Mixed fortunes in the fourth round and the first set of quarter-finals but we’re in profit and both our men’s outright selections are still going strong.

After a poor start, Andy Murray is looking like the player we know he is. A semi-final with Stan Wawrinka decides whether we land our each-way bet but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

The top half has been hit harder by the weather with Novak Djokovic facing Tomas Berdych in their delayed quarter-final. The world number one has a 23-2 head-to-head advantage but the Czech pushed him all the way in Monte Carlo last year and beat him on their last clay meeting before that in Rome in 2013. I don’t think Djokovic is playing at his best so I can definitely see Berdych taking a set and 6-4 looks big from here. I will also have a small play on Berdych +1.5 sets but an upset looks a bit far-fetched.

Dominic Thiem is one match away from landing our second quarter bet and he is favourite to beat David Goffin. I am very much looking forward to seeing what could be a fierce rivalry over the years but nothing appeals from a betting perspective. A saver on the Belgian would probably be prudent but where’s the fun in that?
Tomas Berdych to win a set against Novak Djokovic - 2pts @ 17/10
Berdych +1.5 sets v Djokovic - 1pt @ 24/5
Yulia Putintseva landed our match bets in the last round although it came at a cost as she knocked out our quarter-final and outright hope Carla Suarez Navarro. The Kazakh is yet to drop a set at Roland Garros but she now faces Serena Williams. The 21-year-old has taken the world number one to opening set tiebreaks in their two previous meetings before collapsing in the second set. So she has given Williams something to think about in the past and she is in the form of her life. At 8-1, we can afford to have a dabble and this one certainly won’t be dull.

Kiki Bertens is our only remaining outright fancy in the women’s and she now faces Timea Baczinszky. Bertens played really well to beat Madison Keys with both women hitting the ball extremely hard. If the Dutchwoman can keep that form up, she can reach the semi-finals but this one is hard to predict.
Yulia Putintseva to beat Serena Williams - 1pt @ 8/1