Dimitrov vs. Anderson / ATP Toronto – In the quarter-finals of Masters in Toronto we can follow several attractive pairs, and one of them is a duel between Bulgarian G. Dimitrov and South African K. Anderson. Both tennis players were favourites in the 1/8 finals, so Dimitrov managed to defeat F. Tiafoe, while Anderson celebrated a victory against I. Ivashka. Begins: 10.08.2018. – 18:30 CET
Dimitrov has as a big favourite struggled a lot in the 1/8 finals when he played against F. Tiafoe. The match lasted for two and a half hours and ended with a final score of 7:6 3:6 7:6. On the basis of this result it is easy to assume that this match did not go as planned by the fifth player of the world. The young American has provided excellent resistance to all three sets, and Dimitrov had a great deal of luck in completing this match in his favour.
The reason for this is that Tiafoe came to a break in the first set, but Dimitrov managed to return to the set in the next game. The American also took over Dimitrov's service, and then managed to take advantage for a 1:1. In the third set, Tiafoe has again had a break advantage that he did not use in his favour, and the same applies for the tie-break of the third set. The statistics of the match itself were fairly equal, and according to the results, it is evident that Dimitrov was not up to the task.
Unlike Dimitrov, Anderson was much better in his 1/8 finals match, and he defeated I. Ivashka with 7:5 6:3. However, the start of the match was not easy for Anderson, who had to save even four break-balls at his first service gem. What Ivashka did not manage to use in the first game, he did in the ninth, when it came to a very important advantage and set service.
However, the Bjelorus has failed to make a use of this great opportunity, for which Anderson has punished him with two breaks have brought him a 1:0 advantage. Ivashka played well until the end of the second set when he did not withstand the pressure he had at his service, and it was not difficult for Anderson to use the result 0:40 at his opponent’s service. According to the result, all the statistics of this match was on Anderson's side. .
Dimitrov vs. Anderson PICK
Of the total of seven games played between the two tenants so far, Dimitrov has solved six in his favour. However, the last match was played two years ago, and since then much has changed. Today, both tennis players are at the very top of the world tennis, and we are expecting an equal battle for the semi-finals.
Pick: over 22.5 games
Odds: 1.70 at williamhill (down to 1.65 can be played)