Odd Man Out in US Open Semi-Finals

Betters choose form or history Online tennis betters will have to choose if they go for history or recent results before picking their choice of the Swiss pair given Federer has won 16 of the 19 matches against Wawrinka. However, the last time the pair met was at the French Open quarter finals and looking ahead to their imminent encounter Federer said: “Stan played a wonderful match against me in Paris. “He can consistently bring the power on forehand, backhand, and serve out almost anybody when he gets hot. “It is cool for us to have two Swiss in the semi-finals.”

Emotional Affair for World Number 1

A Serb and a Croat make up the other semi with the number one seed Djokovic taking on the reigning champ Cilic. Djokovic needed four sets to overcome the challenge of Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in their quarter final and made it nine US Open semi-finals in a row with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) victory over the 18th seed. It was clearly an emotional affair for Djokovic who, with the match tied at one set each, ripped off his shirt as he headed for his chair, smashed his racket down and let out a scream. “It was frustrating at times,” the Serb said, “but this is the quarter-finals of a grand slam. This is what you expect.” What fans, tennis tipsters and online tennis betters can expect is likely to be as unpredictable as the outburst as Djokovic, despite his dominance of the game has only won the US Open title once before. Cilic had the toughest test of the quartet to make it through to the semi-finals and was stretched all the way by France’s Wilfred Tsonga. The Croat let slip a two-set lead and several match points before finally securing his place with a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-3), 6-4 win.   By: Joe Cahal  ]]>