The final tennis tournament of the regular season — the Paris Masters — rolls on with the first round continuing on Tuesday. More of the big names that have made the trip, like Milos Raonic ($10,500), Stefanos Tsitsipas ($9,700) and Stan Wawrinka ($9,000) are in action, along with plenty more exciting talents. Without further ado, let’s look at who you should consider for your fantasy tennis rosters on DraftKings.
Milos Raonic ($10,500)
When Raonic is serving like he’s been over the past few months, he’s tough to beat on a hardcourt — particularly indoors where the elements don’t come into play and his serve gets that much faster. He’s also a phenomenal DFS pick any time he steps on the floor, getting broken very infrequently and racking up aces like there’s no tomorrow. In his last loss, to Borna Coric in St. Petersburg, he still scored 40.2 DKFP despite losing in three sets thanks to his 18 aces. He’s a super high-floor player and faces an opponent in Aljaz Bedene ($4,800) who does boast a nice serve as well but can’t rally like this former top-five player. Expect one-way traffic.
Matteo Berrettini ($9,500)
I’m normally looking for spots to fade Berrettini, but this is one of the times I’ll back him with confidence. I’m not sure what’s going on with Marcos Giron ($5,800), but he’s gone on an absolute tear, winning six of his last seven matches. All but one of these, though — a win over David Goffin — were against similarly mediocre opponents, and I do think Berrettini’s power will be too much to handle. In perhaps the Italian’s last tournament of the year, I expect him to try to salvage something of what was an ultimately disappointing season after his super end to 2019.
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Pierre-Hugues Herbert ($8,400)
This is primarily a fade of Tennys Sandgren ($7,000), who may be the coldest player on tour right now. He’s lost his past three opening-round matches — all on hardcourts — including one to Herbert and one to Aslan Karatsev, who sits outside the top 100. Herbert has the benefit of playing at home in France, although I feel obligated to tell you he’s 1-6 at the event over his career. Herbert has been playing a ton of tennis over the past couple of months, has the first serve to thrive on indoor hardcourts with a 167-96 career record on the surface and seems to be in fantastic spot to thrive on Tuesday.
Lorenzo Sonego ($6,700)
Alexander Bublik ($8,600) was exciting the entire tennis world last month by finally tapping into some of that potential he has, seeming laser-focused in a run to the quarterfinals in Hamburg, but he’s regressed since then with a lowlight coming in an opening-round loss to Mackenzie McDonald in his home country of Kazakhstan. He seems to be checked out with the season coming to and end, and Sonego, on the other hand, just beat Novak Djokovic. His forehand and serve looked downright scary in his run to the final in Vienna last week, and he should make quick work of Bublik, whose mental lapses have returned.
Others to consider: Richard Gasquet ($6,900)
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