Bugger! I thought I posted this this morning but it only saved as a draft! DP won in 3 sets as i predicted. But now no-one will believe me. Typical!
Roddick v Del Potro
Rankings are 5 an 6 and the market has them pretty much even.
Roddick started last night’s semi at 1.16 which was way too low. Had I been able to stay awake I was going to lay him from the start and hope for 5 ticks but I didnt expect him to lose the first set! I can only assume that his serve isn’t working at its best.
DP had a walkover into the semi and he must have expected a much tougher match against Gonzalez. The usually tough, scrapping Gonzalez gave up in the first set tie break and virtually gifted the second set to the reigning champion.
So DP will be a little less tired for the final. He won their only previous meeting last year.
DP’s serve wasn’t spectacular but he showed flashes of brilliance and could be peaking at the right time. Tough to call this as I didnt see the Roddick semi but my gut feeling is Del Potro in 3 sets.
Trading will be best done by scalping or 15-40 although the only15-40 opportunity I saw in the Del Potro match came when the Argentinian was at 1.02!