Rogers Cup 2015, Thursday

WTA, 19:00 – Radwanska v Cornet

Radwanska leads  5-2. Their most recent was this season on a hard court.  Radwanska won in 2 sets. Cornet won at an exhibition in January.

Radwanska seems to be back near her best after a few dodgy performances earlier in the season. She pushed Kerber close last week and beat Goerges in straight sets this week. I expect her to win this one.

Cornet has had her usual problems on serve but has been returning well. There is a chance this goes to 3 sets but Radwanska will come through it.

Back Radwanska if she gets broken first.

 

 

 

 

ATP, 20:30 – Kyrgios v Isner

Isner  won their only previous meeting this season on clay. He won in 3 sets.

This is a tricky one. Isner has been in consecutive finals and both his matches this week have gone to 3 sets. Fatigue could be an issue for him. He has been serving as well as ever.

Kyrgios starts as market favourite but we don’t know how he will react to the controversy from his match with Wawrinka. Stan and Kyrgios clearly aren’t mates and there were a few comments between the players. Kyrgios hit back by saying that Kokkinakis had banged Wawrinka’s girlfriend last night. The microphones picked up his comment and it has been all over social media today. If it affects Kyrgios’ concentration at all then Isner’s serve could be enough to get the win. I think Kyrgios will try to pretend that he isnt affected and he certainly didn’t appear to regret anything in the post match interview.

I think this is certainly one to watch just for entertainment. The crowd will be on the Aussies back to try to help their player.

Kyrgios has an edge in being the fresher player.  If he suffers no sort of hangover from last night then he should sneak a tight match in 3 sets.

 

 

 

ATP, 23:30 – Tomic v Tsonga

Tsonga won both their previous matches. The most recent being in 2013 on an indoor hard court. He won in 3 sets.

Tomic upped his game against Cilic last night.  He only faced 2 break points and saved both.

All 5 of Tsonga’s sets this week have been very close. He served pretty well in the last round with 16 aces. He was only able to break serve once in 3 sets against Bautista Agut.

This looks like being a 3 setter. Tomic seems more focused this week than he has in a couple of his recent outings. Value is on Tomic but I feel Tsonga will scrape through. Their last match was settled in a third set tie break and we could have the same again. Back Tsonga if he goes a break behind or loses set 1.

 

 

 

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