Verdasco vs Djokovic
4th round in Paris and Fernando Verdasco faces Novak Djokovic.
There are 14 matches between them and Novak leads 10:4, but in their 5 matches on clay Verdasco is the one who has the lead with 3:2 wins. I know they are a long time ago and all of the recent matches were won by Novak(two in Australia and two matches in Doha), but the surface there is different and also these matches were in the period before Novak's surgery when he was the big favorite. Verdasko knows how to play on clay and he proved it against Dimitrov. I still don't think Dimitrov's performance was weak, Verdasco was the reason Bulgarian to lose. The Spaniard played brilliant match using Dimitrov's mistakes, breaking him when he got the chance and saving himself in most of the times when Dimitrov had break points. The little things and Dimitrov's poor second serve decided the match.
Against Djokovic I expect different match, but the Serbian in still not close to the best form and that's obvious. In the last round Djokovic has so much problems against Agut. It was 1:1 sets and Bautista Agut was leading 5:3 when started to real comeback by the Serbian. He turned the 3rd set and finished the match in the 4th. I can't believe Verdasco will lose here in straight sets or to win it in that way. At least 4 sets are guaranteed for me, beacuse Verdasco using his left hand is even more uncomfortable player than Agut for the Serb and his lead H2H on clay proved that. Over 3.5 Sets is my choice here!
Verdasco vs Djokovic prediction
|Over 3.5 Sets||Bet365||1.74||10||3-0 LOST (-10 units)|