13:00 – Youzhny v Cilic
Rankings are 11 and 28. Head to heads are 4-0 to Youzhny.
Its been difficult to predict the results this week ( for me anyway! ). The standard of tennis has swung massively from fantastic to plain amateur.
One last try this week……
Youhzny has to be favourite on paper but Cilic was in inspired form against Berdych. That must have given him a great boost of confidence as his game has been fragile lately.
Youzhny rarely takes care of business in straight sets especially against the top players. His last 2 matches have gone the distance.
An in form Youzhny is a match for anyone and its hard to go against the head to head. Backing both on serve is an option but I’d wait for the third game of the match before getting involved. Let them get the nervy first service game out of the way.
As I think its going to be a three setter, lay the first set winner and if it does go to 3 sets Youzhny is the third set king.