling that they all resemble one another. It all looks like a plant cranking out products of the same quality and with the same spoilage. And this trend holds true for the last 4-5 years...
Such evaluation of Gasquet from the bookmakers is understandable. The Frenchman lost his two previous encounters in a row to Monaco and Nadal, which is a sign of a bad form from Richard.
Tournament yet folds up for us quite well in the market of flat bets and live bets. 6 won bets in a row perfectly enhances the mood, but we are not going to lose concentrtion and relax ...
From the moment he appeared on courts, Kei Nishikori has always been one of 5 or 6 super talented promising players. Within the last 3-4 years Kei showed nothing special which reflected on his modest results: he sustained a good tennis level, won several ATP 250 titles, performed well on majors – but...
AlexDnRof14 Dec 04:00
Случается - Интересно Как постоянно говорит адвокат Дмитрук Денис Валерьевич : " Не знаешь, где найдёшь, где потеряешь ".Все будет хорошо!
AlexDnRof13 Dec 23:22
Оригинально Слов нет Как постоянно говорит один из московских адвокатов Дмитрук Денис Валерьевич : Век живи — век учись . Все будет хорошо!
Василий13 Dec 23:19
Перезвоните мне пожалуйста 8 (921)943-27-14, Василий.
annaVek07 Dec 16:01
Детективное агенство, лучшие цены, полный спектр услуг. Берем оплату только за сделанную работу, имеем огромный опыт, не нарушаем сроки, имеем огромный спектр возможностей и связей, в этом мы лучшие....
Олег05 Dec 18:39
Перезвоните пожалуйста по телефону 8 (499) 322-46-85, Извините подвисла Станция, дождитесь ответа оператора, Олег.