At the time of writing it is 3am on Thursday the 3rd of June UK time and Gamblers Pro has seen that Stan Wawrinka is STILL a staggering 13/2 to win this year’s French Open!
After watching yesterday’s men’s first two quarter finals of the French Open Tennis Championships, Gamblers Pro believes it is now a great time to get your money on Stan ‘the man’ Wawrinka.
At the beginning of the tournament Stan looked a little jaded, this we feel, was because he had just played (and won) the Geneva Open. The final of the Geneva Open took place on Saturday, he then had to pack his bags and head to Roland Garros. Sunday was probably taken up with media obligations and his 1st round match was the very next day.
He was taken to 5 sets by Czech Lukas Rosol in this 1st round match, a player who he also beat in the Geneva Open semi finals. But, in his next four matches (2nd, 3rd, 4th round and quarter final), he has only dropped one set, that was against Viktor Troicki in the 4th round.
For the first two and a half sets against yesterday’s quarter final opponent Ramos-Vinolas he was playing the kind of tennis which saw him beat Novak Djokovic in last year’s final which suggests he is starting to peak at the right time.
Stan’s semi final is against Britain’s Andy Murray and although this will be a tough encounter, Stan has never lost to Murray on clay (played twice) – in fact, he hasn’t even dropped a set against him on this surface. Also Stan has won the last 3 meetings between the pair which must surely give him extra confidence.
Moving over to the other side of the draw – the undisputed world number 1 Novak Djokovic has been efficiently going about his business. He has only dropped one set, which was against Bautista Agut in the 4th round. However, due to the long rain delays, Novak has to play his quarter final against Tomas Berdych today (Thursday) and if he wins he faces his semi final opponent on Friday. This back log of games definitely favours Stan as he should be fresher come the final.
The odds are on Djokovic’s side, the head-to-head record against Stan stands at 19-4 to Novak but Stan beat him in last year’s final so he knows what it takes and more importantly, it shows that he knows how to do it.
History beckons (once again) for Novak Djokovic to join the elite group of players who have won each Grand Slam event (at least once). He has been in this position before and fallen at the final hurdle. Will it happen again? If Stan plays how he did yesterday, yes, there is a very good chance it will.
Skybet and Betfair are offering odds of 13/2 at oddschecker at the moment on Stan which we think is a very decent price given the stage of the tournament. So, you should consider snapping this up.
However, if you wanted to place a cover bet. You can get ‘evens’ on Djokovic vs Murray being the final so as long as Djokovic makes the final, which he ought to, you can cover your bet.
Here are the scenarios for a bet on Stan and a cover bet on Djokovic/Murray final based on $10 on Stan to win the tournament and a $10 cover bet:
Stan wins at 13/2 = $65 plus your $10 stake back – $10 for the cover bet = $65 up
Djokovic vs Murray final means the bets cancel each other out so all square.
The scenario don’t want is a Stan vs Djokovic final and Djokovic wins.
Good luck and remember – only bet what you can afford to lose.
Featured image courtesy of theguardian.com