Sunday, 10 February 2013
Tennis has an interesting symmetry about it sometimes and that may well prove to be the case for Juan Martin del Potro in Rotterdam this year. Last season the Argentine met a French opponent in the first round (Michael Llodra) and reached the final against Roger Federer. This season del Potro will meet another French opponent in the first round (Gael Monfils) and looks on course for another final meeting with Federer.
Federer got the better of del Potro last year, but we'll be hoping the roles might be reversed this time around. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has landed in Federer's half of the draw while Richard Gasquet - who today triumphed in Montpellier - could meet del Potro in the last four.
It's quite possible del Potro's first round encounter with Monfils will be his toughest match before a prospective final. The Overrule is fairly confident of at least another final appearance for the world number seven and we'll back him with two points each-way at 4/1. That's two points at 4/1 for the title and two points at 2/1 to reach the final. Boylesports have a bigger win price available at 9/2, but their each-way terms are one-third of the odds rather than the halve terms on offer with Coral. For that reason we will go with Coral's price on this occasion.
2* Juan Martin del Potro win Rotterdam (each-way) @ 4/1 (Coral) (each-way terms 1/2 odds 1-2 places)