Today in Monte Carlo

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The Monte Carlo Masters is on a roll and there are some great matches to look forward to today. Below you will find the odds at Betsson.

Berdych vs Verdasco
Berdych is on fire at the moment. He only gave away 2 games to poor Richard Gasquet who must be desperate for excuses for why his “Baby Federer”-potential is still just “potential” and hardly so. He has a 6-3 h2h on Verdasco which also counts for clay and has won the two last matches. These are two huge talents with extreme ball-striking skills and they are both in good form. It is just a gut feeling that Verdasco will come out on top in three sets. The odds are similar, 1.85 for a Berdych win and 1.89 for Verdarsco.

Cilic vs Montanes
Montanes is a competent clay courter but Cilic is a top player who has all the shots and the right mentality. It will be a straight sets win for the tall croat.

Ljubicic vs Ferrer
Ljubicic is in good form (after all he won a Masters shield a couple of weeks ago!) but Ferrer will run down everything and loves the clay. Ferrer is along with Monaco and maybe also Verdasco the fittest guy on tour and this will play a factor in this likely marathon encounter. Also he has 4-1 in the H2H. Ferrer in three tight sets.

Berrer-Nadal
This match is not even worthy of a write-up. Nadal will give away 3-4 games, max.

Tsonga vs Ferrero
Tsonga is a volatile player, if he is feeling the ball he will win today. But you got to love JCF who aspires to come back to the top ten. If his forehand is on today he has a chance of disturbing the firy Frenchman. Tough one to pick. In the end I think youth will take it. Tsonga in three.

Robredo vs Nalbandian
Two solid guys on clay, Nalbandian looks to be back in good form after injury. They have met twice in Monte Carlo before, in 2008 Nalbandian won 6-1 6-0, but that is not really a telling figure for this match. Nalbandian seems really inspired right now and I think he will be too tough this time. Nalbandian in 3.

Djokovic vs Wavrinka
These guys have played many tough matches in the last few years, Djoko winning the last six of them and being up 7-2 in the H2H. This will go the distance, but in the end Djokovic will be too good, again.

Petzschner vs Kohlschreiber
I don’t really get Petzschner to be honest, what is he doing here? I mean he has a good serve and an OK forehand, but that you since he slices on the backhand side 90% of the time you should be able to take advantage of that. Kohli won their last meeting just a couple of weeks ago in straights and that was on hard court, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t be as simple this time.

The odds at Betsson.com (times in UK time)

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