The key consideration today for the Sopot matches for me is what is happening next week - The Montreal Masters. Players involved next week will surely have one eye next week. With that in mind:
Volandri to beat Mayer - $1.40 (10 units)
Straight up 10 units on Volandri - he will be checking out of Montreal early next week in any case so I believe for him he sees this as a tournament he can win.
Starace to beat Moya - $2.85 (10 units)
Moya's struggles against <fill in the blank> last round surely doesn't bode well when he is up against a decent dirtballer in starace. Hard court season is just around the corner, and it's time for King Carlos to think about HC performances and especially next week in Montreal. Expect him to catch a late flight out of Sopot tonight or and early flight Friday morning bound to Montreal. This is the reason for a big 10 unit play on this match as well.
Acasuso and Chadaj is an interesting one. The big Argenitine unit will be playing in Montreal next week (
) but at the same time Sopot seems to be a special place for him with solid performances over the years being a winner in 2002 and finalist to Nadal last year. I can't see him losing to Chadaj, but odds at $1.15 are too low so no bet.
Almagro v Nieminen is most defintiely a no bet for me. Although he struggled to put away Portas last round, Almagro has been in a decent form over the last month, and Portas as well for that matter. Like most spaniards it seems these days, it depends whether he has his head screwed in - if anything my lean is on nico, but again this is a no bet.
Will have some WTA San Diego and ATP Washington plays posted a bit later.