Sunday, 20 November 2011

Strong Is Beautiful: Gisela Dulko

World number 68 and doubles number 9 Gisela Dulko of Argentina is today's photo from the 'Strong Is Beautiful' photo-shoot. Great to see some tennis on today, as the ATP World Tour Finals begin in London. Roger Federer plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to start with and the market is heavily in favour of the Swiss, who I would make (alongside Murray) favourite to win the whole tournament. His form is first-class having won two tournaments back-to-back. Tsonga has beaten him this year but he's one of those players who looks like he's running out of steam after a long season.

Nadal also looks like he's ready for the beach and hasn't played in several weeks. I don't see him reaching the final but he is strong fave to beat Mardy Fish today. Fish has a groin strain from Paris, so have to see whether he's fully recovered. If so, he definitely could catch Nadal cold and has beaten him this year despite having a dreadful record against the Spaniard overall. Nadal looks as though he's lost confidence as a result of his losses to Djokovic and he is looking much more beatable these days. But it's possible the long rest he's had may have done him good and he'll come out rejuvenated.

If you've not seen my interviews with The Geek, Mark Iverson and TradeShark, have a scout around, well worth reading.

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