The first weekend of Wimbledon will afford many tennis fans a first chance to devote an entire day to watching the action unfold live.
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14:00 Agnieszka Radwanska v Casey Dellacqua – 6-8 games in the first set @ 27/20
American Dellacqua must be sick of the site of the pride of Poland, having met and lost to her in straight sets three times within the last year, claiming five games or less in each match.
Gallingly for the world number 61 her latest meeting with Radwanska finds the Krakow native in better form than ever.
She’s compiled nine wins from 11 grass-court outings this term and six of her last seven outings on lawn rewarded backers of our suggested bet in her favour.
15:30 James Ward to beat Vasek Pospisil @ 33/20
The cacophonous backing afforded to Heather Watson in her so-near-yet-so-far defeat to Serena Williams highlights the fact that British home support grows more vociferous as the rounds progress and James Ward will roared on against Canadian Pospisil.
It has to be worth taking a chance on the wildcard, not only because of the partisan crowd, but because he has downed his adversary in their only previous face-off.
17:30 Gael Monfils v Gilles Simon to go five sets @ 11/5
This all-French clash is literally quivering with dramatic potential, pitting as it does one-man action movie Monfils against an opponent that has won all bar one of their seven career clashes.
Simon may have the overwhelming rule on their head-to-head, but this pair are far more evenly matched than that might suggest, only one of their previous encounters failing to require the maximum amount of sets allotted.
Monfils has clearly been storing up the melodrama ahead of the clash too, sailing through with no complications in both the opening two rounds at Wimbledon.
However, his fellow Frenchman is ominously good nick, having reached the semi-finals at the Queen’s Club, suggesting another epic dust up will be added to their mutual canon.