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The best bets for day one of the French Open

| 21.05.2016

Day One of the French Open starts on Sunday and Roland Garros will play host to a number of enticing encounters.

Here are the best bets to go for as the action unfolds:

Kei Nishikori to win in safe sets @ 2/9

The Japanese-born player flourishes on clay and should no problem up against Simone Bolelli.

Three of his last five victories on this type of court have seen Nishikori win in straight sets, with the other two against higher quality opposition such as Nick Kyrgios and Viktor Troiki.

Marco Cecchinato to beat Kyrgios at 12/1

The controversial Australian has never made it beyond the quarter final of a Grand Slam and exited the French Open in the first round in 2014.

Furthermore, he was dumped out of the US Open at this stage in 2013 and 2015, meaning he is susceptible to an upset.

He has already claimed that his main focus for this year is the Olympics and he will need to be careful not to overlook his upcoming opponent.

Cecchinato took a game off world number ten Milos Raonic at the Italian Open, proving he can cause an upset on clay.

Garbine Muguruza to win in straight sets at 1/6

The 22-year-old Spaniard made a great impression at Roland Garros as she made her way all the way through to the quarter final.

She made her way to the last eight on the back of being able to beat her opponents in straight sets.

Indeed, three of her four victories came in such a manner and she should have too much for Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.

Looking at the tournament as a whole, Ladbrokes have some enhanced prices on offer that would be sensible investments.

Novak Djokovic to win the Open was priced at 4/5, but can now be backed at 1/1.

Meanwhile, a Serena Williams triumph comes in at 11/4 having previously been 9/4.

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



Dan Ross

After a brief stint as a commentator, Dan took his passion for football into writing and went on to gain an NCTJ in sports journalism. A lifelong Walsall fan, he's followed the Saddlers through the highs, getting to Wembley for the first time ever last season, and the lows, namely relegation to League Two in 2006.