Davydenko vs Mayer
Nikolay Davydenko can’t find his form all season long. Although last season was clearly the poorest from him in many years, this season clearly is even worse for him and obviously he can’t get on track so easily.
The Russian’s best result this season was a semi-finals of Rotterdam in February when he lost to Federer, but since then he simply can’t find his tennis and has problems struggling against much weaker opponents. Clay court season was disappointing for him too, with the exception of Nice tournament where he reached semifinals (but again, it was more because of the poor entry list, then because of his good tennis). Both French Open and Wimbledon were poor for him as he exited at both tournaments in the first round. In the first round here, he won over Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-1. The game itself was one sided as Dolgopolov did everything in the match, hitting couple of winners and large numbers of unforced errors in both sets. Simply, he defeated himself there and Davydenko’s tennis had little impact on the game.
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Florian Mayer, on the other side, had a great improvement in his tennis during Wimbledon, although his most recent results aren’t that impressive. For years he performed much better on clay, but last year he made some very good results on hard courts and it looks like he is playing more and more comfortably on faster surfaces.
The season didn’t started as the German planned, with fourth round in Miami being his best result. Meanwhile clay court season was very disappointing for him, with the exception of Prosjetov challenger where he won the title. Since then, he started playing better, but on grass court. Next tournaments were in Halle where he lost to Federer 6-4 7-5 in second round. Finally, Wimbledon was very good tournament for him as he reached the fourth round losing to Djokovic. Later on, Mayer was in quarter-finals of Hamburg going down to Haas. In the first round here, he won over Fognini 7-5 6-2. Serve worked well, especially at the first serve.
Mayer showed some signs of life in previous two months and it’s expected that he continues playing well on hard courts this Summer too. On the other side, Davydenko is very far from his good old form (win against Dolgopolov was clear, but Dologopolov did all the things that needed to be done in that match) and two wins in a row at highly ranked ATP tournament look too much for him at this moment.
Bet: Mayer to win @1.83 with Pinnacle Sports