In 2019 there were already some clay court tournaments – mostly in South America – but with the start of the Masters Tournament in Monte Carlo, the starting signal for the clay court tennis season was finally given. Long rallies, intense rallies, a lot of topspin and hard-fought games are in the coming weeks on the program. With the tournament in Monte Carlo an absolute highlight awaits the players. The focus will be on Dominic Thiem! After a bye in the first round, the Austrian meets Martin Klizan!
Dominic Thiem vs Martin Klizan Tennis Betting Tips
For Thiem, the appearance in the Principality will be the first tournament, after he publicly announced that a split was done to his longtime coach and promoter Günter Bresnik. However, this “cut” was done at the request of Thiem and with great elan he looks forward to the future tasks. The expectations of the clay court season are huge and anything but a victory against the Slovaks would be a bitter disappointment. The bookmakers offer for a victory of Dominic Thiem vs Martin Klizan an odds in the range of 1.20 or just over it.
Dominic Thiem – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the world rankings: 5.
Position in the seedling list:
Dominic Thiem was without Günter Bresnik on the Sunshine double in Indian Wells and Miami. The Chilean ex-professional and clay court specialist Nicolas Massu sat as a touring couch in the box of Thiem. With the first Masters title of his career in Indian Wells Thiem celebrated the biggest success of his career. At this time, Bresnik was heard as a co-commentator at the Thiem matches in Austrian tennis. It was not imaginable to break up just over a month ago, but Thiem reiterated that he already knew in North America that he wanted to take a different approach.
“The joy of tennis is back. I enjoy the hard training and the matches. That definitely was not the case in the last two or three years. ” – Dominic Thiem
Although Thiem wants to keep Bresnik in his team, but no longer as a coach. After 15 years of cooperation wear and tear are absolutely understandable. Thiem owes everything to Bresnik. After all, Bresnik turned a boy (eight years old) into an absolute world-class player. But for that “the Dominator” had to do without much.
For Thiem now begins a new era and it will be interesting to see how he will present himself. According to his own statements, he feels much better in Madrid or Roma – the two upcoming sand pit masters – than in Monte Carlo. This does not change the role of the favorite, but a clear success is by no means certain. Between Thiem and Klizan a tip on the 2: 0 is quite risky and with odds of 1.67 the possible yield is too low. Value does not have these betting odds! The game against Klizan will be Thiem’s fifth clay court match 2019 (2-2 balance). Against Maximilian Marterer he celebrated in Buenos Aires a 6: 4 and 6: 4 victory.
Last matches by Dominic Thiem:
🎾 23.03.2019 – Hurkacz Vs. Thiem 6-4, 6-4 (Miami)
🎾 18.03.2019 – Thiem vs. Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 (Indian Wells)
🎾 16.03.2019 – Thiem Vs. Raonic 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 (Indian Wells)
🎾 15.03.2019 – Thiem Vs. Monfils w.o. (Indian Wells)
🎾 14.03.2019 – Thiem Vs. Karlovic 6-4, 6-3 (Indian Wells)
Martin Klizan – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the world rankings: 50.
Position in the seedling list: unset
For Dominic Thiem, the sand court is certainly his strongest course, but this also applies to the 29-year-old man from Bratislava. As a junior Klizan won in 2006 the title win at the French Open. In addition, Klizan celebrated five of his seven tournament victories on the red ashes. Last year, he crowned his great comeback season by winning the title in the luxury ski resort of Kitzbühel, the home tournament of Dominic Thiem. From qualifying, he fought his seventh title win. After two catastrophic seasons (2016: 19/17 balance sheet, 2017: 17/21 balance sheet) and many injuries, he was finally spared from physical problems in 2018 and fought his way back to the top of the world. In 2018 he finished with a 57/20 balance and fought his way back from the 18th place (end of February 2018) back to the top 50 in the world.
The strong form from last year (an ATP title, a Challenger title, an ATP final) could preserve Klizan only conditionally. In 2019 he still has a negative 6/7 balance sheet. But with the beginning of the clay court season, the results should be better again. In the first round he prevailed in two tight sets against the Argentine sand court specialist Federico Delbonis. Klizan has a strong forehand and can generate a lot of pressure on clay courts. Klizan is certainly an unpleasant lot for Dominic Thiem and anything but a loose opening hurdle. Although the Slovak often has problems with the constancy and genius and madness can alternate within a very short time. However, he certainly has the quality to pose problems to the Austrians. Klizan has nothing to lose and can play free accordingly! In addition to the set handicap on the Slovaks is between Thiem and Klizan a prediction on the game handicap +4,5 also an interesting tip.
Last matches by Martin Klizan:
🎾 15.04.2019 – Klizan vs. Del Bonis 7-6, 7-5 (Monte Carlo)
🎾 21.03.2019 – Sonego Vs. Klizan 6-4, 6-3 (Miami)
🎾 10.03.2019 – Zverev vs. Klizan 6-3, 2-0 (Indian Wells)
🎾 07.03.2019 – Klizan vs. Zverev 6-1, 6-4 (Indian Wells)
🎾 13.02.2019 – Fucsovics vs. Klizan 7-6, 6-4 (Rotterdam)
Thiem vs Klizan – Head to Head Statistics
Head-to-Head: 2: 3
In the direct comparison between Thiem and Klizan the Slovak is even in the lead. The Athletes were already five times on the tour, Thiem could win only two games. Thiem still likes to remember the first victory, and in 2014 in the qualification for the Australian Open he prevailed in two sets. At that time, the star of the Austrian was on and he could establish himself on the tour. The second Thiem win was in September of last year, when the Austrian in the final of St. Petersburg sovereign won the title (6: 3 6: 1). However, a few weeks earlier, Klizan Thiem inflicted one of the bitterest defeats. In Kitzbühel, the Slovak eliminated the local hero in three sets.
Dominic Thiem vs Martin Klizan Tennis Betting Tips
Dominic Thiem is considered one of the best clay court players ever, but the Austrian has lost both games on the red ashes against the Slovak Klizan. The two defeats put it in a true Nobel place – and also in the third duel, the two face each other in a luxury resort. Thiem is full of energy after the Bresnik split, but in Monte Carlo has not yet celebrated the big successes (a quarter-final at five attempts). Despite the head-to-heads, Thiem and Klizan are only offered odds of 1.20 for a tip on the Austrian’s win.
Key facts – Dominic Thiem vs Martin Klizan tips
⭐️ All eyes are on Thiem – game number 1 after the breakup with Günter Bresnik!
⭐️ Both previous matches on clay court have won Klizan!
⭐️ After many injuries Klizan has again settled in the advanced world class!
The Slovak Klizan already has a game in Monte Carlo in his legs, knew how to convince against Delbonis and prevailed in two sets. The 29-year-old has nothing to lose in this duel and with the good feeling on sand he can go against Thiem with a broad chest in this game. At Thiem, there is a certain uncertainty and a clear success is therefore not necessarily expected, above all, a bet in the betting odds offered is not recommended. Both the game and pack handicap on Klizan are tempting! At odds of 2.30 on the set handicap +1.5 between Thiem and Klizan this tip is played with a bet of five units.
Betting Tips: Win Martin Klizan (+1.5 sets)