Novak Djokovic will look to join the elite list of players with a Career Grand Slam to their name when he takes on Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open 2015 final on Sunday. Find below the Novak Djokovic v Stanislas Wawrinka betting tips.
In a stunning result, Stan Wawrinka won his second Grand Slam title by beating the top seeded Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Wawrinka dropped the first set 6-4, before rallying to take the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to wrap the title. This means Djokovic remains without a title at the French Open despite having won at all the other Grand Slams.
For the second time this season, top seed Novak Djokovic will compete against the eighth seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka, in the final of the 2015 Roland Garros on Sunday evening.
After making history in Paris by defeating the five time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal in straight sets, he then proceeded to play the third seeded Brit Andy Murray. For the first time in Paris this year, Djokovic found himself in a really exhausting match as it lasted for more than three sets. However, after fighting hard and not giving up, he won the match with 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1.
The first two sets started out to be an easy one for the Serb, producing two aces each and having a healthy 1st serve winning rate, which was 75 percent. Moreover, he produced 24 winners in these two sets, compared to Murray’s 16 and didn’t commit that many unforced errors. However, over the course of next two sets, the world no. 3 played a lot more aggressively and won 18 out of 22 net points and saving no less than eight break points.
But the last set turned out to be a complete whitewash for Andy, as his Serbian adversary won all seven net points, along with producing six winners and winning 67 percent of the break points. Overall, Novak was clearly the better player, having produced 20 more winners than Murray and winning more net points.
The world no. 1 is now just a win away from lifting his first ever French Open trophy and in turn, completing the Career Grand Slam. He is familiar with his opponent, having played him 20 times in the past, and is currently leading the tally with 17-3.
For Swiss, it was a comparatively easy match when he played the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and defeated him with 6-3, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 6-4. Wawrinka was really consistent with the aces, producing 15 of them. However, when it comes to break point conversions, he was really poor at it, having won on just three occasions out of 15 (compared to Djokovic’s six out of 19).
The world no. 9 was much more assertive in terms of producing winners, especially in the final set where he generated 15 winners, which was thrice more than that of Tsonga’s. In addition to this, he approached the net less than Djokovic and didn’t take that many risks.
Wawrinka played Djokovic earlier this year, in the semifinal of the Australian Open, where the Swiss did manage to create troubles for his opponent, but ultimately, lost the match in five sets. On Sunday too, we can expect to see a similar high-octane clash.
For me, Djokovic is certainly the favorite one to win here. Given his history over the Swiss, he already has an advantage. Also, his immense experience of playing in the Grand Slam finals can certainly come in handy here.
Novak Djokovic v Stanislas Wawrinka French Open 2015 final betting tips:
Djokovic to win 3-0: 4/5
Tie-breaker in the match: 5/6