ATP German tennis Championships, 12:30 – Fognini v Bedene
Fognini leads their previous meetings 5-0. Their last match was last season on clay. he won in 3 sets.
Bedene has been competitive in all their matches with the exception of their first match in 2011 when Bedene retired.
Fognini has been in excellent form this week and even when he had a dispute with the umpire against Ramos he controlled himself well. He didn’t melt down and tried to keep a smile on his face.
Bedene served well to beat Bautista Agut in 2 tie break sets.
The sets will be close and we have a reasonable chance of seeing 3 sets. I favour Fognini to get the win but not below 1.80 . Wait to back him if he gets broken.
WTA Brazil Tennis Cup, 16:00 – Beck v Mattek Sands
Beck says she is enjoying the tournament and the conditions. She hasn’t dropped a set so far. I thought both Lim and Ce may give her a few more problems than they did but.
Sands is playing her usual attacking style but it almost let her down in the last round. She really shouldn’t have needed 3 sets to beat Martincova. She faced 12 break points and was broken 6 times. She will get chances on the Beck serve but Beck is in decent form recently on clay and I give her the edge today.
Value on Beck at evens.
ATP Atlanta Open, 19:00 – Kudla v Sela
Sela has won both their previous meetings. The most recent was in 2013 on grass and he won in 2 sets.
For whatever reason Sela loves Atlanta. He reached the final last year. He faced just 1 break point against Becker in the last round.
Kudla also has the winning habit and has won 16 of his last 18. He faced 10 break points against Sock in the last round and twice had to come back from a break behind in their opening set.
I went against Sela yesterday and I am doing so again today. Value IS on him though as underdog but Kudla is proving hard to beat at the moment.
Back Kudla above 2.10