ATP China Open, 10:00 – Sock v Gabashvili
Head to heads are 1-1. The most recent meeting was in April 2013.Gabashvili won on clay in 2 sets. Sock’s win was on an indoor hard court in 2012.
The stats are very close over the last 12 months. Both can serve well.
Value is on Gabashvili as underdog. Based on recent results I think he has a real chance today.
Lay Sock below 1.40
WTA China Open, 11:30 – Radwanska v Barthel
Radwanska won their only previous meeting. It was in August 2012. She won in a 3rd set tie break on a hard court.
The 12 month hard stats favour Radwanska. She has been in excellent recent form and won the title in Tokyo 2 weeks ago.
Barthel has been inconsistent in recent weeks. She plays a good week and then is poor the next. She had a comfortable win in the 1st round.
Both players lost in the 2nd round last year but I favour Radwanska for this one. Back her if she gets broken and then Barthel holds.