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ATP Barcelona, 13:00 – Klizan v Robredo
Robredo has been in solid form recently although will have been disappointed not to beat an injured Raonic in Monte Carlo. .
Klizan has also been playing good tennis and won the title in Casablanca. He fought back well from a set down against Monaco
The sets should be close and the value is on Klizan. Both players are capable of giving very little away on serve.
Lay Robredo if he goes below 1.30 early as he starts too low . I give a slight edge to Robredo. Back him if he goes a break behind.
ATP Barcelona, 16:00 – Andujar v Fognini
Fognini leads the head to heads 3-0. All their matches were on clay and won in 2 sets. The most recent was this season.
Fognini needed 3 sets to beat qualifier Rublev but beat the king of clay in straight sets.
Andujar won a tough match with Lopez. He went an early break behind but pulled back with 5 straight games. In the second set. Andujar took a double break lead but Lopez almost got back to 3-3. Andujar eventually held for 4-2 and was able to serve out the match.
This one is all about Fognini. If he can maintain the level from his last 4 sets he should take this comfortably. I’ll wait to see how sharp he looks in the opening games before backing. A slow start from him wouldn’t surprise me at all.
Fognini starts around 1.56 but i’ll need a little higher before backing.
Andujar 43.8%, Fognini 56.2%
WTA Porsche Grand Prix, 19:00 – Brengle v Garcia
Garcia leads 1-0. That was in 2012 on a hard court and she won in 2 sets.
Kvitova losing on clay wasn’t a huge shock. Brengle served much better than expected and gave very few chances to Kvitova. She faced just 1 break point which was taken.
Garcia had her third win over Ivanovic this week and served pretty well against Witthoeft.
If Brengle can serve well again today she can make a good match of this. Garcia has a better pedigree on clay and should come through a tight match. Wait for a better price on Garcia.
Garcia starts around 1.43 which is a little low.
Brengle 25%, Garcia 75%