HEATHER WATSON did herself proud in pushing Serena Williams all the way before bowing out of Wimbledon and now it’s a Super Saturday with Andy Murray and James Ward carrying the home hopes.
Murray has won six in a row against Andreas Seppi since losing their first meeting at Nottingham although the Italian is in decent form this year, knocking Roger Federer out of the Australian Open.
The Scot should still prove far too strong and is 4-9 at Sportinbet to win in three sets while a 3-1 Murray win pays 4-1 at Paddy Power.
Ward is in the third round for the first time and is 19-10 outsider to beat Vasek Pospisil (9-20, Sportingbet) and over 3.5 sets pays 1-2 at bet365 and Paddy Power.
Grigor Dimitrov let punters including me down yesterday by failing to win a set against Richard Gasquet but the overs are worth another look today. Gilles Simon takes on fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils, the pair having shared five sets in an epic clash at the Aussie Open in January, and Dustin Brown looks to follow up his scalp of Rafa Nadal by defeating Viktor Troiki.
Defending women’s champ Petra Kvitova faces Jelena Jankovic and while the fairer sex’s singles are a minefield the Czech should get the job done in straight sets.
The likes of Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwasnka are also in action hoping to avoid the kind of struggle Serena endured in reaching round four.
The highlight of the cycling season gets under way today with the 21-stage Tour de France tearing off from the starting line in Utrecht.
British ace Chris Froome is favourite for overall victory and a second yellow jersey at 21-10 with Betfair while Tony Martin tops the stage one betting at evens with Ladbrokes.
There’s plenty more sport today including the likes of cricket, boxing and qualifying for the British Grand Prix so let’s hear all your tips and thoughts.
Scott’s tennis treble
Ward v Pospisil over 3.5 sets
Brown v Troicki over 3.5 sets
Monfils v Simon over 3.5 sets