Murray v Haase magnificent value @ 9/2 with Ladbrokes to go to four sets following former Wimbledon men's singles winner's slight wobble in round one.
The second round at Wimbledon 2015 is well underway, so what are the top tips for day four of the grass court Grand Slam from the All-England club? Here are some for punters to ponder.
Andy Murray v Robin Haase goes to four sets
There were a few wobbles from Great Britain number one and third seed Murray during his first round straight sets victory over Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin, and Dutchman Haase has caused the 2013 Wimbledon winner problems at Grand Slams before. Two of their three meetings at tennis majors have gone beyond straight sets, so top odds of 9/2 with Ladbrokes for this one to be decided in four looks a superb shout.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beats Angelique Kerber
Ladies’ singles 10th seed Kerber has struggled with this Russian foe in the past, and that is reflected in their previous head-to-heads of three wins apiece. Considering those difficulties, odds of 4/1 with several bookies, including BetVictor, Coral, Paddy Power and Sky Bet, are well worth considering.
Alexandr Dolgopolov beats Ivo Karlovic 3-1
Veteran Karlovic of Croatia may be the 23rd seed, but he’s 36 and always lost in singles competition to Ukrainian Dolgopolov, who is a decade younger and made headlines when he knocked Rafael Nadal out of Queen’s in June. A repeat of their four-set encounter at the 2011 US Open is tempting here, with best odds of 18/5 on offer at 888.com.
Jana Cepelova beats Monica Niculescu 2-1
Slovakian youngster Cepelova arguably caused the biggest shock of the ladies’ singles first round when she dumped third seed Simona Halep out. Next up for her at Wimbledon is another Romanian player in Niculescu. Having raised her game to humble Halep, we see no reason why Cepelova cannot rise to the occasion and win three sets again at a top price of 7/1 with bet365.
Tomas Berdych v Nicolas Mahut goes to four sets
Sixth seed Berdych’s only previous battle at a Grand Slam with French veteran Mahut went to four sets, as did their respective first round matches at Wimbledon. Betfair and Betway thus both offer brilliant 9/5 odds for their next encounter to go that far.
Bookies.com recommended bet: Murray v Haase to go to four sets is a neat 9/2 price @ Ladbrokes.