RAFA NADAL is now a shadow of the player whose explosive power dominated tennis and the 14-times Grand Slam winner could be heading for another demoralising defeat today.
Nadal struggled past one his former ballboys Wu Di yesterday, having his serve broken four times by the world No.230, and faces a much sterner test against Vasek Pospisil in their China Open second-round clash.
I see our regular tennis contributor Ad has already flagged up Pospisil for the win and I have to agree. Best price is now 3-1 at Coral and bet365 and I’ll be on that having seen Nadal struggle badly this year against opponents he used to beat with ease. Bet365’s 2-1 for over 2.5 sets also looks decent value.
Pick of the women’s China Open matches today sees title favourite Angelique Kerber chalked up at 31-40 by Sportingbet in her battle with Caroline Wozniacki, the 23-18 outsider (Marathonbet).
At the Rugby World Cup there’s a key match in Scotland’s Pool B with South Africa taking on USA – where victory for the Springboks will see them win the group – while Namibia face Georgia in Pool C.
Let’s hear your sporting tips and chat and good luck with your bets.