I was just about to go to bed when I remembered I hadn’t written the blog! I will post thoughts on some of the early matches and will ad some of the others in the morning.
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Cuevas has troubled a few players recently. I thought he had retired from the tour to be honest but took a set from Tipsarevic at the US Open before pulling out with a knee injury. He then beat Davydenko in Kuala Lumpur and cam very close to beating Sousa in the next round.
Berlocq has been playing very solid tennis and reached the quarter finals in Metz and pushed Baghdatis close in 2 tight sets.
1.52 isn’t a great price on Berlocq although I do expect him to get the win. I’d wait for a better price before backing. If you don’t get on him below 1.70 then as long as he wins a set you will have chance to trade out with profit.
Suarez Navarro looks low at 1.26 against anyone and even though she beat Davis 6-0, 6-0 recently I would expect Davis to be more competitive. Davis beat Barthel in 3 sets in the last round including a 6-0 set in the 1st.
I’m looking for a low lay on Carla.
Querrey and Youzhny played for the only time in August 2007 in Cincinnati. Querrey won in 3 tight sets.
Querrey played well enough in Metz losing to Simon in 2 close sets. Youzhny was in Bangkok where he lost in the quarter final to Gasquet in a high quality match.
I am favouring Youzhny. His predicted holds are higher and his return stats are much better.
Querrey’s serve could easily see us in a 3 setter.
Not much left thats worth writing about!
Kerber and Robson go head to head shortly. They have played twice before with Robson winning their last one in 2011 at Wimbledon.
Kerber is definitely the player in form and as long as she isn’t suffering any fatigue from last week then she should take this one in 2 sets.
I don’t like her price though because of the long week she had reaching the final against Kvitova and having to deal with the disappointment of losing a close match.
I will wait to see how they start and hope to get a better price on the German. If she starts as fast as she was last week we might not get chance though!