Originally Posted by Jez
Yeah I agree Elroyf - Monfils looks tempting!
Brits are excellent to fade...Murray really hasn't got the attributes yet for clay yet. However, I do have a little doubt -
1. Murray's mixining-it-up type game could annoy Monfils...and the Frenchie's serve is erratic
2. Murray may not be doing well lately but when was the last time Monfils backed up a stellar previous week?
Some good points there Jez!
But Murray is very poor on clay and is way off the standard of Monfils. He has beaten ONE player on the surface in ATP matches and it was a nobody.
Monfils serve is erratic, true. Murray's is MUCH worse! If Monfils can return Roddick with ease, he can return Murray.
The slower clay will definitely benefit Monfils and if the match lasts we know Murray will cramp up! So either may Monfils should win it.
I am pretty confident in this pick. Monfils is more like a 1.3 shot than 1.5.
Good luck all!