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Tennis Best Bet of the Day - Clement -135 vs Schuettler +115 - 07-01-2008

Jul 1, 2008 8:07 PM

by GT Staff |

WIMBLEDON (Wednesday 6 a.m. PT)

All England Tennis Club.

Mens singles quarterfinal

Clement -135 vs Schuettler +115 (Hilton)

Yes, this bet is being made Tuesday since by the time you wake up Wednesday, the match will have started and possibly done. Arnaud Clement and Reiner Schuettler both have to be delighted to face each other with the winner guaranteed a berth in the semifinals against the winner of the Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray match. Neither Clement nor Schuettler figured to get this far and each is part of the 10-1 field odds at the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook.

The winner most likely will face Nadal, who favorite status could well approach the -1400 price Roger Federer had in his Round of 16 win over Lleyton Hewitt. Of all the quarterfinal matches, this will be the least noticed and offers the best chance at an upset winner. Clement, ranked 145th in the world, had an easy three-setter with No. 55 Marin Cilic. Schuettler, at No. 94, posted an impressive four-set win over No. 40 rated Janko Tipsarevic, who upset American Andy Roddick in the second round. To us, the defeat of the tennis-smart Tipsarevic tips the scales to the slight underdog. SCHUETTLER.