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Five top tips for French Open quarter-finals

Nadal_Djokovic_cropped experts give their best bets for the last eight at this year's French Open at Roland Garros, featuring several tennis stars.

We’ve reached the quarter-finals of the French Open, and that means there’s money to be made. give their top tips for the last eight encounters at Roland Garros in both the men’s and ladies’ singles.

Stan Wawrinka v Roger Federer goes the distance
Swiss number two Wawrinka has had to play second fiddle to all-time great Federer for a long while. Whether this is his time to shine remains to be seen, but punters can expect a close encounter between former Davis Cup teammates here. As Ladbrokes offer a best-price of 14/5 on this match going to five sets, this bet offers you security instead of picking a winner.

Lucie Safarova wins in straight sets
Having knocked out defending ladies’ singles champion Maria Sharapova in round four, Czech Republic player Safarova will be brimming with confidence. Last eight opponent Garbine Muguruza has never got this far at a Grand Slam, and that inexperience may be her downfall. Back Safarova at a top-price of 12/5 with Betfair for victory without dropping a set in her first-ever fixture against the Spanish youngster.

David Ferrer v Andy Murray goes to four sets
All three of Spanish number two Ferrer and third seed Murray’s previous Grand Slam head-to-heads have been resolved in four sets. Based on that stat, a top-price of 13/8 at BetVictor for that many to be played again looks superb value.

Ana Ivanovic to win in straight sets
Seventh seed and 2008 French Open winner Ivanovic is facing an all-Eastern European encounter with Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. The Serb has won their last two meetings on clay, including at the French Open last year, and is well worth backing at a best-price of 18/13 at

Rafael Nadal to beat Novak Djokovic
They call Nadal ‘the King of Clay’ for a reason; only Robin Soderling has beaten him at the French Open. Amazingly, world number one Djokovic is favourite to dump the Spaniard out of Roland Garros, despite losing there five times to him and in each of the last three seasons. Nadal can never be counted out on his preferred surface and, at best odds of 5/2 to beat the Serb on offer with bet365 and Betway, he is a great shout.

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