Citi Open Washington
The Wolf said that the warm conditions would favour the big servers yesterday and theytook full advantage. Karlovic, Querrey, Isner and Monfils all posted straight sets wins and did Johnson and Sock. Young gun Alexander Zverev also made his way into the quarters and The Wolf says it will take a fair effort to knock him out.
Ivo Karlovic v Jack Sock
How the big serving Croatian starts outsider in this one is beyond all belief according to The Wolf. He has won 3 of the 4 meetings between the pair and the only time he lost to Sock was on clay – a surface that Karlovic does not win matches on. Karlovic was dominant against Tomic and Sock does not have the return game to get into the Croatian’s serve. Karlovic in straight!
Tip: Karlovic WIN ($2.20)
Sam Querrey v Gael Monfils
The success of the Frenchman at this tournament is well documented and The Wolf has him making another deep run here. Querrey may have beaten Dolgopolov in straight sets but the Ukrainian failed to take advantage of his chances. He was up in the first set tiebreak before losing it and was then up a break in the second set before an array of double faults really cost him. Monfils wont be making the same mistake and as good as the Americans serve can be, Monfils will make him hit as many balls as possible. Of the two players Monfils has a superior baseline game and it will be a telling factor.
Tip: Monfils WIN ($1.62)
Washington – Quarter Finals Tips
|Karlovic v Sock||Karlovic WIN ($2.20)|
|Isner v Johnson||1st Set Correct Score 7-6 ($1.83)|
|Querrey v Monfils||Monfils WIN ($1.62)|
|Zverev v Paire||Sets Zverev 2-0 ($2.50)|