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Monfils and Davydenko to motor through in Mercedes Cup

| 14.07.2010

Gael Monfils and Nikolay Davydenko should have few problems in beating their first round opponents at the Mercedes Cup.

Fresh from helping France to a Davis Cup semi-final, Monfils takes on Pablo Andujar, and at 1/6 to win the match, Monfils is the clear favourite. A win for Andujar, meanwhile, is available at 7/2.

A straight sets win for Monfils is priced at 8/15, while you can bet on the Frenchman to win in three sets at 3/1.

World number six player Davydenko should also be swift in dismissing his opponent Daniel Gimeno-Traver, whom he is 8/15 to beat in straight sets.

Should Gimeno-Traver, who is ranked 88th in the world, offer some resistance, a Davydenko win in three sets could be worth backing at 3/1.

The Mercedes Cup has a history of illustrious winners, with Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro among the recent players to claim the trophy.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.