ROGER FEDERER is closing in on a blockbuster Indian Wells semi-final against Rafa Nadal but first he must bounce the Czech.
Tomas Berdych is the man blocking Fed’s path and he’s 2-1 at the likes of Ladbrokes and Skybet to net victory. Fed, who leads the head-to-head stats 12-6, is 4-9 at Sportingbet and over 2.5 sets is 6-4 at Paddy Power.
In the other quarter-final it’s Nadal v big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic. Nadal has won all five of their previous meetings and is 8-15 at Stan James to make it six against the world No.6, who’s 15-8 at Boylesports.
In the women’s semi-final top seed Serena Williams is 4-11 at BetVictor against Simona Halep (13-5, Sportingbet). Four of their five previous meetings have been two sets and same again is 1-2 at William Hill.
At the Cricket World Cup co-hosts New Zealand are expected to make home advantage count in Wellington. The Black Caps are 1-3 at BetVictor to beat a West Indies side chalked up at 11-4 by Skybet.
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