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Radek Stepanek vs. Dustin Brown
Tennis: ATP Munich
Thursday 28 April 2011 - Kickoff 15:00

The ATP tournament in Munich has already seen some surprising results. Robin Haase, for example, was unable to beat Denis Gremelmayr in the first round. Mikhail Youzhny was also defeated in a spectacular manner (I certainly didn't see that one coming after the solid second set). However, the biggest shock came when Dustin Brown beat Stanislas Wawrinka.

Dustin Brown has an interesting playing style. He is definitely inconsistent from the baseline, but he can sometimes be pretty spectacular with his attacking play. Some players definitely don't like playing against someone like Brown, because his style throws them off their usual rhytm. He was serving tremendously (he was broken just twice) in his first match and Wawrinka is not that bad on return.

Radek Stepanek is a very experienced player, but his career will surely come to an end quite soon. I think that he can beat Dustin Brown, but I am not sure that it will be a comfortable victory. He should be able to hold his serve quite easily, but I can see him struggling on the return. Brown can attack and Stepanek is not great in defense, as his movement can be suspect at times. His win against Golubev should not be taken too seriously, as Golubev is having a horrible season right now.

This match should be full of short points and I am sure that we are going to see a lot of aggresion from both players. With that in mind, I like the fact that we can get a nice handicap on Dustin Brown. He will be really confident after the win against Wawrinka and he can be very dangerous in these conditions. The 4 games handicap is definitely worth taking at this price, as I cannot see Stepanek cruising through the match. .

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Tuesday 26 April 2011 - Kickoff 13:00 - 21:30

Week #17: WTA Barcelona
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Marion Bartoli is looking to improve her clay court form when she plays in Barcelona this week

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After a week of trials and tribulations in Stuttgart, most of the world's elite are taking a breather this week ahead of the big events in Rome and Madrid to come. Not so for Bartoli. The Frenchwoman does not relish the clay-court season and crashed out early last week but she is determined to find a way to improve and had no hesistation in accepting a wildcard for this event.

However she faces strong competition from the likes of Alexandra Dulgheru. The Romanian has previously won the Warsaw Open twice at this time of the year but after the event was scrapped from the calendar she will be looking for a different title to win.

Veteran Italian Roberta Vinci finished runner-up in Barcelona last year. However Vinci did not enjoy the best start to the clay-court season in Marbella a few weeks ago, losing in the first round.

Last week's Fes champion Alberta Brianti could feature strongly as could the stylish Gisela Dulko who already has a clay-court title to her name in 2011 (Acapulco). Dulko has an intriguing first round match against Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm, still holding her own with the elite at the age of 40.