Bet of the day: Tsonga beats Almagro 2-1 in Argentina Open quarters
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | February 12, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Tsonga has won each of last six meetings
- Four of those battles have been close
- Almagro no pushover being a former champion here
Tsonga 11/4 to beat Almagro 2-1
As the Argentina Open tennis tournament reaches the quarter-finals, Coral have picked out a price for our bet of the day, which involves two 30-year-olds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Almagro.
Take terrific odds of 11/4 for the Frenchman to win 2-1, and read on to find out why…
Tsonga has beaten Almagro in all six of their meetings to date, including three times on clay, the surface in Buenos Aires.
While four of those were in straight sets, two of them were incredibly close (7-6 7-6 and 7-6 7-5), and the Spaniard happens to now be playing in one of his favourite competitions.
Almagro to test Tsonga this time
Almagro has won this event before in 2011, and reached the final in the following edition, while a Spanish star has lifted the title in Argentina’s capital in each of the last seven years.
So, that suggests that he’ll be a better test for Tsonga, with the duo not having faced each other since the Paris Masters in 2012.
Both players have also looked in good touch to get to this stage so far, with Tsonga coming through his opening match with ease to beat Leonardo Mayer at a loss of just three games, after getting a first round bye being the third seed.
Almagro, meanwhile, saw off Albert Montanes in straight sets too, before beating Federico Delbonis 6-3 4-6 6-4.
A meeting with the winner of two other 30-plus players in three-time champion David Ferrer and Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas awaits.
So, what are you waiting for Coral punters? Take these excellent odds of 11/4 now to reap rewards!