Day One of the 2012 French Open sees a number of big names in action at Roland Garros but the best bets of the day comes from the outside courts.
The likes of Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Sam Stosur and Venus Williams all kick off their respective campaigns today and all are hot favourites to proceed to round two. They're of little interest to us as betting mediums.
A better proposition can be found in one of the later matches on Court 1 where Swedish-born Frenchwoman Mathilde Johansson takes on Russian-born Aussie Anastasia Rodionova.
The layers can't split this closely matched pair, but I think that Rodionova might just have the edge and is worth taking a chance on at a price of around 2.0.
Johansson has been beaten four times in the opening round of Roland Garros, including the last three years in a row, while Rodionova has shown improvement by making the third round in each of the last two years in Paris.
Indeed, Rodionova secured a notable scalp here last year when beating Nadia Petrova (or Nadezda as she's now known) and she tested top-10 ranked Angelique Kerber during a decent run from the qualies in Rome recently.
The Australian also won the sole previous meeting between the pair fairly convincingly and, at 2.0, it's worth a bet on her to come out on top again in Johansson's assimilated backyard.
The next match where I feel there could be a bit of value on an opening day that isn't the best in terms of betting involves another player from the Serbian production line, Filip Krajinovic.
I saw Filip play in Barcelona recently, where he received a sound beating from David Ferrer, but there were signs in the second set that the 20-year-old has a decent future ahead of him.
He's earned the right to play in the main draw with wins over Bobby Reynolds and Daniel Brands and he's got every chance of going at least one step further against the veteran Frenchman Devilder.
The 32-year-old's career is in the wind down stage now and he has only played seven tournaments this year - mainly at Challenger level and without winning more than two matches in a row since March.
The left-hander has done well to qualify for the first round here, as the world number 281 hasn't made it past the first round since 2008 and hasn't played the main draw since 2009.
In fact, Devilder has just one win ever in the main draw and that was over Chris Guccione, so Krajinovic will see this as a very good opportunity today.
Krajinovic is around 1.8 for the win today and that's worth a bet on day one.
Back Rodionova to beat Johansson at 2.0
Back Krajinovic to beat Devilder at 1.8