ATP Madrid Open, 2nd round: Del Potro v Sock (19:00)

This will be their first meeting.

This is a tricky one. Del Potro came through the last round against a tired Thiem. Thiem had lost a final on Sunday in a third set tie break which will have drained him. Del Potro’s reaction at the end showed what it meant for him and that it took a lot out of him emotionally. Can he perform at the same level again today?

Sock was lacking in match fitness against Paire and was out played in the first set. He was more competitive in the second set and when Paire was facing break point mid way through the set he was given a warning by the umpire and started to fall apart. He was broken and lost the set. Paire took the early lead in the 3rd set but couldn’t hold on to the lead for long. Sock won it in a tbreak.

Sock will be better from the start in this one and I see a little value on him. Del Potro starts around 1.65 . If Sock serves well he has the game to win this.

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