Thursday’s schedule in Canada is loaded with matches you’ll want to be watching, whether that’s in Montreal or Toronto. We’re zeroing in on the men's event, as the meeting between world No. 34 Tommy Paul and world No. 16 Marin Cilic in the National Bank Open's round of 16 looks like a serious opportunity to make some money.
If you haven’t been paying much attention to this tournament thus far, you might have missed Tommy Paul coming from a set down to earn a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over world No. 4 Carlos Alcaraz. That was probably the biggest win of the 25-year-old’s career. It should also be exciting for bettors, as it can be extremely profitable betting against players in let-down spots. Sometimes it can be hard to calm yourself down after an emotional win like that, leaving players vulnerable their next match out.
While Paul’s win over Alcaraz was wildly impressive, it’s important not to overreact to that match and to simply remember who he is. Paul is no slouch out there on the court, but calling him “solid” is probably the best way to describe him. And when he’s opposite Cilic, it’s just hard to envision many ways in which Paul can get the better of his opponent.