ANDY MURRAY had a shocker in Rotterdam yesterday as he crashed out in straight sets to Gilles Simon and in his absence Saturday serves up two enticing semi-finals.
First up is Simon looking to spring another surprise and the Frenchman is 23-10 at StanJames against defending champ Tomas Berdych, who Boylesports go best price at 2-5.
Then it’s big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic taking the underdog role at 5-4 with Paddy Power against slick fourth seed Stan Wawrinka, who has won all three of their previous meetings and is 3-4 at winner to extend that winning record.
And while Andy is a goner his brother Jamie is in doubles semi-final action alongside John Peers. They are 9-10 at StanJames to reach the Final at the expense of Unibet’s
even-money shots Dom Inglot and Florin Morgea.
England kick off a big weekend of Six Nations rugby against whipping boys Italy, with Stuart Lancaster’s side evens at bet365 to cover the -29 point handicap. That’s followed by a much more even encounter that sees Ireland -6 points priced up at evens by Boylesports, while the visitors to Dublin, France, are 11-10 at Paddy Power on the +6 handicap.
Other sporting highlights on a packed Saturday of sport include golf, rugby league, boxing and early-hours Cricket World Cup action.
Good luck with your bets and feel free to share your sporting tips and chat.