Shuai Peng – Flavia Pennetta
Peng is listed as the favourite here, and one is certainly allowed to improve oneself during a career, but can you help but look at the h2h between these 2 saying that Pennetta has won all 4 encounters?
Their last meeting was in 2008 here at the US Upen. Their last 3 encounters have been close though, so you can’t rule out Peng, in my opinion, but I’m happy to bet at the Italian just winning a set at these odds.
Andy Roddick – Julien Benneteau
Roddick leads the Frenchman 3-1 and I can’t leave the American lying at odds like these. Will he really want to waste a good opportunity like this to enter the 2nd week of the US Open?
Juan Martin Del Potro – Gilles Simon
They have met 3 times before with Del Potro leading 2-1 but his 2 wins have been hard fought. They met at the US Open in 2008 with the match going to 5 sets and Del Potro winning by 6 games. They met this year at Wimbledon with Del Potro winning 7-6 7-6 7-5.
Sam Stosur – Maria Kirilenko
As written before in these columns Kirilenko has reached the 3rd round 5 times before but never the 4th. Now she’s here, so a mental barrier could have been passed for her, but I’m still going with the more succesful Grand Slam-player here who leads Kirilenko 3-2 in their h2h.
Andy Murray – Feliciano Lopez
Murray was in big trouble in his last match, so it’s up to him to show today that he overcame Haase and came out even stronger. He has played Lopez 5 times before, losing just 1 set along the way.