NOVAK DJOKOVIC has never lost a match at the China Open and today the world No.1 goes for his sixth Beijing title against Rafa Nadal.
Djokovic, whose record at the tournament is now 28-0 after his semi-final cruise past David Ferrer, has won six of the past seven meetings with Nadal and is just 2-13 at Marathonbet while a 2-0 success for the Serb looks likely at 6-13 with Marathonbet.
Nadal has defied doubters, including me, with his run to the final and ended his Fabio Fognini jinx in the semis but Djokovic’s class should prove far too strong.
In the early hours of this morning it’s Stan Wawrinka versus Benoit Paire in the Japan Open Final. Paire shocked home hero Kei Nishikori in the last four and is 28-11 at Marathonbet to land the trophy while world No.4 Wawrinka is 4-11 at Paddy Power.
In the women’s China Open Final it’s Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza against Timea Bacsinszky who came from a set down to KO sixth seed Ana Ivanovic yesterday.
Nico Rosberg starts from pole at the F1 Russian Grand Prix but still trails Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the betting. Ladbrokes chalk up the German at 11-8 while Hamilton, second on the grid, is evens at BetVictor.
At the Rugby World Cup Ireland are targeting the win over France that will see them avoid New Zealand in the quarter-finals and there’s also the likes of snooker and plenty of NFL action taking place today so post your tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.