Australian Open 2012, week 2 – Tuesday night’s matches

Last night was fine as all 4 matches were tradeable with decent prices. That isn’t the case tonight with 3 short priced favourites and Sharapova at 1.30 which is no price to back. She is no Federer!


I give Errani little chance against Kvitova.

Update: Errani fought to the end but Kvitova won in 2 sets.

Murray will need to have a real off day if Nishikori is going to hurt him. At 1.09 he’s a cheap lay but I expect the Japanese player to be totally outgunned.

Update: not much of a contest. Murray won in 3 sets.

Ferrer beat Djokovic at the World Tour Finals in November but Djokovic was carrying an injury. Having said that, the Spaniard has a good record against him. Djokovic leads the head to heads 7-5.

Ferrer was very impressive in his match with Gasquet and took out the Frenchman in straight sets.

Its another cheap lay but I don’t realistically expect Ferrer to win. There is a very good chance that Djokovic trades higher in the opening set.

Update: Didn’t follow this one but easy straight sets win for Djokovic.

Makarova was superb against Williams although that may be my bank talking as I layed Williams heavily! Serena was  well below her best but Makarova held her nerve when the pressure was on.

Sharapova has the grand slam pedigree and has been in this position before but Makarova has beaten Williams, Zvonareva and Kanepi in her last 3 matches ( and all in straight sets ). She does have a chance to win this if she isn’t over come by the occasion.

I think this match will make staying up worth while and should be close.

I’ll be laying Sharapova.

Update: Makarova started very nervously and Sharapova took full advantage. Makarova showed some great defense at times but her performance wasn’t up to the level she has shown earlier in the tournament. Good experience for her though.

Sharapova won in 2 sets.

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1 thought on “Australian Open 2012, week 2 – Tuesday night’s matches”

  1. Sharapova demolished makarova… no chance for the worse russian 😉

    as i wrote before AO, i still believe Azarenka can play in final with Sharapova and both backed to win tournament.

    just want Kvitova to lose in semi, she really doesnt play anything special.

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