TODAY sees the start of the Welsh Open in Cardiff and a massive line-up of 128 players will be whittled down to just one over the next week.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is defending champion of the ranking event and title favourite at 7-2 with Skybet. However, the Rocket hasn’t had it all his own way in recent events, suffering a 6-1 thrashing against Neil Robertson in the Masters semis last month then losing to Shaun Murphy in the German Masters quarter-finals.
Robertson is second favourite for glory at 7-1 with Coral and world No.1 Mark Selby – who won the German Masters a fortnight ago – is 8-1 at BetVictor. They are followed by Murphy at 9-1 with Betfair, Judd Trump 10-1 at SportingBet and Ding Junhui at 18s with SportingBet.
There’s a glut of first-round matches taking place today with the likes of O’Sullivan, Murphy, Robertson, Mark Allen and golden oldie Jimmy White all at the table.
There’s top women’s tennis action from the WTA Dubai Championships and plenty of men’s ATP matches from Delray Beach, Marseille and Rio.
At the Cricket World Cup Scotland are expected to be cannon fodder for New Zealand with the Saltires a whopping 14-1 at Paddy Power for victory.
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