ANDY MURRAY is back on court at the French Open on Thursday looking to continue his dominance over Joao Sousa and ease into round three.
The British No.1 has won all five previous meetings with the Portuguese player without dropping a set – including a last-32 victory at this year’s Aussie Open – and is 4-11 at Sportingbet to continue that trend with another 3-0 romp.
Rafa Nadal takes on Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro and Novak Djokovic faces Giles Muller while Croatian starlet Borna Coric hopes to add to his burgeoning reputation by taking the scalp of Tommy Robredo.
Teen Coric, who knocked out Sam Querrey in round one and has a victory over Nadal on his CV, is 23-10 at Boylesports against seasoned Spanish campaigner Robredo, the 4-9 favourite at William Hill.
There was a major upset in the women’s singles on Wednesday with third seed Simona Halep falling victim to Croatian world No.70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni for the second time time in three Slams.
The seeds aiming to avoid a similar catastrophe today including Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarekna while British No.1 Heather Watson faces a player she’s never lost to in their four previous meetings, Sloane Stephens.
Yet Watson’s poor recent clay-court form means she is still the underdog at 15-8 with the likes of Paddy Power and and Stan James while the American is 4-9 at Sportingbet.
In rugby union the Barbarians take on Ireland and also on the sporting agenda today is the likes of golf, cycling and cricket. Good luck with your bets and post your tips and thoughts here.