Suisse Open – Final

Bellucci v Beck

Rankings are 119 and 51 and the market has then just about level. Bellucci won their only previous meeting which was also on clay. Bellucci has had the tougher route to the final and would be my pick today but it could be close.

Bellucci is ranked well below his opponent but he is more comfortable on clay. Not sure I would want to be backing him from the start but I will be scalping the start of the match and if the opportunity arises to let a back bet run a little then I’ll be taking it.

15-40 should also bring a profit. Be careful of backing Bellucci from the start. You don’t get to a final without being in great form and Beck certainly can’t be written off.

 Update: Very tight match. An early break for Bellucci put him in control and the rest of the set went with serve with Bellucci winning 6-4. The second set was also dominated by strong service games until the match was interrupted by rain. After a lengthy break, both players struggled to get back in the groove and both lost their first service games. Bellucci finally won the 2nd set on a tie break.

Not many opportunities for 15-40 but scalpers had several chances 🙂