Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka | French Open 2024 preview, betting tips and H2H

Jonathan Davies in French Open 24 May 2024
Murray (right) and Wawrinka go head to head in Paris (Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

Andy Murray begins his French Open swansong with a tasty tie against Stan Wawrinka in the opening round at Roland Garros.

A battle of the three-time grand slam champions provides one of the more interesting first-round match-ups in the French capital.

Both players boast fond memories of the season’s second major. Wawrinka lifted the trophy in 2015 and was runner-up to Rafael Nadal two years later, sandwiching Murray’s run to the 2016 showpiece.

The pair contested consecutive French Open semi-finals in 2016 and 2017, the Briton prevailing in four sets before the Swiss exacted his revenge in a five-set thriller 12 months later.

They also went head to head in Murray’s most recent appearance at Roland Garros four years ago, though the two-time Wimbledon champion was powerless as his opponent ran out a commanding straight-sets winner.

Neither player has particularly flourished so far this season, an ankle injury affecting the former world number one’s momentum. Both opted to step up their preparations by entering a Challenger Tour event in Bordeaux last time out, and will hope their approach is vindicated here.

A potential all-British second-round clash could be on the cards, with the winner of this match due to face either Cameron Norrie or Pavel Kotov.

Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka prediction

Though boasting a combined age of 76, both players will be eager to produce their optimum levels of performance at Roland Garros.

They will both also want to build some momentum, having lost the majority of their matches so far this season.

With Murray not long returning from injury, Wawrinka’s slight advantage in terms of match practise may just give him the edge in this one.

Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka betting tip

Stan Wawrinka and over 37.5 games @ 7/4 with Bet365

Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka match odds

Player Bet365 odds
Andy Murray 6/4
Stan Wawrinka 8/15

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Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka head-to-head

This will be 22nd meeting between the players on the ATP Tour, almost two decades after their first.

Murray leads the head-to-head 13-9, though Wawrinka has prevailed in two of their three previous showdowns at Roland Garros.

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