over 22.5 games to be played at odds 1.71
Youzhny loves to play against big, tall servers. He simply moves them around the court or breaks their flat hitting with slices and changing tempo, direction. He had some lazy losses in the Olympics against Benneteau (maybe because Federer was next, so wanted some rest) and before that in Gstaad. It could have been due to fatigue after Wimbledon when he played 19 sets altogether. Last year he lost here against Llodra in 3 sets, but before that won 4 times in the first rounds. Anderson is just 3 places below Youzhny in the rankings, so if Russian aims at getting higher he is obliged to win here. What is more some injuries caused that Anderson is not in his best form, it was clear against Querrey. Another advantage for Youzhny is that he is training here and Anderson has just played a Final in Washington in doubles. Anderson has good results here in recent two years, but as I wrote, this time he is not in best form. He was beaten by Russell and Querrey on hard recently and won only against Lorenzi, Serra and Zopp. All of them not even half of the class of Youzhny. The thing which is scary is Youzhny recent awful run of results and the fact he has lost last two matches here as favorite. Any of his losses here since 2007 was a tight one, which involved more than 22 games.