Youzhny v Isner
Rankings are 65 and 55 and the market prices are 2.34 and 1.73 .
Isner has had some good results on hard courts recently beating Tsonga and Berdych last week. He also took Roddick to 3 sets in the semi final.
Youzhny has also been playing well, but usually struggles against the higher ranking players.
For me, Isner has a slight edge but it won’t be plain sailing. 2 tight sets and a few swings for the scalpers.
Update: Isner’s slight edge evapourated after the first set. Isner won 6-7, 6-1, 6-3.
Decent profit from this one. Started scalping and let a back bet run when Youzhny was well on top in the second.
Ferrero v Monfils
Rankings are 29 and 13 and the market prices 1.76 and 2.28 .
Monfils is great to watch as his tennis can be as erratic as his behaviour. He hasnt played many matches recently but not sure if this was due to injury. Ferrero is favourite for this after his unexpectedly easy win over Hewitt.
Both men’s concentration can go missing in the middle of a match so we should see plenty of price swings to help with our scalping strategy.
On recent form I expect Ferrero to come through
Update: Ferrero came through 6-3, 7-6 . Both the 15-40 and scalping strategies worked well in this match, though i wasnt able to trade it myself ( I really should get a meter for “Dad’s free taxi”)