Andy Murray – David Ferrer
Andy Murray has been one of the best players since US Open, and his taken a total of 5 titles this season, whereas Ferrer has won 2, but nothing since February.
They met recently in the final in Shanghai, where Murray won 7-5 6-4. That was the 3rd time in 2011, the 4th time in a row that he beat the Spaniard. I’m convinced he will do so again.
The prices on offer are so meager though that one has to consider taking on the handicap instead and why not? In his 5 wins over Ferrer, Murray has 4 times been able to overcome this handicap of 4 games.
Not least last year where they also met at the Masters Final group stage, with Murray winning 6-2 6-2.
Novak Djokovic – Tomas Berdych
There has been some doubt over the fitness of Djokovic after he pulled out of the Paris Masters. Has his shoulder been able to regain its strength or will the serb be handicapped?
I’m not yet convinced that the problem with the shoulder is as big as it’s been made up to, and I’ve also taken my chances on him in the winner’s market.
But if there IS a problem, it will show tonight, so consider this a small cover bet because if he is fit, he usually don’t have much trouble with Berdych.
They have played 8 times before, with Djokovic winning 7, among them the last 5 on the trot. 3 alone in 2011.