13:00 – Gasquet v Verdasco
Rankings are 68 and 9. Head to heads are 5-4 to Verdasco. He has won their last 5 matches.
Match of the day for me. Gasquet is Murray’s first opponent in the French Open so his appearance in this final shows what Murray is up against.
Gasquet’s form has been very consistent recently and he will give a good account of himself today.
Verdasco is in yet another clay court final in 2010. He has been one of the outstanding players of the season so far. If it comes down to a scrap then my money is on him.
Verdasco has had the tougher route to the final and has dealt with each opponent well.
Gasquet wins 84% of his service games to Verdasco’s 81% but the head to head stats added to his form this season means I will be backing Verdasco on serve.
If Gasquet is keeping the first set close you could also backing him on serve but I expect the first break to go to Verdasco.
Update: What a match! Gasquet injured his ankle in the third set but played through the pain to win 6-3, 5-7, 7-6.