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Davis Cup Final Betting: Ferrer too consistent for shaky Berdych

Sean is backing Ferrer to fire again today in the Davis Cup Final

"Berdych has this match on his racquet in pacy conditions, but I simply don't trust him to deliver.."

Back Ferrer to beat Berdych -2.5 games at 2.01/1

Having tipped a 4.33n/a winner yesterday, Sean Calvert is back with his thoughts on the final day of the tennis season, which features the deciding rubbers in the 2012 Davis Cup Final..

Saturday was an excellent day for this column, with my 4.33n/a tip of the Czech Republic to win the doubles 3-1 proving successful. 

The home team of Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych struck back from a set down to win it in four and set up a fascinating final day of the 2012 tennis season at the O2 in Prague. 

First up at around 12pm UK time is the potentially match deciding clash between Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer - the two top-10 stars of the respective sides.

They're meeting for the ninth time in total, but this will be their only match this season and only their third in the last five years in a series that Ferrer leads 5-3 overall.

Berdych won their last match at the World Tour Finals a year ago and he has it on his racquet to do so again in fairly pacy conditions in Prague, but I simply don't trust him to deliver.

I said in my Cup final preview that this tie could be the making of Berdych and that could come true today if he takes down Ferrer and more or less wins that huge trophy on his own, but years of watching the Berdman tells me he probably won't.

He struggled with the pressure against Nico Almagro on Saturday and probably should have lost that match, but fortunately Almagro has an even worse temperament than Berdych, but Ferrer for me is the more likely to produce his best tennis today.

To win this Berdych will need to hit a lot of hard, flat winners, which is very achievable on this O2 surface, but in order to do that you've got to be brave throughout the match and it's not really in his makeup

Ferrer will be the fitter of the two as well, having had a rest day and I can see him grinding down Berdych and taking this one with a handicap of 2.5 games at around 2.01/1.

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18 November 2012

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