Not a lot of quality tennis around yesterday. Ebden played like a complete fool ( yet still managed to win! ). Seppi wasn’t able to close out the match against Wild Card Pospisil and to cap it all Donald Young almost won a match!
Anderson is a player who usually lets me down. If I think he has little chance he plays like a champion and if I think he should win easily he can’t lose the match fast enough. Today he is up against Youzhny who reached the quarter finals of Wimbledon. However since then he has lost both his matches when he really should have been winning them. Yesterday in the doubles he and Kohlschreiber were beaten 6-0, 6-0 in the doubles by Gonzalez and Lipsky. To me that shows a lack of respect for the tournament and doesn’t fill me with confidence. I will be on Anderson from the start.
Update: Anderson once again lets me down! He did manage to break in the first game of the match and I left myself a free bet on him. By the time I hedged it was worth very little. Anderson lost the next 6 games. The second set was closer but Youzhny took it in a tie break.
Youzhny won 6-1, 7-6.
Haas had a good tournament last week reaching the final of the Citi Open. He had won his previous 9 finals in America but couldn’t make it a 10th. Part of the reason for his loss could have been fatigue. He also reached the final of the previous tournament and is likely to be in need of some rest before the real build up to the US Open starts.
Nalbandian has had plenty of rest since he injured a lines judge during the final at Queens Club. He has played just twice since, both times against Tipsarevic and he lost them in straight sets.
They played in the Davis Cup in February and Nalbandian won in 5 sets. Haas has won their previous 3 matches although all were close. I think it’s Nalbandian’s day today. Worth a small lay on Haas at the start at 1.68 and look to lay more if Haas’ price drops to 1.40.
Update: Haas won in 3 sets 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
Odesnik and Benneteau has the same feel as Pospisil v Seppi. Odesnik had 2 decent wins in qualification. In Washington he retired due to exhaustion in the first round of qualification.
Benneteau has played a couple of events since his long match at Wimbledon with Federer. He beat Youzhny in the first round in London and then lost to Federer in the second round.
I don’t think this will be straight forward for Benneteau but I do expect him to win. I will be waiting for a higher price as I think Odesnik will start quickly as a lot of the Americans do before they realise they are outclassed.
Update: Benneteau won 6-4, 6-4.