Tennis best bets for Rolex Paris Masters & WTA Finals – Friday, November 3
There isn’t much time left in the 2023 tennis season, but this is a week full of high-level action. The men are in Paris for the Rolex Paris Masters, which is the final 1000-level event of the season. This is as big of a tournament as there is outside of the four Grand Slams, and the stakes are high with some of these players hoping to book a spot in the ATP Finals. Meanwhile, the women are already into the WTA Finals. The top eight players on the women’s side are already in Cancun to compete for the final big trophy of the year. With that in mind, I’m here to give you some daily tennis best bets. Keep reading for my picks for Friday, November 3.
Grigor Dimitrov vs. Hubert Hurkacz
Dimitrov followed up a win over Daniil Medvedev with a 6-2, 6-2 dismantling of Alexander Bublik. The Bulgarian is playing some great tennis lately, but it doesn’t quite sit right with me seeing Hurkacz as an underdog in this match. The Pole is arguably the best server on tour, so I think he’ll have no problem quickly holding in his service games against Dimitrov — especially with this being an indoor hard-court tournament. Hurkacz is also an underrated player from the baseline, so I can see him making Dimitrov sweat a little when it’s his turn to serve. That’s enough for me to take a chance on Hurkacz at plus-money odds. Plus, Hurkacz will have the advantage in any tiebreakers they play.
Bet: Hurkacz ML (+120)
Karen Khachanov vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
Both of these players have been looking sharp over the last few weeks, but Tsitsipas is coming off a straight-set win over Alexander Zverev. That was a really impressive performance from the Greek star, who happens to have a game that fits this tournament perfectly. Tsitsipas’ big serve and booming forehand make him very hard to beat on these fast courts, and his backhand isn’t as attackable with the balls not bouncing as high in Paris. On top of that, Tsitsipas is 6-2 in eight career meetings with Khachanov, so he has enjoyed this matchup in the past. So, it feels like a no-brainer to back him here.
Bet: Tsitsipas ML (-158 – 2 units)
2023 Overall Record: 306-277 (+56.26 units)
Alex De Minaur +1.5 Sets (-150) vs. Andrey Rublev