ATP Marseille Betting: Back homeboy Benneteau to beat Janowicz


It was one winner from two wagers on Wednesday in Marseille, as Ernests Gulbis just about did enough to grab the handicap win over Tomas Berdych.

After losing what was a tight opening set, Gulbis led 4-3 with a break in set two, but was broken back before he then blew a 6-4 lead in the tie break and had to save match points. 

The Latvian eventually took it 12-10 to secure a welcome winner, after Somdev Devvarman was earlier unable to take the required set against Bernard Tomic.

In Memphis last night there was a shock defeat for indoor king Milos Raonic, who was taken down by American youngster Jack Sock, who defeated last year's finalist at a price of around 4.74.

Today's second round line-up in Marseille features Janko Tipsarevic, who may face a trickier match than his price of 1.28 suggests against the dangerous Dmitry Tursunov. The Russian has caused Tipsy problems before and depending on the level of the number four seed's motivation this week, it could be close.

Michael Llodra is also no vain hope to beat Juan Martin Del Potro in a match that again will depend upon how much Delpo fancies it this week after winning in Rotterdam last week. He does have a history of winning back-to-back tournaments but these events are Llodra's bread and butter and he'll be giving it his all today, having beaten Delpo indoors at the end of last season.

But the one I like is for Julien Benneteau to beat Jerzy Janowicz in the final match of the day at around 1.82.

This pair have never met on tour, but Benny is in fine form at the moment and I'm not convinced about Janowicz at all right now. A win over the hit and miss Lukas Rosol is all he has to show for his efforts lately and he's yet to prove that his Bercy run was anything more than an end of season fluke.

Benny has the better pedigree and better recent form. Throw in the fact that he’s playing at home in France and he's worth backing at a decent price.

Best Bet: Back Benneteau to beat Janowicz at 1.82

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