You can sit me down, strap me to a chair and talk until you are blue in the face, but win or lose, you will never convince me that the odds on this game are correct.
Even if Gaudio loses 0 & 0, I will still be happy with this bet.
Soderling is not a clay courter, he performed quite well in Monte Carlo last week, but he lives there and feels comfortable in the surroundings. I checked briefly and can find no record of him ever previously playing in Barcelona and he claims to hate these early morning starts.
Gaudio is an enigma and you are never quite sure what you are going to get from him, but there are sure signs of improvement and we can expect a decent display here, on his beloved dirt. A previous winner and two time finalist, with a 18-5 record in Barcelona, surely he is worth a little @ 2.72 of anyone's money.
3.5 points Gaudio to beat Soderling 2.72 Betfair ( 2.60 + is acceptable) LOST -3.5 points