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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.

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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.