The start of new tennis season is just behind the corner and we can expect really exciting 2015 tennis season with plenty of great matches. But this tennis pick comes from an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi, where Spaniard Rafael Nadal meets Andy Murray in the semifinal. Usually it is not a great idea to place a bet on exhibiton matches as the motivation of players is always questionable but we believe that there are good reasons to make an exception this time. Last season was disappointing for both players as Andy Murray failed to win another Grand Slam trophy and even left the Top 5 and Rafael Nadal had to miss big part of the season due to injuries that didn't allow him to fight for the biggest titles. We all know Rafael Nadal and that he is a huge warrior who never gives up and we can be sure that he will be fully motivated and prepared for new season and even this exhibition event is a good opportunity for him to show that he is still one of the main favourites of all Grand Slam events. On the other hand Andy Murray, who hired Amelie Mauresmo as his coach last year, is not a player who usually plays his best on these exhibition events and he was far away from being impressive during his three-sets win over Feliciano Lopez yesterday. Sure, there is some risk involved when we decided to place a tennis bet on Rafael Nadal in his first match since his injury problems but in our eyes there is no doubt that he is the better and especially more motivated player out of these two and so odds about 1.85 represent nice value for us and we recommend you to place a bet on Rafael Nadal here.
- Starting Time: 02 January 2015, 14:00 CET
- Bet: Nadal
- Odds: 1.847
- Stake: 7 units
- Bookmaker: Pinnacle Sports