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Spaniard Rafael Nadal has a great affinity with the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters and he will take firm supremacy at top of the tennis betting picks this week. The master of clay, Nadal has been back with a bang after his seventh month lay off because of injury, and with his record in Monte Carlo, it may take a brave punter to lay against him. Nadal has won the tournament eight times before; to put that into context, that is every season since 2005 he has picked up the title. His overall tournament record is 44-1. Nadal already has the Indian Wells ATP World Tour Masters title under his belt this season; he beat Novak Djokovic in last season’s final here and with the Serbian world number one perhaps taking a risk on his injured ankle, Nadal is too good to ignore.

 

Naturally there’s not a lot of value in Nadal at overwhelming favourite of 8/15 with PaddyPower. So where is the value in the deeper field? Novak Djokovic hurt his ankle in Davis Cup action recently and yet still managed to battle through his match to win the decisive rubber. Remarkable. He has been told to rest it, but he is set to risk it. It makes him a doubt, so Andy Murray who is targeting a big improvement on the surface, makes the natural value option. The Brit won in Miami recently, and has been a semi finalist twice in the last four years here. Everything you need, quality player, great price at 14/1.

 

Tipster’s Best Tips

Nadal 1/2  @ PaddyPower

Andy Murray 18/1 @ Betfair