Stuttgart, 11:30 – We actually have some play in Germany. Delbonis plays his best tennis on the clay but I’m not sure he should be 1.26 against Becker.
Becker beat Paire in 3 sets in the last round. I think it would be a surprise if Becker was able to beat Delbonis on clay but Delbonis may have been up late celebrating with Leo Mayer Argentina’s win. Mayer has played a terrible match so far against Youzhny. I think we have a good chance of a higher price on Delbonis and I will be laying him.
WTA Gastein, 14:00 – Meusburger had to work hard in the first round as she tries to defend her title. She won 7-5 in the third set against Smitkova.
Scheepers had an easy win over Duque Marino who I had thought would give her problems.
Meusburger leads their head to heads 4-2 and has won their only 2 recent matches. She starts at 1.80 but it would be great if she can make another slow start as she did in the last round. I will wait to back her when a break behind.
ATP Newport, 18:00 – Groth has done well for the Shark Tips subscribers this week. His serve has been working well even if his return game is decidedly average. His skill in tie breaks is superb on grass.
Mahut won the title last season beating Hewitt in the final.
Mahut hasn’t quite found his serve so far and he will have to improve that for this match. Groth’s only real chance is to take sets in tie breaks. It could be worth a small lay on Mahut below 1.50 in the first set.