Murray put up a good fight for 2 and a bit sets yesterday. In the end he let Djokovic get under his skin and from being 2-0 in the third set he faded badly and won just 1 more game in the rest of the match.
A few Twitter users remain incredibly easy to wind up which added a little interest to those last 2 sets. My comment about there being more momentum shifts than a fat kid on the dodgems went pretty much ignored but my comment of “coached by a girl, play like a girl” reeled in quite a few! “The girls play better you pathetic small dick man” was the best. Nought to psycho in 2 seconds must get quite tiring. Maybe she was suggesting a girl would have beaten Novak.
On to today and we have a few qualifying round matches left to finish in the three tournaments.
ATP, Open Sud de France, 19:45 – Janowicz v Brown
5th seed Janowicz may not have been too happy to see his name next to Dustin Brown. The German has beaten Janowicz in both their previous encounters though they haven’t played since 2012.
Over the last 6 months Brown has stronger stats on indoor courts. he has lost just 1 of his 5 main draw matches on the main tour. He has also won 7 of his 11 Challenger matches on this surface.
Janowicz hasn’t made a bad start to 2015. He reached the final of the Hopman Cup exhibition event and got to the 3rd round in Melbourne where he lost to Lopez in straight sets.
Dustin Brown reached the quarter finals in Doha where he lost to Ferrer and then was unfortunate to get Dimitrov in the first round at the Australian open.
I think this could be an eventful match with a few swings. Janowicz starts as a 1.45 market favourite and i will look to lay below 1.35 as the sets should be close. A tie break is likely.
I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Brown take this but I don’t intend still being in a trade towards the end of the match.
ATP Zagreb Indoors, 16:00 – Coric v Stakhovsky
Stakhovsky won this title back in 2008 when it was played on carpet. he actually lost in the qualification rounds but had a Lucky Loser place which he took full advantage of.
He plays local lad Coric who is tipped to be a top player in the future. he has just 1 win from 4 this season but losing to Wawrinka and Chardy is nothing to be ashamed of. He ended last season strongly and should do will in 2015.
This should be another close one. Coric will have the crowd behind him although before last season he didn’t have a good record at home. he reached the quarter finals in Umag in July.
I will lay Coric if he takes an early lead. if Stakhovsky gets into a winning position I’m not sure I trust him to close it out.