The Madrid open: Bolelli against Nadal in the men and Wozniacki faces Sharapova for the women

The Madrid open reaches the interesting phase as the men enter the last eight and the women enter the quarterfinals. A top tennis tipster is aware that all of the big names are still present and so an accident is bound to happen soon but who willthe first illustrious player to be eliminated be, surely not Nadal? Well to be honest, the first top seed to go was Roger Federer, beaten by the young Australian Nick Kyrgios, even if few can consider that too much of a surprise as the Swiss champion has been looking off form of late, and Kyrgios is fast becoming a top ten contender. The last Italian left in the men’s tournament, Simone Bolelli, faces a challenge and a half in number three seed, and home favourite, RafaNadal. The Spaniard, who has won this tournament in 2010, 2013 and 2014, will be looking to build up his form in time for Rolland Garros and continue to add to his 12 win and 3 defeats record so far this season on clay. A top tennis pick will suggest a straight set win for Nadal as the best betting option but you never know. Another very interesting match-up is the one between the number eleven in the ATP ranking, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, and number nine, Swiss Stan Wawrinka,in what one can consider a rematch of Montecarlo where Dimitrov defeated Wawrinka. Another interesting match-up is the one between Tsonga and Berdych, finalist in Monte Carlo(where he lost against world number one NoleDjokovic). Some slightly less interesting matches, from a raking point of view, are the ones between Kyrgios and Isner, Ferrer and Verdasco, and Granollers against Murray, with the British number one who has just won his first ever clay tournament in Munich, and finally Bautista Agut against Kei Nishikori and Raonic against Mayer.

The Women’s tournament, now at the quarter-final stage, has a great match-up in-between Caroline Wozniackiand Maria Sharapova that a top tennis tipster is very wary of calling, especially since Sharapova has not had the best of starts to the 2015 season. If she could replicate some of the form she manifested in her incredible 2014 clay court season, where she lost only a single match, in the third round of the “Internazionali BNL d’Italia”tournament against Ana Ivanovic then who knows what will happen. Following this one, American Serena Williams, who came through a real scare in her previous match against Azarenka, where she faced three match-balls before going on to win, will play local hero Carla Suarez Navarro, number 12 in the WTA rankings. The final two quarterfinals will be Kuznetsova against Safarova and KvitovaagainstBegu, but the best betting pick for the final victory will have to go with one in-between Sharapova or Williams, do you agree?

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