The news.bwin.com tennis tipping taskforce ensured a profitable first seven days at Roland Garros for their loyal patrons and as the French Open moves into week number two, we’re going to try our hand at something new…a tennis Combi+.
Enhanced multiples are typically reserved for football with the bookies in black and gold, but to mark day eight of the world’s most famous clay court competition, the bwin odds gurus have stapled together a fourfold and boosted the price of it landing.
A sizeable 13/2 says the punt will land, with these four players expected to profit.
Roger Federer to beat Gael Monfils @ 9/25
Monfils loves toying with the emotions of the partisan Parisian crowd in the early rounds of the French Open, typically spilling sets against grossly inferior opponents before storming back to save the match.
This unorthodox, almost ‘Roy of the Rovers’ approach tends to ensure he’s exhausted for the latter stages, making him easy meat for Rolls Royce racket wielders such as Swiss behemoth Federer.
Prior to the underdog’s 2-0 win in Monte Carlo earlier in the year, the veteran had beaten Monfils in each of their four meetings on the red stuff, dropping a solitary set in the process.
Stan Wawrinka to beat Gilles Simon @ 33/100
Day eight looks set to be a bad one for the natives, with another Swiss star set to dump out a home favourite.
Wawrinka has never lost to this foe on clay and has dropped just a single set in what has been a stellar French Open so far.
Simon, by contrast, scraped past Nicolas Mahut in the previous round and has never ventured beyond this hurdle of the competition.
Maria Sharapova to beat Lucie Safarova @ 35/100
This one will be closer than the odds suggest, with their previous trio of meetings tie-break-laden, three-set affairs.
The Russian favourite ultimately emerged victorious in all of these however.
Having not dropped a set at Roland Garros so far and with only three defeats in 32 matches on this surface, it’s hard to look beyond Shara here.
Flavia Pennetta to beat Garbine Muguruza @ 17/10
The fourfold’s only odds-against offering dispensed with Muguruza’s highly-fancied compatriot Carla Suarez-Navarro in the previous round and faces and opponent of a stature similar to her own here, suggesting the Italian’s French Open dream may stretch into the quarter finals.
World number 28 Pennetta sits just eight places below her Spanish opponent and, while the omens appear to favour Muguruza, this one promises to be tighter than the odds have you believe, with the in-form 33-year-old, who has won five sets in succession across three matches ahead of this one, stands every chance of progression.