RAFA NADAL begins his Hamburg Open title bid today as he tries to find from after an awful first half of the year.
The former world No.1 – now languishing at No.10 following his Wimbledon woe – has accepted a wildcard to the clay-court event and faces a tricky opener against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
Nadal leads the head-to-head 14-2 but has lost the last two and on current form is unbackable at best odds 1-5 with Boylesports. Some punters might be tempted by the 9-2 offered by BetVictor for a Verdasco win.
Three of the pair's last four meetings have gone to a deciding set and over 2.5 sets pays 25-11 at 10bet.
There's plenty more action from Hamburg and also the Atlanta Open – where big-serving John Isner is the 5-2 title favourite at Betfair – as well as WTA matches.
In the cricket one-day Cup, Glamorgan host Kent and the Major League Baseball has its usual batch of fixtures.
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