John Isner – Andy Murray 1
Before the tournament I tipped Andy Murray to win it all, but I think he could be facing a very dangerous opponent here. Murray has looked very, very good in his last 2 matches though, and he leads Isner 2-0 in their h2h, with both matches having been played on harder surfaces, and Murray has yet to lose a set against Isner.
But the American is playing some of his best tennis, and what happens if Murray meets him on a day where he is completely simply unbreakable? Isner has a massive serve and he seems to be cool as as ice box. Just imagine this; he has won his last 15, FIFTEEN, tie breaks in a row!!! Therefore I simply think the odds on him winning here are massive.
Another MASSIVE odds is the one from Sportingbet 100£ in Free bets! with the scenario of a tie break arriving in the first set. Funnily enough there was no tie break when these 2 last met, but in their first encounter, at the Australian Open last year the first set ended with Murray winning a tie break.
In 6 of Isner’s last 9 games the first set has been decided in a tie break, while Murray has played 2 tie breaks during the US Open this year. Both came in the first set. And they offer odds 3,80 on this outcome!
Rafael Nadal – Andy Roddick
I found it hard to come up with anything on this encounter. I think in the end Nadal will prevail, but Roddick has looked good and with him playing his home turf, I wouldn’t rule out an upset either. I think he can push Nadal like he did in their last meeting in November last year and take a set, but in the end I came up with this bet. It’s a winning bet if he can muster at least 16 games, and he managed that in a 3 sets match in their latest meeting so why not in a best-of-five match? And even if he should lose without winning a set, he can still climd to 16 games.