Kaia Kanepi – Carla Suarez Navarro
It’s finals day for the Women and I’m guessing at least one of them will spring a surprise. Why Kanepi has emerged as such a big favourite is simply beyond me.
They are ranked 34 and 58 in the rankings which at this level is not a huge difference and look at the way Navarro has played this week.
Unlike Kanepi she has yet to lose a set, with none of her opponents coming closer than losing 6-4 in a set. They are tied 1-1 in their 1-1 and that turns Navarro into a 2.65 outsider? We have to give that a go.
Sara Errani – Elena Vesnina
In the other final I totally accept the fact that Errani has to be a big favourite but a fantastic run will have to end at some point anyway.
Before playing Acapulco in February Errani’s last title came in 2008. Now she’s looking at taking her third title on the trot and all on clay!
A massive achievement to a girl ranked 27 in the world and certainly not something you witness everyday in the world of tennis.
One day though her abilities will fail her, she won’t get the shots in like in her previous matches and Vesnina has looked in really good shape this week winning all 4 matches really comfortably without loosing a single set.
I’ll take my chances.
Philipp Kohlschreiber – Feliciano Lopez
Finishing off in Munich where I think Lopez has looked very cool and collected this week, not giving an inch to a possibly dangerous opponent in Tomic yesterday.
Kohlschreiber hasn’t had the same sort of opposition as Tomic and even though he’s on his home turf, a Lopez in this kind of shape could be too much to ask.
They have met 4 times before with Lopez winning 3, among them their only previous meeting on clay.