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Heather Watson to beat Sloane Stephens @ 21/10
British racket wielder Watson is without friends for this second round skirmish, despite the flawless record she boasts against her American adversary.
The duo have met four times across their short careers to date, with the underdog prevailing on each occasion.
One of these meetings took place on clay and with just five places dividing them in the world rankings, the discrepancy in their match-betting odds is tough to fathom.
Andy Murray (-9.5) to win more games than Joao Sousa @ 4/5
Rated at 1/100 to progress to round three, Britain’s best hope of Roland Garros glory has enjoyed an imperious record against this foe.
In five career face offs he hasn’t so much as given Sousa a set and is more than capable of elongating this streak even with a sizeable handicap to overcome.
Murray’s form on the dirt this term has been infallible, dropping just three sets in 11 outings, two of which came against the same opponent in Phillip Kohlschreiber.
There was an 11-game bracket dividing him and first-round victim Facundo Arguello and a similar spanking is in store here.
Viktor Troicki to beat Simone Bolelli @ 6/5
Troicki comes off second best in a study of his and Bolelli’s head-to-head records, but he has only been beaten by this foe once this decade.
He has failed to reach the third round just once in his last four French Open forays and while his recent results on the red stuff haven’t been the best, his last two defeats came against world number five Kei Nishikori and clay-court specialist Gael Monfils.
Both are far superior players when compared to Bolelli, whose decent record on a former favoured surface has deserted him this term, or so five losses from 11 outings would suggest.
Combine all three French Open tips into a treble for a payday north of 10/1.