The start of the new week is also going to see the start of the ATP tournament in Halle, which is going to see the likes of Roger Federer, Tommy Haas, and Richard Gasquet in action over the next few days.

Match: Jan Hernych vs Daniel Brands


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Selection: Over 21.5 games

Best Odds: 1.83 @ Bet365

However, the first day of the tournament is not going to see any overly prestigious match-ups, although fans of grass court tennis are certainly not going to be disappointed by the schedule either. Daniel Brands, the world’s number fifty-nine that has impressed everyone by his performance against Rafael Nadal in this year’s French Open, will be playing against Jan Hernych to start the proceedings – and the match between the two should be quite long if everything goes according to the plans of the two players

In fact, powerful serves should be the main theme of that game, as the game plans of both guys are fairly similar. They can both serve big and their serves are quite good on grass courts, but their returns are well below the par and that should mean that the match will take some time before it will be completed.

Daniel Brands should be too strong for the Czech at the end of the day, but he has not played on a grass court so far and that might hinder his chances by some margin. However, one should expect that he is going to get into some rhythm at some point – and that should give him the edge against Jan Hernych. All in all, this looks like the right match for an overs bet, especially since the total games line doesn’t even look that high at just 21.5 games.