ATP Brisbane, 05:00 – Federer v Dimitrov
They have only played twice. Each time was in the Basel quarter finals and Federer won both in straight sets.
Federer didn’t break sweat in the last round against Duckworth. His first match was a different matter though. Millman took the first set. He had a total of 11 break points although only converted two of them.
Dimitrov needed a third set tie break to get past Chardy. I thought Klizan might give him more trouble than he did but Dimitrov despatched him in straight sets.
Federer starts at 1.30 but I’d prefer a higher entry. Hopefully Dimitrov can put him under some early pressure. Federer may need 3 sets for this one.
ATP Chennai, 13:00 – Wawrinka v Goffin
They played 4 years ago at this event. Wawrinka won in 2 tie breaks.
Both players have come a long way since then.
Wawrinka hasn’t dropped a set so far. he starts at 1.47 . I expect Goffin to give him some problems.
They have been winning a high percentage of points on their first serves this week so break chances may be thin on the ground.
I’ll wait for a higher price on Wawrinka. If Goffin gets an early break point I will put part stake on Stan. I’ll add more if he is broken.