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Del Potro to lead home 12/1 French Open third round accumulator

| 31.05.2012

The third round of the French Open is already upon us and Juan Martin del Potro can take a leaf out of the book of Andy Murray to lead home a 12/1 accumulator across the men’s and women’s sections of the draw.

Murray looked in huge danger of being dumped out in the second round when dropping the first set to Jarkko Nieminen 6-1, but battled through a back spasm to eventually progress relatively comfortably in four sets.

Del Potro has also had his injury troubles at Roland Garros, as his left knee was heavily taped when seeing off home player Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the second round.

Up next is Marin Cilic, an opponent that Del Potro has comprehensively beaten in all three meetings on clay previously.

He is yet to drop a set against Cilic on the surface, with two of these wins coming this year – one in the Davis Cup where he dropped just four games in three sets and the other in the third round of the Madrid Masters.

Spanish players tend to enjoy clay and Fernando Verdasco can progress to round four at the expense of Andreas Seppi.

Verdasco has won all of the last six meetings between the pair and arrived at Roland Garros having already beaten Rafael Nadal on clay this season.

Seppi may also be slightly tired after needing five sets to beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in round two.

The final men’s selection is Tomas Berdych to beat Kevin Anderson in straight sets, as he has in both of their previous meetings.

Agnieszka Radwanska may be one of the dark horses to win the French Open, but she often runs into trouble against Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Kuznetsova has won the last five head-to-head meetings between the pair and has enjoyed a decent clay-court season, with a victory over Ana Ivanovic to her name and a close-fought defeat to Victoria Azarenka.

Furthermore, she is a former French Open winner from 2009.

Radwanska was good when beating Venus Williams in round two, but has never gone beyond the quarter finals of a Grand Slam.

French Open selections

Juan Martin del Potro to beat Marin Cilic @ 3/10
Fernando Verdasco to beat Andreas Seppi @ 2/5
Tomas Berdych to beat Kevin Anderson 3-0 @ 4/9
Svetlana Kuznetsova to beat Agnieszka Radwanska @ 10/3

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



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.