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The Malaysian Open tennis tournament in Kuala Lumpa takes place this week and we have got the best tennis bets and latest tennis betting odds for the tournament.

The 5th edition of the Kuala Lumpur Open is led by the current world number 4, and top seed, David Ferrer. He is joined by the runner up of last year Juan Monaco as well as fellow top 20 players Stan Wawrinka and Nickolas Almagro.

Neither Ferrer, Almagro or Monaco enter Kuala Lumpur with any form to write home about. All three made disappointing exits from Flushing Meadows as well as enjoying a non-fruitful summer on the grass. However I’d be surprised if Ferrer continued his slump in form, as he is still enjoying a consistent season, enjoying a win to loss ratio of 46/15. Although Ferrer doesn’t bring the best of form into Kuala Lumpur, he still represents the safest bet if looking for a potential winning tennis tip.

You know what they say, form is temporary, class is permanent….so they say! Undoubtedly, the world number 10, Stan Wawrinka represents the player to bet on if you’re in to following the form guide. 2013 certainly represents the year when Wawrinka has finally began to realise his undoubted potential. Playing breathtaking tennis, Wawrinka enjoyed his most successful adventure in a grand slam, reaching the semi finals of Flushing Meadows, losing to Novak Djockovic in five tight sets. Although fatigue may be a factor for Wawrinka, if he brings with him the form of Flushing Meadows to the indoor courts of Kuala Lumpur, which compliment his aggressive and high risk game, he will certainly be a tough player to beat.

Additionally he is very much in the ‘Race to London’ with the chance of making his debut at the end of season tour finals in November. Get on Wawrinka at (). However if you are looking for an outsider to potentially reach the final or possibly even win the event, pick from either Julien Benneteau, Jurgen Melzer, or Vasek Pospisil. Benneteau was the beaten finalist 12 months ago and always seems to come alive during the end of season indoor hard-court swing.

Jurgen Melzer should not be ruled out as he is beginning to recapture the form that saw him break inside the top 10 in 2011, including impressive runs in Miami and Zagreb (both on hard courts). Vasek Pospisil also represents some value at (). In contention to be named young player of the year, the Canadian enjoyed a fairytale run in Montreal, reaching the semi-finals, and upsetting players such as John Isner and World Number 6, Tomas Berdych.

Malaysian Open Betting Tips:

Stan Wawrinka to win the tournament – 

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By Jon Drinkwater