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The Safety Net – Tsonga the French fancy to end losing streak

| 12.08.2011

The safety net bet is currently at its lowest ebb after three successive defeats and we are desperately relying on Jo Wilfried Tsonga to bring to an end our miserable run today.

After finding it difficult to choose between four horses to include in yesterday’s safety net bet, we eventually settled on Banyan Tree, but he could only finish second at Stratford.

What made the situation even worse was that the other three horses being considered all went on to win, which is typical when a losing streak is being endured.

However, all losing streaks are meant to be broken and despite our poor tipping form, we are as confident as ever today that Jo Wilfried Tsonga will win his Rogers Cup quarter final with Nicolas Almagro.

Not only has Tsonga won all four previous meetings between the duo, which have all taken place within the last two years, but he is also exceedingly high on confidence at present.

The Frenchman reached the quarter finals with a second successive victory over Roger Federer and often counts the hard courts as his most favoured tennis surface as it is the only surface in which he has previously won a tournament.

This is not something that can be said of Almagro, who often avoids playing on a hard court at all costs and is only realistically taking part in Montreal because it is deemed mandatory for the game’s top players.

Almagro is positioned at number ten in the ATP Tour rankings, but this is arguably solely based on his form on clay, which is a surface where he has collected three titles in 2011.

Tsonga is 2/7 in the tennis odds to beat Almagro and we will be staking £70 on this result in order to fulfil our aim of making £20 each day.

Current Status
Bank: £339
Today’s stake: £70
Best case scenario: £359
Worst case scenario: £269

Last Safety Net bet: Banyan Tree to win 20:20 at Stratford @ 2/5

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.