Saturday was another profitable day of tennis betting in the Davis Cup.
Despite the German pairing of Philipp Petzschner and Benjamin Becker losing to Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione, my tip of backing the Americans to beat Spain in the doubles by three sets to one was successful.
The Bryan brothers took down Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 3-1 at odds of 3.50 to keep that tie alive and earn us another trip to the payout counter.
Today’s matches are tough to predict with any certainty. The rubbers can change if a tie is over, so it’s not certain exactly who will be playing today. One tie that will take place is the clash between David Ferrer and John Isner, which kicks off around 11am with Ferrer looking to lead the Spanish side to another Davis Cup final.
They just need one win from either Ferrer or Almagro today and surely it will come early with Ferrer likely to take down a tired and dejected Isner comfortably. Isner’s match against Almagro should have been over earlier than it was, with Nico failing to take more than three of his 19 break point opportunities and the American was able to extend the match to five sets.
That effort will surely take its toll on Isner today, as the brick wall that is Ferrer will get Isner involved in some punishing rallies. They have met on four occasions in the past, all on hard courts, with Ferrer leading 3-1. Isner did win the last one, but that was played indoors. This first meeting on clay will certainly favour Ferrer.
Surprisingly, of the 11 sets they’ve contested only two have gone to tie breaks and my feeling is that the sets will be short ones with Isner trying to conserve energy where he can.
Ferrer should take this is three or maybe four sets and I like the unders in this one at 1.87. The total games mark is set at 36.5 games and I think Ferrer will wrap up the match and the tie in less than that.
With the other matches not confirmed to be actually playing depending on results from the first matches this will be my only wager today.
Back under 36.5 games in Ferrer v Isner at 1.87