14:00 – Monfils v Djokovic
Rankings are 16 and 3. Head to heads are 3-0 to Djokovic.
Djokovic is the in-form player and unless one of his legs falls off this will be a straight sets win. If the leg falls off Monfils may take it to 3 sets.
Djokovic walked over Nadal yesterday and played some superb tennis. Monfils wasn’t anything like as impressive.
Either back Djoker on serve or back him from the start. Green up at the end of the set.
Monfils has a good serve when its working well. It was mediocre yesterday and that just won’t be good enough today.
Update: Hmm, the video feed that I was using was awful but I didn’t notice his leg fall off…….
Business as usual in the first set with Djokovic totally dominating. In the second set he got an early break but Monfils broke back. The Frenchman got a further break late in that set and was able to hold serve to bring it to one set all. Djoker went into a 4-1 lead in the final set but managed to throw away the lead once again. Monfils’ serve was working much better and he took it to a final set tie break. Djokovic won the tie break
I had decided to put my money where my mouth was and backed Djoker from the start. I was going to let it run but Monfils looked like breaking back in the second set. I felt it would be foolish to pass up the chance to green up at 1.03 so I hit the button. Saved myself a WHOLE lot of stress!