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Queen's Club, Berlin and Halle predictions and best bets for June 22nd

The French Open is behind us and there will be exciting events all over tennis between now and Wimbledon (which I have already previewed). There are grass court tournaments in all parts of the world (Queen's Club, Berlin and Halle) and there will be some Challenger level events being played too. I will be taking a slightly unconventional approach over the next few weeks and taking advantage of the incredible amount of tennis to find an advantage wherever I can. Below are some of the best tennis tips for the Cinch Championships at the Queen's Club in London, the ecotrans Ladies Open (German Open) in Berlin and the Terra Wortmann Open (Halle Open) in Halle on Saturday 22 June.

I'll briefly touch on some of my favorite picks below, but I usually have a lot more tennis predictions on the Pro Picks page. I'll also occasionally add some tips throughout the day, as schedules can sometimes get mixed up due to the international nature of the sport. I also like to see how the odds are developing, but if you want to see more of my picks, check back on the page every few hours.

MORE: Check out everything our experts are betting on on our Pro Picks page!

Record 2024: 409-408 (+46.14 units)

Jordan Thompson vs Lorenzo Musetti – Queen's Club

I take a similar approach with Thompson as I did with Brandon Nakashima the other day. I liked Nakashima's ability to serve and play a straightforward baseline game to win against Musetti, who relies heavily on his talent and plays a very flashy game. Musetti eventually beat Nakashima, who played a sloppy service game late in the third set after fighting his way back into the match. Well, I don't think that will happen with Thompson, who plays to his skills as well as anyone on the tour.

Thompson should have a slight edge on serve here, and he's a very good player at the net. That should allow him to score points quickly on his serve, and I think Thompson will have a few more break point opportunities than Musetti. That's ultimately why I'm playing the 30-year-old here. He's been in incredible form throughout the event, having picked up wins over Holger Rune and Taylor Fritz. Having played those two, he shouldn't be overwhelmed by Musetti's repartee. It's also worth noting that Thompson has played 37 more matches on grass than Musetti, so he should have a better understanding of how to problem solve during this match.

Bet: Thompson ML (-125 – 1.5 units)

Sebastian Korda vs Tommy Paul – Queen's Club

Last week I had Korda +102 to beat Paul in 's-Hertogenbosch. Korda eventually won that match against Paul 6-4, 6-2. However, despite that clear win for Korda, he is now an even bigger underdog against Paul than he was last time. That's a bit odd in itself, but it's even stranger when you look at the success Korda has had on grass since then. After beating Paul, Korda beat Tallon Griekspoor before losing to Alex De Minaur in the final. And this week Korda has wins over Karen Khachanov and Grigor Dimitrov. The latter is one of the best grass court players in the world. With that in mind, Korda has a 4-1 advantage over Paul, he beat him comfortably last week and he's in better form. To me, this looks like a bookies' trap.

When I see a very bad bet like this, I try to side with the bookies. So I'm betting on Paul. And the reality is that Paul is playing better than he did last week. Sure, wins over clay court specialists like Sebastian Baez and Alejandro Tabilo in the first two rounds weren't that impressive. But a three-set victory in a battle against Jack Draper, who was fresh off a win over Carlos Alcaraz, shows that Paul is becoming more and more comfortable on this surface.

I also think the faster court speeds in London will help Paul. His serve will be a little harder for Korda to return, meaning he should get holds a little easier than last week. And in closely contested sets or even tiebreakers, Paul's slight edge in baseline ability should play a role.

Bet: Paul ML (-138)

Added games

I usually have A LOT MORE on the Pro Picks page. These games count toward my record and are a big part of my success this season. Be sure to check them out. I'll probably add a few more there, so refresh this page throughout the day if you're looking for action.

Plays on Friday

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I also had the following games on the Pro Picks page:

Benjamin Bonzi ML (+120) against Harold Mayot [Ilkley Challenger]
Alexandra Eala ML (+120) vs. Sara Errani [WTA Gaiba]
Ajla Tomljanovic +4.5 games against Leylah Fernandez [Birmingham] + Hady Habib +5.5 games against Juan Manuel Cerundolo [Santa Cruz Challenger] (+109 – 1.5 units)
Facundo Mena ML (-186) against Alvaro Guillen Meza [Santa Cruz Challenger]

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