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The Safety Net: Del Potro to shine in Montreal ahead of US Open

| 10.08.2011

Juan Martin del Potro is coming back into form at just the right time ahead of the US Open and he can be relied upon to get the safety net bet back to winning ways today.

Andy Murray could have been a costly loser if we picked him to beat Kevin Anderson in the Rogers Cup yesterday after the Brit lost in the opening round at odds of 1/12.

Therefore, we were slightly fortunate to only lose £40 after Caledonia Lady could only finish third in the horse racing at Ffos Las.

This defeat preventing us surpassing £500 in the bank balance of the safety net bet for the first time yesterday, but Del Potro can help us towards this target again in the Rogers Cup today.

The Argentine takes on Marin Cilic in second round action in Montreal and holds the head-to-head advantage 3-1 between the pair.

Meanwhile, Del Potro’s only defeat to the Croatian came at the Australian Open in 2010 when he was struggling with a wrist injury that kept him out for virtually all of last year.

2009 was certainly a breakthrough year for Del Potro, losing in the final of the Rogers Cup to Andy Murray before going on to win the US Open.

He has shown signs of re-establishing this form this year, climbing back up the ATP Tour rankings from 485 thanks primarily to two tournament victories.

Furthermore, Del Potro was an impressive 6-4, 6-0 victory over Jarkko Nieminen in the opening round in Montreal and is certainly most at home on the hard courts.

What is perhaps most important is that Del Potro said after this victory that he had gained added confidence on both his serve and attacking forehand, which could help secure a fourth career victory over Cilic.

Del Potro is 3/10 in the tennis odds to beat Cilic in Montreal and to fulfil our daily aim of making £20, we will be staking £70 on this result.

Current Status
Bank: £459
Today’s stake: £70
Best case scenario: £480
Worst case scenario: £389

Last Safety Net bet: Caledonia Lady to win 18:00 at Ffos Las @ 1/2

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.