Thursday 25th July 2013

Someone over slept this morning. I should have left last night’s matches alone!

I will post some previews for this afternoon/evening around lunchtime today. Lets give the coffee time to kick in properly.


Looks like Delbonis is ready for a rest. Double break down to Granollers. He deserves a week off.


Hanescu starts as slight underdog against Bautista Agut but I would have him as favourite.

Bautista Agut is better on return of serve but Hanescu’s serve  can get him out of trouble. I can see the sets being close and in particular the opening one. They haven’t played on the Tour but did play a league match recently which Hanescu won 6-4, 6-4.(according to someone on Tennis Insight).

I will look to lay Bautista Agut below 1.60 to1.65 .


Tipsarevic has done nothing on the clay this year and a switch to the hard courts of Colombia and back to clay won’t help him at all. I really can’t see him being too interested in this one and will look to grab a lay a little below his 1.70 SP.  If he can get an early break or even early break point that will do nicely.


Troicki has beaten Robredo in their last 2 matches but they haven’t played for 2 years. Both those wins were on clay though so not totally insignificant.

Robredo starts as a 1.48 favourite and despite him being much better in his last match I still aren’t convinced. Robredo’s experience and Troicki’s choking ability will probably see the Spaniard scare through but not before he trades a lot higher than SP.


Cibulkova hasn’t played since Wimbledon and so this is her first one on a hard court for a while. This is perhaps her best surface though so Voegele won’t have an easy day.

Voegele at least had her first round match to get used to the courts and conditions. She wasn’t tested much though in an easy win over Tomljanovic.

Their only previous meeting was in the US Open 3 years ago which Cibulkova won 7-5 in the third.

I expect a classic Cibulkova match with her making a slow start but coming through in 3.

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