After a poor start, Andy Murray is looking like the player we know he is. A semi-final with Stan Wawrinka decides whether we land our each-way bet but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
The top half has been hit harder by the weather with Novak Djokovic facing Tomas Berdych in their delayed quarter-final. The world number one has a 23-2 head-to-head advantage but the Czech pushed him all the way in Monte Carlo last year and beat him on their last clay meeting before that in Rome in 2013. I don’t think Djokovic is playing at his best so I can definitely see Berdych taking a set and 6-4 looks big from here. I will also have a small play on Berdych +1.5 sets but an upset looks a bit far-fetched.
Dominic Thiem is one match away from landing our second quarter bet and he is favourite to beat David Goffin. I am very much looking forward to seeing what could be a fierce rivalry over the years but nothing appeals from a betting perspective. A saver on the Belgian would probably be prudent but where’s the fun in that?
Kiki Bertens is our only remaining outright fancy in the women’s and she now faces Timea Baczinszky. Bertens played really well to beat Madison Keys with both women hitting the ball extremely hard. If the Dutchwoman can keep that form up, she can reach the semi-finals but this one is hard to predict.