Karlovic’s serve seemed solid in his last match if you ignore the first service game where he was almost broken. His return game was still as poor as ever and he came through the last round in 2 tie break sets.
Granollers hasn’t played a match yet this week. His last match was against Blake in the US Open. He lost that in straight sets and whilst Blake is a better returner than Karlovic I think Granollers will find it tough to break the big man today.
There’s a slight worry that Granollers is injured so I will be backing Karlovic on serve and leaving the profit on him.
Laura Robson had a fantastic win yesterday over 2nd seed Jie Zheng. Today she plays Peng who has won both her matches in straight sets.
This time Robson starts as slight favourite at 1.87 . What a pity we didn’t have video for yesterday’s match but the pattern of the points suggested Robson was always a threat.
I think this match will be more difficult for the Brit girl but I think she has a great chance. I will back her if her price goes over evens in the first few games of the opening set..