French Open 2013 Day 8 – Round 4

And one week has already flown by! Tomorrow I will report back on how the first week has gone for those interested. First of all today, a recap of yesterday.

The Best Bets went 1-1, with Davydenko being broken at 4-5 in each of the first two sets, which was the most disappointing part of the losing Gasquet o19.5 games. Djokovic 3-0, the strongest confidence play of the tournament at 80%, got the chocolates 6-2 6-2 6-3. As I suggested, it was a statement game of sorts.

The Next Best Bets also went 1-1. Haas blew some chances after taking the first two sets 7-5 7-6, meaning just a win in the 3rd set would be enough. Alas, it was not to be, with Haas blowing 12 match points in the 4th set, falling behind 1-4 in the 5th set, before clawing back to win it 10-8 in the 5th over John Isner, but failing to cover. Wawrinka on the other hand was absolutely brutal, knocking off Jerzy Janowicz 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-3 covering the -4.5 with ease.

The future bets of Djokovic outright, plus trading suggestions of Tsonga and Ferrer still going strong. Novak is in to $2.78, Ferrer $22 and Tsonga $30. The one I am most intrigued about is undoubtedly Tsonga. He has played some sensational tennis, and I really hope we get to see Tsonga vs Federer in the 1/4 Final.

Ferrer doesn’t seem like he will come in much further unless Nadal loses on the other side of the draw. I am of the current opinion, and have been since pre-tournament, that the winner of Tsonga/Federer will make the final. That is the reason why I was so keen on Tsonga at the price of $85 when the draw came out.


Tsonga/Troicki under 36 games at $1.81 at Pinnacle (75% Confidence)
Federer -8 games at $1.91 at Pinnacle (70% Confidence)


Federer -8
Tsonga under 35 games
Almagro -6.5
Pays $6.45 at Betfair and is eligible for the 50% Betfair mobile bonus

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