11:00 – Ferrer v Wawrinka – (on clay)
Rankings are 16 and 19. Head to heads are 4-2 to Ferrer.
Ferrer is in great form especially on clay, his favourite surface.
Wawrinka is also having a good season reaching one final and a quarter final. He prefers hard courts though and is a definate underdog today.
Ferrer’s consistency will wear his opponent down and I’d expect a win for him in 3 or 4 sets.
Either back Ferrer from the start or use scalping/15-40.
15:00 – Johannson v Schwank – (On a hard court)
Rankings are 170 and 64. They haven’t met before.
Johannson proved he still has a great serve in his last match but Mayer was just too strong.
Schwank is happier on clay courts and may struggle to handle a big serve.
Backing Johannson on serve is definately a good option but you may want to see how the opening couple of games go before getting into the market.
I’d expect him to be able to keep the serve going for a set or two but aren’t sure if he can keep throwing down bullets for the entire match. However he may relish the pressure of Sweden needing him to win this match. He used to be ranked a lot higher than his current position and may be able to use his experience if Schwank isn’t up for the fight.