All times are UK/Irish and are subject to change, and all times are in 24hr format e.g., 01.00 = 1am and 16:00 = 4pm:
PLEASE NOTE, IF THERE ARE LIQUIDITY ISSUES, ALWAYS KEEP THE STAKES LOW
1. 12:30 – Djokovic v Berdych –> HOT TIP
History says that this match is going only one way and that is towards the direction of the Serbian. These two have played 17 times with Djokovic winning 15 of them. With the current form of Novak, it’s simply impossible to bet against him. Even at low odds, this should be easy money. Djokovic to win in China again!!
2. 9:00 – Kvitova v Sharapova
As well as Maria has played in her last match blowing away Ivanovic, I still feel Kvitova is a tough cookie to crack. I suggest laying Maria hence. Recent form of Kvitova has been exceptional so this is the correct strategy…
There could be a 3rd set here so trade wisely..
3. 6:00 – Nishikori v Raonic
I suggest dealing with low stakes here..
4. 5:00 – Golubev v Wang
Golubev’s form has been decent. For me he’s definitely the better player here. Back him hence..
5. 8:45 – Rosol v Thiem
In relation to overall strengths in different departments of the game, I fancy Thiem here. He’s the rightful favourite.
Go for him but I advise keeping the stakes to medium or low..
6. 11:30 – Dolgopolov v Agut
Dolgo has been out of action for a while and his recent match in Japan was very poor by his standard. As talented as he is, he must really step it up to beat a very good player such as Agut on hard courts.
*****GENERAL ADVICE FOR ATP SHANGHAI*****:
Since it’s early days I suggest keeping the stakes to a minimum..