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Djokovic vs Berdych-OverAssuming both bring their A game, we are on the verge of The Clash of 2 Titans! #1 vs #7. Djokovic owns the H2H at 22-2, dating back to 2008. Focusing more on the past 5 matches between the 2, you have seen this over hit 5 out of 5, including 1 match earlier this year in Doha with Djokovic winning 6-3, 7-6. Djokovic coming of a win against Thiem, 6-3, 6-4, but not in djokovic standards with 2 aces and 9 DF's with a meager 26% return on 1st serve. Berdych coming off a nice 3 setter vs Gasquet winning with 12 aces and 1 DF landing 63% of 1st service points. His downfall today will be his return games. Im basing this play on seeing this number reach the last 5 out of 5 and djokovic starting a little slow today with his service games. Im comfortable at over 20 (-125), 20.5 (-110) & 21 (+105) as I see this going 3 today..
30th March 2016 @ 15:26
Kuznetsova vs. MakarovaThis game has me scratching my head with the line being -125 on the side and -1.5 for games favoring kuzzy. Kuzzy owns the H2H 5-1, playing at least once per year the past 3 years and exceptional in Miami her whole career. Their last HC match went to kuzzy 6-3, 6-2 last year. The only game kuzzy has dropped a set was back in 2010 on grass surface. The left handed Makarova could cause issues, but i dont see it. Kuzzy coming off a big win against the #1, and held her ground very well. 8 aces, 1 df, winning 75% of 1st serve points and 40% of 1st return points and converting 3 of 5 breaks. Makarova is coming off an easy win to Svitolina 6-1, 6-4. No aces, 2 df, winning 64% 1st serve and 50% return points. The difference today will be the serve. If Kuzzy has it locked on this should be an easy match to take. The ML is a safe side. I support the -2.5 (+110) also...
29th March 2016 @ 14:35
Niculescu/Konta-OverIntersting match here with the only H2H going 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 to Niculescu in 2015 on Grass surface, which is Konta's better surface. Niculescu coming off a good win vs Coco Vandeweghe, winning in straights 6-4, 6-1 while Konta coming off more of a battle vs Vesnina squeezing her out in the 3rd set tiebreak. Konta is hitting better, especially serving, having 12 aces last match to 3 DF's..her return struggled a bit with a percentage of 40 on 1st serve and 39 on 2nd serve respectively. Niculescu had 0 aces, 3 DF's and return percentages of 39 on 1st serve and 90 on 2nd serves. Konta having more matches this year on HardCourt sitting at 12-6 vs Niculescu 8-5, but the career experience leans to Niculescu. I lean the over 21 (-133) today. Both players off a day of rest, serves and returns should match up pretty well here and go a tight 2 or 3 sets. Niculescu/Konta-O21 (-133)
28th March 2016 @ 14:45