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Djokovic vs Nadal – Fourth 2011 title to be claimed by Serb

| 03.04.2011

Novak Djokovic has proved invincible in 2011 to date and he can continue his dominance of the men’s tennis circuit with a victory over Rafael Nadal in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Match Odds

Djokovic has already won three titles this year, which included a recent victory in the final at Indian Wells over Nadal.

Meanwhile, he has won four of his last five showdowns with the world number one.

Despite this current supremacy, Djokovic is still 5/6 to beat Nadal in another final and maintain his record of still not having been beaten in the current calendar year.

Furthermore, Djokovic is on a 25-match winning streak since December and has been in especially good form in Miami, as he has gone 40 services games without being broken by his opponent.

However, Nadal will take some confidence from the fact that he made light work of Roger Federer in the semi finals.

He also holds the edge when taking into account all of his previous meetings with Djokovic and if nothing else is still the world’s best player in terms of the world rankings.

Nadal is also 5/6 to beat Djokovic and has stated that if he can maintain a high intensity throughout the match then he has a strong chance of victory.

Set betting

Punters expecting Djokovic to win could enhance their profits further by taking advantage of some generous odds in the set betting market.

A repeat of Djokovic’s 2-1 victory over Nadal at Indian Wells is priced at 11/4, while it is 11/2 that the game follows the same pattern, with Nadal winning the first set but then losing the match.

Those believing that Djokovic will be more dominant on this occasion can benefit from odds of 9/4 that he wins the title in straight sets.

A £20 stake on Djokovic losing the first set and then recovering to win the match would return £110. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of free bets totalling up to £60.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.