Lots of things going on with visitors so decided to concentrate on the trading when I could.
Its a bit late in the day for a post as we don’t have many matches left but I’ll look at the one we do have.
Monfils returns to the tour after an injury break. Today he plays Olivier Rochus but you have to expect the Frenchman to be a little rusty. Rochus isn’t in the best form and has lost 6 of his last 7 matches.
Head to heads are 3-3 with monfils winning the 2 most recent matches.
Because of Monfil’s lack of match play we get 1.48 on him. He will of course have spent a great deal of time on the practise courts and even if he is well below his best i’d expect him to be able to get past Rochus especially in front of a home crowd.
I’ll be looking for 1.7oish in the first few games.
Update: Monfils was rusty in the first game of the match and he was broken. His price went up above 1.80 which is where we backed in the chatroom. Monfils immediately broke back and as Rochus served at 3-4 he was broken. Monfils served out the set.
In the second set Rochus was immediately broken. A second break just before the end secured the set and the match for Monfils.
Monfils won 6-3, 6-2.