Two very interesting semifinal matches will be on the cards today in Dubai, with Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one, taking on Juan Martin del Potro, who hasn’t been able to find his top form so far this week.
Match: Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro
Selection: Novak Djokovic (-4.5 games)
Best Odds: 1.80 @ Paddy Power
And that is indeed most likely going to be the most important factor in this particular match-up, as Novak Djokovic is undoubtedly the best player in the world right now and players that aren’t at their very best simply don’t stand a chance against the Serb.
And it is incredibly important to note that Djokovic has been playing incredibly well in this event so far, recovering from the small crisis against Roberto Bautista-Agut by beating Andreas Seppi, the world’s number twenty, for the loss of just three games. That performance was impressive by all kinds of standards and there is no doubt that Djokovic will want to demolish his today’s rival in the same manner as well.
Of course, the Argentinian will rely on his big groundstrokes that can hit through virtually anyone on the tour. They can, that is certainly true – but it is also true that he has not been able to find any rhythm in that department so far in this tournament and it is hard to believe that he will be able to find it against someone like Djokovic, who will make him run from side to side in every single rally. To top things off, del Potro has played so much tennis in recent weeks that signs of fatigue might easily creep into his game today. With all that in mind, there is only one possible choice when it comes to betting on this particular match-up right now.