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French Open Tennis: Monday 25th May
The second Grand Slam of 2015 got underway on Sunday with the first round proper and the action continues with a fascinating line-up from both the Men’s and Women’s draws on Day 2.
A number of world-class stars will be in action, whilst some lesser known players will be hoping to cause an upset at the infamous Roland Garros in Paris.
Excitement is bubbling nicely already, expect Monday’s action to kick it up an extra notch.
French Open Day 1 Review
Sunday’s opening day at Roland Garros was a case of business as expected for a number of top stars as the likes of Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori and Stanislas Wawrinka breezed into round two with straight sets victories.
However, there was one casualty in the Men’s draw as Ivo Karlovic succumbed to a 3-0 loss inflicted by Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, who progresses to round two for the first time since 2012. Meanwhile, over in the Women’s event it was an early exit for home girl Caroline Garcia who lost out to Donna Vekic of Croatia.
Nonetheless, the majority of Women’s matches went as expected as the likes of Simona Halep, Ekaterina Marakova and Ana Ivanovic all advanced.
There was a strange development at the Philippe-Chartier Court as a fan ran onto court to take photos with Federer, which led the Swiss star to criticise poor security. Hopefully, we won’t see any similar antics on Day 2, especially as Britain’s biggest hope get his tournament underway.
Murray To Mount Assault On Nadal’s Crown
A strong British presence from no less than five GB participants is once again spearheaded by World No.3 Andy Murray, who starts his campaign at Roland Garros with what should be a routine victory against Argentina’s Facunda Arguello.
Murray might not boast the best history in France but there is a real sense of optimism around the British No.1’s chances, especially after his heroic performance at the Madrid Masters just a few weeks ago. If the King of Clay, Rafa Nadal, is to lose his title for the first time in six years, then Murray has to be considered amongst the favourites.
The Brit has openly played down his chances of winning the title but a run of 10 straight wins on this surface is promising. As far as this opening contest against the world No. 141 is concerned, we wouldn’t expect anything other than an easy straight sets triumph.
Elsewhere on Monday, fellow Brits Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund take to court against Denisa Allertova and Stephane Robert respectively. Meanwhile, the more familiar names of Tomas Berdych, Viktoria Azarenka and Gael Monfils will all be hoping to navigate their way through to round two.
It should be an intriguing day’s action in Paris.
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French Open Tennis: Day 2 Betting
British eyes will all be cast to Andy Murray’s round one clash and it’s one that the Scottish star should coast.
Whilst some might see value in adding the 3-0 win in accumulators, we’re going for the evens bet of Under 26.5 games. That line might seem tight, but we wouldn’t be overly surprised if Murray claims at least one bagel in this contest. It would be a shock to see Arguello grab more than three games in any given set.
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The early parts of this Grand Slam offer a fantastic opportunity to pull out a winning accumulator and that’s exactly what we’re looking to do from Monday’s order of play.
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