Murray v Del Potro
Rankings are 2(to be announced tomorrow) and 6. Head to head is 3-1 to Murray but Del Potro won their last meeting which was on clay.
The market has Murray as favourite at 1.47
Murray started very well in the semi and looked in a different class to Tsonga. But he started being less aggresive and nearly allowed the Frenchman to come back in the first set. Murray struggled with his first serve and that let Tsonga keep it close in the second set.
He will need to serve at his best to cope with Del Potro who is in a great run of form.
If Murray has sorted his serve out then I expect him to come through but if he hasn’t or if he is less aggressive than normal then Del Potro could take the title.
Some careful scalping is the way to go, maybe backing the server at the start of the game. Wait a game or 2 to see who is serving best and who has settled quickest.
Update: Backing the server worked a treat! Watcheda couple of games at the start and then backed Murray at the start of his service games. Just 3 games gave me a green of +50 in the first set. This could obviously have been a lot more had i also traded DelPotro’s serve but i expected him to be broken. Had a few internet problems during the second set which cost me a little of that profit but backed Murray in the 3rd and let it run.
Murray won 6-7, 7-6, 6-1