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French Open Tennis: Sunday 7th June
A stunning French Open comes to fitting climax on Sunday as Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka step onto Philippe Chatrier in pursuit of the biggest title on clay.
Whatever happens, we’ll be seeing a new name on the trophy. Will it be the two-time losing finalist, or the man who suffered a first round exit 12 months ago?
Perpare yourselves for a classic.
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Novak Ready For Career Grand Slam
The brilliance of Rafael Nadal on clay is the only thing to have stopped World No.1 Novak Djokovic completing the career Grand Slam ages ago but he has a chance to finally clinch it in Sunday’s final against Stanislas Wawrinka. After beating both Nadal and Andy Murray along the way, nobody could argue that the Serbian superstar doesn’t deserve it.
An overnight rain delay meant the 28-year-old had to wait until Saturday afternoon to confirm his place in the final after a spirited Murray temporarily threatened to rise from the dead. Even with less rest time, the two-time finalists will be heavily favoured to clinch the French Open crown here.
Djokovic enters Sunday’s final with a seasonal record of 41-2 and is on the back of a 28 match winning streak. Furthermore, he boasts a healthy head-to-head record against the Swiss and has won over 85% of their previous encounters.
Wawrinka has been brilliant, but if Djokovic is at his best then nothing can stop him becoming the eighth man in history to win all four Grand Slams. Who knows? He may even win them all this year.
Wawrinka Faces Uphill Struggle
It has been a great tournament for No.8 seed Wawrinka, who has bounced back superbly after last year’s shock early exit to Guilermo Garcia Lopez. The 30-year-old was brilliant in beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Friday’s semi-final. He had also previously defeated compatriot Roger Federer to emphasis the changing tides in Swiss tennis and has played arguably the best tennis of any player at this year’s French Open.
After clinching his first ever Grand Slam at the 2014 Australian Open, beating Djokovic in a five-set thriller along the way, he’d love to double his tally on Sunday. Wawrinka can take inspiration from Murray’s temporary fightback but will need to be at his very best to trouble the World No.1.
Wawrinka can cause an upset on his day, though, and it would be foolish to rule him out after his performances at Roland Garros so far. If he starts strongly then we could have a phenomenal final on our hands.
He’s one for one in Grand Slam finals so far; dare he make that two from two on Sunday?
French Open Tennis Men’s Singles Final: Novak Djokovic V Stanislas Wawrinka Betting Tips
It’s hard to argue with the bookies decision to establish Djokovic as the heavy favourite and odds of ?? with Bet365 are pretty reflective of the general feeling. However, stranger things have happened on a tennis court
Pretty much everything points towards a Djokovic victory here and it would take a monumental effort from the underdog to cause an upset.
Naturally, we’d love to see a repeat of that incredible Australian Open quarter-final last year, but if Wawrinka loses the first set then he could quickly sink without a trace. Sadly for the Swiss, that’s exactly where see this heading,
[quote_center]Novak Djokovic to win 3-0 @ Evens with SkyBet[/quote_center]
The first set is the one that could prove to be most difficult for Djokovic as he’s bound to face a spirited Wawrinka whom will also be determined to capitalise on his extra rest.
We still think the Serb will take that opening set, but he could be pushed quite far.
[quote_center]Set 1 score: Novak Djokovic to win 6-4 @ 4/1 with Coral[/quote_center]