Wawrinka is the reigning champion at Roland Garros, after causing a huge upset last season by defeating Novak Djokovic in the final act. He is on track to defend his title, as he will take on Andy Murray in the semifinals of the prestigious tennis tournament. The British player is in superb form and despite the early struggles on the clay of Roland Garros, he is credited with the first chance by bookmakers.
Stan Wawrinka's Two Edged Sword
The Swiss player has probably the best one-handed backhand in the entire ATP series, and one of the most effective overall. Stan is capable of scoring impressive points when least expected and on a good day he can defeat pretty much anyone. Last year’s defeat against the world number one is the best example, but there are plenty of arguments against trusting his backhand too much.
Throughout the season, there were many instances in which the backhand didn’t work and this led to frustration, which in turn resulted in swift defeats. Andy Murray is not going to give up without a fight and the Swiss will need to play his A-game for many hours in a row.
The Best Opportunity for Andy Murray to Triumph
The Scotsman suffered another defeat against Djokovic in early May, after the Serbian player won the Meiji tournament. He managed to cause a major upset the very next week, by defeating the world number one in straight sets and has been playing great tennis ever since.
Andy Murray struggled in the first two games played against far from impressive opponents, but has since found his pace and is now playing at 100%. Under these circumstances, odds of 4/5 on his victory against the reigning champion are tempting and should be taken at medium-high stakes with bet365 Sports.