Novak Djokovic v David Ferrer
Novak Djokovic has had a long month of tennis and could have been out of this tournament if Alexandr Dolgopolov had just held his nerve for a couple more games in the second set of that match.
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Coming through that match and now being able to smell the end of the tournament should give Djokovic the extra bounce in his step that he is going to need to beat David Ferrer in this Quarter Final.
However, Ferrer is going to need to up his game if he is going to give Djokovic a run for his money after struggling through against Gilles Simon with the first set that was decided on a tie-breaker that could easily have gone the other way. David Ferrer saw his serve broken three times in that first set and he has to be better on that side of things if ihe is going to beat the World Number 1 who is defending his title that was won last year.
Matches between the players have been fun to watch in the past and I think this one will be intriguing, but Djokovic might just have had the one scare in the tournament and can find the breaks of serve to come through 64, 62.
HANDICAP PICK: Novak Djokovic – 5.5 games @ 2.2 with Eastbridge
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