Davydenko plays well on hard court, however he shows his best results on clay. He has a wide experience at this tournament and managed to get the trophy. John Isner has played four times at Sony Ericsson Open, each time he improved his result by one round, reaching round of 16 in 2011.
The head-to head statistics is 2-1 for Davydenko. The Russian player beat Isner twice in 2008, but it should be noted that Davydenko was in top-5. The next match they played in 2010, Nikolay Davydenko still had high ranking, but that time John Isner was able to win in straight sets.
In recent years Davydenko's ranking and overall performance have dramatically decreased, and his tennis form is not stable. Though it is known that John Isner likes to warm up during a match and can give one set, we think it's unlikely to happen and he will probably win 2-0.
Pick: John Isner 2-0
2.0 at Bet365