Monfils and Davydenko to motor through in Mercedes Cup
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.
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.