Murray plays Wawrinka around 5am UK time. He leads the head to heads 7-4 and has won 5 of the last 6 matches they played including their most recent match at the London Olympics.
In their 11 matches Wawrinka has only failed to win a set twice however one of those was their last match. Murray starts at 1.16 and even though Wawrinka has needed 3 sets in both his matches so far I think its worth laying Murray. With a bit of luck he will start slowly and we can then back with double stake ( or hedge and then back him).
Mayer takes on Zhang who beat Gasquet on Thursday. Mayer needed to come back from a set down against Copil so there’s every chance the young Chinese player can give him some problems. Mayer starts at 1.25 .
Baghdatis has served well this week. He tanked the second set when he was a double break down against Monaco but apart from that he has looked solid. Tursunov wasn’t very impressive against Ito when he gave up a lead in the first set before taking it after the rain delay.
Baggy won their most recent match in straight sets. The only other previous meeting was back in 2005 and went Tursunov’s way.
1.53 isn’t an amazing price but I will put part stake on Baghdatis from the start and top up if he goes higher.
Youzhny and Tsonga haven’t played for 18 months but the Russian leads the head to heads 3-2 and has won their last 3 matches ( though two of those were due to Tsonga retiring ).
Youzhny looks in good form and dealt with big serving Kevin Anderson in straight sets. Tsonga scraped through the first round beating Istomin in a third set tie break. He had a walkover in the second round when Davydenko withdrew from the tournament.
Last year Youzhny reached the quarter finals and Tsonga the semi finals so plenty of incentive for both men.
1.37 on Tsonga is a crazy price and I will be laying him at the start. I’d expect the Frenchman to come through in 3 sets.