Bet of the day: Wawrinka to beat Rosol 2-1 in Geneva Open semis
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | May 20, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Wawrinka beat Rosol 2-1 in last year’s Geneva Open
- The Swiss will have the backing of his home crowd
- Wawrinka has won all three meetings in three sets
Wawrinka is 3/1 to beat Rosol 2-1
Top seed Stan Wawrinka and Lukas Rosol go head-to-head in the Geneva Open semi-finals this afternoon, in the hope of meeting either Marin Cilic or David Ferrer in the final ahead of the 2016 French Open that starts on Sunday.
It is from this match that Coral have picked out our Friday bet of the day, with odds of 3/1 for the Swiss to beat his Czech challenger in three sets (2-1).
Read on to find out why you should back this fantastic price…
Wawrinka goes into this match as the clear favourite, having won all three of his meetings with Rosol, which all went to three sets.
Wawrinka has bragging rights over Rosol
Two of those duels were in best-of-five encounters (Davis Cup and Australian Open), but the other was in this Geneva clay court event last year when the Swiss number two edged his opponent in the last 16.
While reigning French Open champion Wawrinka has won both his matches this tournament in straight sets, Rosol has come through his last two in three, against tricky pair John Isner and Andrey Kuznetsov. The Czech, therefore, can challenge the home hope again.
Wawrinka will certainly hope to use the home crowd to his advantage on his way to the perfect preparation ahead of his Roland Garros defence, as he has never won this tournament before. He can follow in the path of compatriots Claudio Mezzadri and Marc Rosset, though, who lifted this trophy in the late 1980s.
So, what are you waiting for? Take these brilliant odds of 3/1 now to reap rewards.