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Re: Cincy Thursday
Ancic v Hewitt - The value here is definitely with Ancic @ 4.20 - especially if you plan on trading inplay. He won comfortably yesterday, while Hewitt hasn't been his normal self of late.
Davydenko v Gonzalez - In my mind, this is one to avoid. I think the result will be fairly clear cut, one way or the other, it all depends on which one of these headcases cares about this tournament more. I would rate this pretty close to a 50/50 contest, so the value is with Gonzalez.
Federer v Rochus - Roger 2 matches in, coming from behind to beat Kiefer, can't see the Belgian flea troubling him.
Monfils v Youzhny - Another fairly even matchup in which I'm giving the nod to the frenchman. He appears to be coming of age somewhat - with his maiden title, and now stringing 2 straight sets masters wins together. Youzhny has the game and experience to beat Monfils, but his two 3rd set tiebreak efforts suggest that he may not be playing his best tennis at the moment.
Safin v Hrbaty - see above.
Horna v Acasuso - likewise.
Roddick v Chela - Chela took a set off Roddick in Washington a few weeks ago, and is coming off a solid win over Henman. Roddick on the other hand struggled against JCF, and was knocked out in Montreal by PHM - suggesting that he too may have Flushing Meadows already on his mind. Chela definitely worth a shout at 6.40 - especially for any traders.
Moya v Ginepri - can't find any books with this match up yet. Ginepri wasn't troubled at all by Ferrer yesterday, while Moya did struggle somewhat against Simon. That said, I'm not going to back Ginepri against Moya.
Last edited by its.like.that; 08-18-2005 at 10:53 AM.