Former champion Stan Wawrinka is yet to drop a set in the French Open ahead of today’s fourth round clash with Gael Monfils and he can continue his progress in Paris.
The Swiss third seed beat Fabio Fognini in the previous round and appears to have found his best form after struggling in the build-up to the tournament, aside from a tournament win in Geneva.
Monfils, the 17th seed, will receive the backing of the home crowd but Wawrinka should also be well supported as a former champion and can secure his place in the quarter finals.
Wawrinka is 20/67 to win the match but my top bet is the 27/20 on offer for the world number three to win in straight sets. The three-time Grand Slam champion has reached at least the semi-final stage in three of his last four major events and can progress to the last eight with a comfortable win today.
Alize Cornet caused one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far with her third round win over Agnieszka Radwanska, which she completed in convincing fashion. Cornet could come unstuck against fellow Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia however, and the 27th seed is rated as the underdog – just – after some laboured performances in Paris so far.
Cornet has never been beyond the fourth round in a Grand Slam and that run may well continue beyond the French Open. Garcia at 5/4 looks to be the way to go in this clash in what looks a fairly evenly matched tie.