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Ferrer to beat Djokovic to lead day of tennis upsets in Miami

| 29.03.2012

David Ferrer has only lost two tennis matches all season and 7/2 looks a big price that he can upset Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals of the Sony Ericsson Open.

In the other last-eight encounter in the men’s draw, Juan Monaco will be hoping to follow up on victories over Gael Monfils and Andy Roddick with another surprise success over Mardy Fish.

The semi-final in the women’s game looks close to call between Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, while Marion Bartoli will be hopeful of following up on breaching Victoria Azarenka’s winning streak by beating Agnieszka Radwanska.

David Ferrer to beat Novak Djokovic @ 7/2

Djokovic may be world number one, but he looked a shadow of his best in the last round in Miami against Richard Gasquet, particularly in the opening set.

Ferrer will not provide so many free points and there are few players who make fewer unforced errors than the Spaniard.

He has also already won three tournaments this year and was impressive in seeing off Juan Martin del Potro in the last round, including three breaks of serve.

Juan Monaco to beat Mardy Fish @ 7/4

Monaco is capable of ensuring that there is a double upset in the men’s draw as his dominance from the baseline can give him the edge over Fish.

The Argentine has built on a strong end to 2011 in the early part of this year and the key will be not allowing Fish to dominate on serve in his home event.

Caroline Wozniacki to beat Maria Sharapova @ 1/1

Wozniacki will be extremely high on confidence after beating Serena Williams for the first time in four attempts and she certainly holds the advantage in terms of movement.

She has also beaten Sharapova in their last two showdowns on hard courts, which ironically were both in the US.

Agnieszka Radwanska to beat Marion Bartoli 2-0 @ 11/10

Bartoli may have stopped Azarenka, but she owns a truly horrid record against Radwanska, losing all six of their career meetings.

Radwanska has also won the last five in straight sets and only dropped 15 games in her run through four rounds to the semi finals in Miami this year.



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.