LagateRaho.com takes a look at the best betting picks for the men’s and women’s matches this Friday, 17th February.
ATP, Buenos Aires (Clay)
Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic
Time: 8:30 PM IST
After returning from injury, Carlos Alcaraz looked good, albeit a bit rusty in his first match of 2023 against Leslo Djere. The Serbian managed to force a decider, which Alcaraz took control of in the first game itself.
Alcaraz now faces a tougher task against another serbian Dusan Lajovic, who is playing some fantastic tennis on clay beating the likes of Camilio Ugo Carabelli, Sebastian Baez and Felipe Meligeni Alves, only dropping a single set this week in Argentina.
Both players have met once at the Australian Open last year. Alcaraz made easy work of Lajovic that time with a straight sets victory. We believe this time will be a bit trickier for Alcaraz.
Prediction: Back over 21.5 games
Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Cameron Norrie
Time: 8:30 PM IST
In another quarter final scheduled for Friday, local favorite Tomas Martin Etcheverry takes on Britain #1 Cameron Norrie. On the face of it, this might look like a stroll in the park for Norrie, but we expect otherwise. Norrie made tough work of Facundo Diaz Acosta in the last round and had to fight back from a set and 5-3 down to snatch the win. This was his first match on clay since last year, so he could have been a bit rusty.
Tomas Martin Etcheverry has looked in formidable form this week beating the likes of Roberto Carballes Baena and Hugo Dellien (both from behind). Playing at home on his favorite surface gives him a fair chance against Norrie.
Prediction: Back Tomas Martin Etcheverry to win a set
We hope you enjoyed reading this short article. Let us know your predictions for both the matches! All the best.