After a thrilling Australian Open in which the world’s best player Novak Djokovic demolished a mentally weak Andy Murray we head to Montpelier to see a heavy French line-up battle it out to see who can take the crown indoors, in the beautiful south of France. The French line up is a strong one as you would expect and its hard to see past the first few in the betting. We have settled on two and let’s hope we can be as successful as we were with Novak in the Australian Open.
The second seed will be delighted with his draw as he has to only face a hard task of disposing of Phillip Kohlschreiber in order to reach the final here if things go according to plan and he plays something like recent form. Seeing as Kohlschreiber has never won an indoor title it’s fair to say Simon has a clear run to the final providing no shocks from one of the qualifiers. I’m not sure how he will fare against Gasquet or Monfils in the final but he will definitely make the top two and that will see us in a no lose situation.
The 2013 champion has reached the final on the last two occasions in Montpellier and here at The Betting Agency we expect him to do so again. He will face stern opposition in the form of the top seed but enigmatic Gail Monfils but he will be a favourite in that battle due to his compatriot’s inconsistent form. In the final should he face Simon I would rate him as a favourite to get the edge but he will have to bring his A Game, the one that saw him play so well in the Masters Final in London in 2013. He is capable of getting back to that level and this could be the kick start he needs.