American Tommy Paul is enjoying a standout run at the Rogers Cup in Canada, reaching the quarterfinal round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal on the back of inspired play.
Standing in Paul’s way of a potential semifinal spot is Britain’s Daniel Evans, who’s found form in Montreal as he reaches the quarterfinals of a tournament for the first time since June.
Who will advance into the penultimate round when the pair collides in the final eight on Friday’s tennis betting card? The match is set to get underway not before 6:35 p.m. ET.
Read on for our quarterfinal preview of Tommy Paul vs Daniel Evans at the ATP Montreal Masters 1000. We’ll check the latest tennis news, stats, injury reports, and tennis odds for the Rogers Cup quarterfinals and serve up our choice tennis picks and predictions for you to consider.
ATP Montreal Masters Outrights
- Nick Kyrgios +125
- Felix Auger-Aliassime +550
- Tommy Paul +650
- Hubert Hurkacz+700
- Pablo Carreno Busta +800
- Casper Ruud +1000
- Daniel Evans +1100
- Jack Draper +1200
Paul Defies Odds
Paul entered the Montreal Masters with a solid 25-19 record, underscored by a solid run into the Round of 16 at Wimbledon and a recent quarterfinal appearance in Atlanta.
The American kicked off his tournament with a straightforward win over Canadian wild card Vasek Pospisil, 6-4, 6-4.
In the next round, Paul delivered the biggest win of his tennis career and one of the tournament’s biggest upsets, beating teenage phenom Carlos Alcaraz in a three-set marathon.
Tommy Paul with one of the biggest wins of his life! pic.twitter.com/l5lWcn3IIi
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 10, 2022
Impressively, Paul came from behind to take the 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7) 6-3 win over the highly fancied Spaniard.
In the R16, Paul served up another upset as he defied the tennis odds to overcome veteran Marin Cilic in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Evans Finds Form
Evans arrived in Montreal with a 15-17 record on the season and riding back-to-back losses. He lost to Maxime Cressy in the R16 at Eastbourne and then crashed out in the first round of his home Grand Slam at Wimbledon, losing to Jason Kubler. Prior to that, however, Evans won his first title of the year in Nottingham.
It’s been a topsy-turvy season for the Briton, but he seems to have found form again in Montreal this week.
Evans opened his tournament against Filip Krajinovic with a three-set win. After surviving that grueling opening-round contest, he delivered the first big upset of the tournament by ousting fifth seed Andrey Rublev in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Emboldened by that result, Evans carried the momentum into the R16 where he took out American Taylor Fritz, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-4.
Paul vs Evans Head-to-Head
This is the first-ever meeting between Paul and Evans at an ATP Tour-level event. They met previously at the Challenger and Futures Level in Vancouver, Canada, four years ago. Evans won that match in three sets, 6-0, 6-7 (10), 7-5.
Paul vs Evans Betting Lines
|Daniel Evans||+2½ -115||+135||22½-115o||12-115o / 12-105u|
|Tommy Paul||-2½ -105||-155||22½-105u||12½-105o / 12½-115u|
Paul vs Evans Game Information
- Game: Paul (25-19) vs Evans (15-17)
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 12, 6:35 p.m. ET (Not Before)
- Paul vs Evans Live Stream: TennisTV
Paul vs Evans Betting Verdict
With both Paul and Evans defeating high-profile players in Montreal to reach the final eight, it’s anybody’s match to win.
As per the betting online odds, Paul is the favorite at -155 as we look at the BetUS board while Evans is a small underdog at +135.
To be fair, bettors could do no wrong backing either for the win. For our money, Paul at -155 is the chosen bet. That said, given what’s at stake and the fact that very little separates the pair, there’s a good chance this match will go the distance. In this case, a flutter on the total might not go amiss. The total is projected to 22½ with the over juiced to -115.
- Pick: Over 22 ½ (-115)