A better day on the tips yesterday including Hampton winning 2-1 at 6.00 and Roger Vasselin beating Querrey from a set down at 2.40 . I got the score right in Troicki’s match but unfortunately the defending champion lost 2-0. He wins so few tournaments I thought this one might mean something to him. He was twice a break up in the opening set too.
Has this week only been going 4 days? It seems sooo much longer.
Hradecka still hasn’t played her match with Larsson. I still expect her to be too strong.
If Vinci had played her match with Hampton last night then she was huge value at 1.40 with Hampton fighting back from 2-5 in the third set to beat Flipkens. A night’s rest changes things a little and whilst I expect Vinci to win I will be waiting for a higher price of 1.60 to 1.70 before starting to put my stake in.
Nieminen won’t have an easy match against Sijsling who has served exceptionally well this week.
Sijsling has allowed 10 break points all week and he saved 9 of them. Only Kohlschreiber was able to break him.
Nieminen is well rested with Haas withdrawing yesterday but I still think Sijsling is slight favourite here. I will have a small lay at the start as I see more chance of Nieminen being broken first.
Having felt that Monfils wasn’t going to try to even make it past the first round this week I have to admit I called that completely wrong. He’s not the easiest to read at the best of times! He looks like he is playing for the title here although will have a couple of tough matches to get there. Today’s opponent Andujar knocked out Simon in straight sets yesterday.
As its Monfils I won’t be taking the 1.48 currently available on him though. Andujar has been excellent all week and won’t be rolling over easily. I will watch the early games but Monfils around 1.70 is a decent entry