All four semi finalists closed off their respective quarter final matches very strongly. Fognini served for the second set against Rafa but the Spaniard rallied to win in straight. Paire came from a set down to beat Jaziri while Nishikori rolled Dolgopolov 6-0 in the second after a very tight opening set.
The pair will face of tonight in what the Wolf has labelled as the more entertaining of the two semi’s. They have split the four meetings with Paire winning the last two – both late last year. There has been at least one tie breaker in three of their matches and the Wolf says this one could go down to the wire. Both men have the ability to hit cold winners from the back of the court which makes for a very entertaining match. Paire is the value bet of the day and will be winning at least one set.
In the other clash Rafael Nadal will put on a clinic against Philipp Kohlschreiber. He takes a 12-1 H2H lead (only loss was on grass) into this one and his game is tailor made to cause the German a heap of trouble. We have seen Rafa make light work of opponents with single handed backhands over the last fortnight and we will again see him attack Kohlschreiber’s backhand relentlessly! He’ll be winning in straight sets with Kohlschreiber to win no more than 5 games.
Semi Finals Tips
|Paire v Nishikori||Best: Over 20.5 games ($1.83)
V alue: Number of Sets – 3 Sets ($2.90)
|Nadal v Kohlschreiber||Best: Sets Nadal 2-0 ($1.36)
Value: 1st Set Scorecast Nadal 6-2 ($4.50)