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Day 3 of The Tennis Point Exhibition: Picks and Preview

Hans Themistode

by Hans Themistode in Tennis

Updated Mar 17, 2021 · 9:10 AM PDT

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  • It is day 3 of the Tennis Point Exhibition and although it hasn’t been perfect, sports will take what they can get right now
  • Yannick Hanfmann is in the drivers seat at the moment, but all it takes is one bad day from him and he can find himself at the bottom of the barrel
  • Take a look below for a preview of a few matchups

There’s no need to pinch yourselves ladies and gentlemen, this isn’t a dream. The sports world is slowly finding its way back from COVID-19. Tennis has decided to become the first sport to take a crack at having modified events, and so far, so good.

Day 1 and 2 of the Tennis Point Exhibition Series was a success. There were no fans in the venue and no ball kids to help speed up the process, but by all accounts, everything went as smoothly as possible. Day 3 kicks off tomorrow so let’s take a look at some interesting matchups and who we expect to keep their hot hand going.

Yannick Hanfmann vs Jan Choinski Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Yannick Hanfmann -3.5 (+100) -600 O 12.5 (+100)
Jan Choinski +3.5 (-138) +350 U 12.5 (-138)

*Odds from May 2

It’s clear who’s found a way to stay sharp during quarantine and who has not. Yannick Hanfmann started off strong the past two days. He’s the only player left in the field that hasn’t lost a game and that in turn has given him the number one spot up until this point. It isn’t exactly surprising considering Hanfmann currently sits at number 143 in the world.


That’s the high mark when compared to his competition. His opponent for day 3, on the other hand, Jan Choinski, hasn’t been able to find any consistency, splitting his first four games. It may not be the start he was hoping for but his 2-2 mark currently has him in a virtual tie for third place.

To say that Choinski needs this game would be an understatement. A loss can see him drop all the way to sixth place, while a win can vault him within one game of the second spot. Choinski might be desperate, but he’s going up against the hottest player in the field at the moment. Expect Hanfmann to put a stranglehold on his number one spot.

Pick: Hanfmann (-600)

Dustin Brown vs Johannes Haerteis Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Dustin Brown -2.5 (-110) -225 O 13.5 (+110)
Johannes Haerteis +2.5 (-125) +162 U 13.5 (-150)

Dustin Brown has had stretches of brilliant play throughout his career, ranking in the top 100 on three separate occasions. But unfortunately for him, he’s been ranked outside of that number a ridiculous 10 times. Consistency has never been his strong suit, but during this tournament he’s been almost as good as anyone. His only loss thus far has been to Hanfmann and there is clearly no shame in that.

Brown’s next round opponent, Johannes Haerteis, hasn’t found himself on the winning side too often. As it currently stands, Haerteis has been average with a 2-2 record. Much like Brown, Haerteis has come up short against Hanfmann which is understandable. But his loss to the unranked Florian Broska was inexcusable.

Haerteis is a solid player, but as long as Brown is focused, he should be able to walk away with the win.

Pick: Brown (-225)

Constantin Schmitz vs Jean-Marc Werner Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Constantin Schmitz -3.5 (-150) -600 O 12.5 (+110)
Jean-Marc Werner +3.5 (+110) +350 U 12.5 (-150)

The contest between Constantin Schmitz and Jean-Marc Werner will take place to decide which man will have the worst record after three days. It’s difficult to find a silver lining between them.

Schmitz’s lone win came against Broska, which isn’t saying much. But when you consider Werner has not only come up short in every single one of his matchups, but also he hasn’t won a single set, you have to side with Schmitz in this battle of perpetual losing.

Pick: Schmitz (-600)

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