Rogers Cup 2015, Friday

ATP, 17:30 – Isner v Chardy

Chardy has won all 3 of their previous matches. The most recent was at this season’s  French Open and he won in straight sets.

Isner must be getting tired as he nears the end of his third long week. Last night he was very impressive against Kyrgios who looked a little flat after his fine for his comments to Wawrinka.

Chardy has faced a big server in each round so far and knocked out Karlovic in 3 sets. He obviously knows how to beat Isner but even when tired Isner can serve bombs.

I have to give a slight edge to Chardy though he hasn’t managed 4 wins in a week since the Australian Open 2013.

I expect 3 sets. The sets will be tight. Backing both on serve is an option but stay away from their 1st service games.  Back Isner if Chardy takes set 1.




WTA, 18:00 – Radwanska v Halep

Radwanska leads their previous meetings 4-3. Halep has won 3 of their last 4. The most recent was last season on an indoor hard court. Halep won in straight sets.

Halep had a real battle with Kerber last night winning in 3 sets. Both had problems on serve especially in the 3rd set.

Radwanska took the first set easily from Cornet but was broken at the start of the second and never recovered in that set. She was 2-4 down in the 3rd set.

I expect this to be close. Radwanska has recovered some of her consistency recently. Halep served well in her 1st match this week which is a good sign. I favour Halep to win in 3 sets.

Lay Halep if she breaks early. Back her if she is broken first.


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