Andy Murray is the new tournament favourite at the BNP Paribas Masters and tennis expert Sean Calvert is expecting him to just about prevail today against big-serving Pole Jerzy Janowicz..
"His serve alone should enable him to cover the +5.5 game handicap.."
Jeremy Chardy certainly provided a great run for our money in his match against Milos Raonic on Wednesday and was unfortunate not to come away with the win at a very good price.
The Frenchman made a nice profit for back to lay punters after winning the first set and getting to within a couple of points of the match before faltering to allow Raonic the win.
There was also drama on Wednesday as Novak Djokovic was beaten from 1.011/100 by Sam Querrey despite winning the first set 6-0 against the American who was matched at around 300299/1.
Andy Murray is now the highest seed and tournament favourite in Bercy and he faces a potentially tricky clash today with Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz, who has impressed so far this week.
The 6'8" Pole has a big serve and groundstrokes and a tendency to deploy the drop shot, which he would be advised to avoid today.
Murray played Janowicz three years ago in Davis Cup and won in straight sets, but his opponent was very young then and ranked outside the top-250 in the world, but he's now set to finish the year just outside the top-50.
He's already defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber and Marin Cilic this week and hasn't dropped a set either in qualifying or the main draw and he has the power to hit through these Palais Omnisports courts.
Murray started his Paris campaign in OK style last night against Paul-Henri Mathieu, who, as ever, let himself down at the vital times in the match and I would expect Andy to improve for that first outing.
Janowicz has a touch of the Ivo Karlovic's about him, but he's not just a big serve and although Murray should figure him out and win in two sets I wouldn't count Janowicz out of this one completely.
His serve alone should enable him to cover the +5.5 game handicap at a price of around 1.804/5 and Murray will have done well if he comes through this one comfortably.
Back Janowicz +5.5 games to beat Murray at 1.804/5