Brazil 2016: 2nd Round (Wed)

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Brazil 2016: 2nd Round

John Millman put up a hell of a fight against Nishikori but was unable to win the points that counted in a tough 7-6 6-4 defeat. Early Wednesday morning our attention turns to two very familiar names in Murray and Nadal – the gold medalists from London and Beijing. Here are The Wolf’s tips.

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Rafael Nadal v Andreas Seppi
Nadal may hold a 6-1 H2H lead against Seppi but there two matches on a hard court have been very tight. Rafa had to come from a set down when they met in Rotterdam and needed two breakers en route to victory in Cincinnati. This court plays very similar to that in Cinci and although Seppi is past his best the exact same can be said about Rafa who has played very little tennis of late. Seppi does not go down easy and he will make it awfully tough for Rafa in this one. Look for Seppi to hit down the line from both wings and really get Rafa on the move. Could go three sets.
Tip: Over 20.5 games ($1.83)

Juan Monaco v Andy Murray
Monaco is one of those players that can get hot and despite Murray being in the best form of his career it is Monaco that will have the crowd support from a partisan crowd. We saw the effect it had on Del Potro when he beat Djokovic and although The Wolf doesn’t have him winning he could very well take a set. Murray will outlast him with his consistency but the Argentine has won 2 of their 5 meetings. Four of the five matches they have played have gone to a deciding third set so don’t be surprised when Monaco pushed him.
Tip: Over 18.5 games ($1.83)

Rio Olympics – Men’s 2nd Round Tips
Match Tips
Cuevas v Belluicci  Sets Cuevas 2-1 ($3.75)
Elias v Johnson  Johnson -4.5 ($1.73)
Nadal v Seppi  Over 20.5 games ($1.83)
Sugita v Simon  Sets Simon 2-1 ($4.33)
Paire v Fognini  Fognini WIN ($1.80)
Monaco v Murray  Over 18.5 games ($1.83)
Ferrer v Donskoy  Sets Ferrer 2-0 ($1.62)
Sela v Goffin  Goffin -5.5 ($1.83)
Rio Olympics – Women’s 2nd Round Tips
Match Tips
Kvitova v Makarova  Sets Makarova 2-1 ($5.00)
Kuznetsova v Konta  Kuznetsova WIN ($2.20)
Keys v Suarez Navarro  Keys WIN ($1.50)

Don’t forget to check out our full coverage of the Olympic Games.