Masters Tour – Rome

World Tour Masters 1000 No5 has arrived. The Gladiators are ready to battle – it’s time for Rome!

We are back on the conventional red clay and the 5th Masters 1000 event of the season. Rome is the last milestone before the French Open and after all the controversy with the blue clay and the uncharacteristic early exists of the likes of Nadal and Djokovic in Madrid, a lot seems to be at stake as the players fight to find form before Roland Garros. How the players will adjust back to the red clay and how much the blue clay has affected their game and confidence remains to be seen. Unibet aren’t like those meddlesome tournament organisers making changes to something that needs no changes! We’ll stick to what we know best and offer some great Pre Match and Live markets on the tournament as well as some fantastic streaming via Unibet TV!

World Number one Novak Djokovic is the defending champion in Rome and after losing in the quarter finals of Madrid he will be looking to redeem himself with another win. It will be a difficult task though as the field is getting stronger but Unibet still thinks he is one a the favourites at odds 3.25. Novak wasn’t the only surprising exit in Madrid as Rafael Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in round 16. Nevertheless on red clay Nadal seemed to be in great form this year with two titles back to back in Barcelona and Monte Carlo showing remarkable performance. Now he will be looking for his third title in Rome before heading into the French Open and Unibet thinks he is the favourite for doing so, at odds 2.00.

Roger Federer started his clay court campaign at Madrid Masters in perfect fashion. Not only did he win the Madrid title, but he also reclaimed the No 2 position from Nadal. The question is can he repeat the success in Rome with both Novak and Rafa likely to be back on top form? It will be hard but not impossible for the modern day great and Unibet have him priced at odds of 7.00 – making him the third favourite for the title.

In the women’s competition Serena Williams is looking forward to showing high level performance again in Rome after a great performance that won her the title in Madrid. She was in stunning form all week in Madrid and unsurprisingly she is the favourite to win Rome too at odds of 3.00.

World No1 Victoria Azarenka was crowned a singles runner up in Madrid for the second year in a row, but she has had a great year so far with 3 titles under her belt including a Grand Slam and a Masters 1000 title and Unibet thinks she is the second favourite in this tournament at odds 5.00.

Finally, Maria Sharapova is the defending women’s champion in Rome. Sharapova lost in the quarterfinals of Madrid, as she was unable to cope with Serena’s power and brilliance but after the draw in Rome they can only meet in the final. Sharapova is always considered a dangerous opponent and she is expected to fight hard to defend her title with Unibet pricing her as the third favourite at odds 7.00.

“There was a lot of controversy surrounding Madrid last week so it will be good to get back to normal on the red clay in Rome” says Erik Backlund, Head of Unibet’s Sportsbook.

“The two favourites for the title in Nadal and Serena Williams are seeing the majority of the betting with over 50% each of outrights in their respective markets. I can see both romping to victory but I have a funny feeling that Novak Djokovic in the men’s draw has a point to prove, as he tries to find form before the French Open – the only major he hasn’t won.”

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