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Why Murray is not among the 3 best BNP Paribas tennis bets

| 28.10.2014

In action against Julien Benneteau at the Paris Masters this Wednedsday, Andy Murray looks a likely winner against the Frenchman, but for our money there are better ATP tennis bets to be had elsewhere.

Those seeking a tip surrounding the Scot should lump on the 8/13 offered at Ladbrokes on Murray winning 2-0, as he did when the two met at last year’s Cincinnati Masters.

In the meantime, for those seeking a little more bang for their buck, here’s three top tips involving three rising stars on the ATP circuit.

Roberto Bautista-Agut to beat Richard Gasquet @ 6/5

Injury may have curtailed Bautista-Agut’s impact at the Valencia Open, with the Spaniard forced to withdraw from his match with Thomaz Bellucci but after seeing him get all the way to the final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, he should have more than enough to give Gasquet a scare.

The two have never met previously and while the Frenchman goes into the match as the favourite, a recent defeat to the lower-ranked Juan Monaco should give Bautista-Agut room for optimism.

Jack Sock to beat Milos Raonic @ 2/1

The biggest price of the three picks but one that could be worth taking a closer look at, given the rotten form endured by Roanic over the last couple of weeks, Sock has impressed already in Paris with wins over Albert Ramos, Bernard Tomic and Pablo Andujar.

Roanic, meanwhile, has suffered recent defeats to Juan Monaco, David Goffin and most alarmingly of all the 103-ranked Ricardas Berankis. The Canadian has blamed a recent bout of illness for the slump in form and he could be left feeling sick again when Sock is finished with him.

Feliciano Lopez to beat Sam Querrey @ Evens

The American made hard work of beating Jerzy Janowicz in the last round and may not be so lucky against superior opposition in the form of Lopez, who has come out on top in the last two meetings between the pair.

One of these wins came on the hard courts of Del Ray Beach and with this Paris encounter set to be played out on a similar surface, the Spaniard should be trusted to come out on top.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.