Simon v Djokovic
Rankngs are 9 and 4 and head to head is 2-1 to Djoker who has won their last 2 meetings. Their last encounter was earlier this year, also on hard courts and went to 3 sets.
Simon surprised me by beating Davydenko last night so his confidence will be high. When he has that confidence he can beat anyone but he hasnt had it so far this season.
I would love to see the Frenchman win this one as I am not a Djoker fan. Hopefully the sun will shine for 2 minutes and the Croat will suffer from sunstroke.
The market has him as favourite at 1.36 but I can see that price moving up during the first set.
Unfortunately I cant see Simon winning this but stranger things have happened recently…
There may be a few 15-40 opportunities but scalping is the way to start the match. Backing Djoker on his serve is usually a fairly safe bet.
Update: Pretty much as I called it. A tight first set went to Djokovic and after they exchanged breaks of serve in the second Djoker won it 7-5. there were 15-40 opportunities, price swings and moeny to be made 🙂