My bet for tomorrow morning:
Tursunov over Ancic
@2.550 (semi-big play)
Tursunov is 2-1
head to head with Ancic including a carpet match at last years TMS Paris. This is a risky match but for 2.550 payoffs I think it is worth a shot especially since I'd give Tursunov at least 60-65% chance of winning. With a payoff of 2.550 and an impressive start to 2006 Tursunov is definitely a play. Both players are in great form and may be a tight match but I'd give the edge to Tursunov!
Other information that could be useful is Tursunov's carpet record last year. He had a slow start because of injury and didnt start picking up till later in the year. Ancic has an overall better record mainly because he's been able to get higher seeds in tournaments and knocks out the low rank journeymen
. With that said, we see that Ancic's carpet record is only 4-5 which is strange.
Tursunov 2005: Compiled 6-9 record on hard, 6-3
on carpet, 4-3 on grass, 1-0 on clay
Ancic 2005: 25-15 on hard, 9-2 on grass, 6-5 on clay and 4-5
on carpet (mostly Davis cup against lesser opponents)