Prop – Tennis – 26 Games or Fewers, 27 Games or More (Murray vs Gimeno-Traver)

Andy Murray has played in 5 Wimbledon tournaments and has only played 26 or fewer games in his first round match one time. Daniel Gimeno-Traver has only played in Wimbledon twice and gone 27+ games the first time he played and 26 games or fewer last year.

Murray is on an absolute roll so far this year, he just dispatched Andy Roddick with tremendous ease on grass at Queens. The question is will he totally dominate Gimeno-Traver or not. Winning handily (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) would not be enough, Murray must demolish his opponent. In their two previous outings once during the Challenger stage of their careers there was a tight match and once two years ago Murray demolished Traver. The odds however are against Murray. One tight set would swing this prop in favor of the over dramatically. One 7-5 set would more or less ensure an over on this prop. I don’t like picking against someone as hot as Murray and this is really a toss up but Murray’s past history would indicate this should go over. Even a comfortable straight set win would go over. I think something like 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 is likely and that would put this prop over so I would go with the over.

Pick: 27 Games or More

Prop – Tennis – Nadal Wins 3-0, Any other Result (Nadal vs Murray)

Rafael Nadal has played 44 matches in Roland Garros (French Open), in those 44 matches he has only lost once. In those 44 matches he has played 3 Sets 35 times. He has only lost a set in two of his last 23 matches in the French Open.

 

Andy Murray meanwhile has also been playing well recently. Murray was a Semi Finalist in Rome and Monte Carlo. In both of those prestigious events Murray lost in the Semi’s against Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal but he also managed to take a set off of both the world #1 and #2.

 

Rafael Nadal leads the H2H matchup here 10-4. Nadal leads the H2H matchup 3-0 when the contest has been on clay. Nadal has won in straight sets in 2 of the 3 clay events. Murray has taken at least one set from Nadal the last 3 meetings, and Murray has taken at least a set in 3 of the last 4 meetings.

 

Nadal typically has dominated at the French Open and I expect Nadal to win this match but with Murray feeling very confident due to his recent success, I would expect him to take at least one set. Nadal really hasn’t cruised early in his matches this year and Murray’s best results against Nadal and other top players have typically come in the beginning of the match. I would stay away from this one if you have any streak on the line just because Nadal is so dominant on clay but I am tentatively taking Murray to pick up a set and give this prop the Any Other Result that so many people are already picking.

 

Pick: Any Other Result