Kyle Edmund has a big chance to claim Beijing final berth
British number one looks stronger as the tournament goes on
WTA: BT Sport 1, 7.30am Saturday
ATP: Sky Sports Arena, 9.30am Saturday
Kyle Edmund is 4-9 to reach the final of the China Open with a victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili in Beijing on Saturday.
Basilashvili has already tasted victory this season in the German Open on clay in Hamburg and this is a huge opportunity for the Yorkshireman to reach an important final in the week before the penultimate regular Masters Series event of the season is staged in Shanghai.
Edmund is 23-20 to win in straight sets and that can be considered, but anyone thinking of backing the British number one may find an interest on the handicaps more punter-friendly.
Edmund is 4-5 to successfully concede his Georgian opponent a start of 2.5 games and that looks fair enough. Basilashvili is in good nick, but Edmund looks to be getting stronger with each match.
Naomi Osaka could post a quick win over Anastasija Sevastova in Saturday’s opening singles in Beijing.
K Edmund -2.5 games
1pt 4-5 Coral, Ladbrokes
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