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Roland Garros Betting Tips
Nadal v Thiem
It’s all come down to this, the French Open final, where the King and Prince of clay clash in what should be a very interesting match. Nadal is undoubtedly the best player on clay but Thiem has shown he has what it takes to dethrone the king. Both players are in great form, Thiem is perhaps a little hotter at the moment though. They’re met several times before on clay, with Nadal winning only 2 of their last 4! This includes the match in Madrid where Thiem unexpectedly beat him in straight sets. Nadal is rightfully the favourite here but Thiem must not be discounted. While Nadal should win this but we think Thiem will keep it fairly close, so we’re backing the Frenchman +6.5 games against Nadal.
Cecchinato v Djokovic
Cecchinato is on a run that dreams are made of, he beat Goffin to make it into his first Quarter Final at the French Open. However Djokovic now stands in the way of him and a place in the semi final. This is a Djokovic who seems to be back in the swing of things but has been a bit sloppy at times. The Serb should win this game fairly comfortably but Cecchinato is in great form and we’re backing him to make it closer than one would think. Back Cecchinato +8.5 at 7/10 at BetOlimp.
Nadal v Gasquet
Nadal put in an unconvincing performance Simone Bolelli somehow managing to win in straight sets, he then dropped only four games against Pella in his next match. Gasquet on the other hand is in top form, having cruised through his first two games with no trouble. He should put up a good fight against Nadal and we’re back the local +9.5 games at 9/10 against the king of clay.
Roland Garros 31 May / 1 June accumulator tip
Goffin v Monfils, Goffin to win 2/5, Vedasco v Dimitrov, Dimitrov to win 3/5, Djokovic v Agut, Djokovic to win 1/5. Total Treble odds : 17/10
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Simon v Querrey (Won)
Sam Querrey has been struggling on clay, having only won 1 of his last 6 matches on the surface. He faces a potent Gilles Simon who happens to have won 5 of his last 6 on clay. While Querry is the better all round player Simon does have a chance at keeping this match close, despite being ranked 50 places below Querrey. We’re going to be backing the form of Gilles Simon to win at 8/10 with BetOlimp.
Seppi v Gasquet (Loss)
This is one of the more interesting matches of the day in our opinion. Not due to the players being of high quality but rather because it’s a closer match up than meets the eye. Both players have been struggling for form this season and aren’t particularly strong on clay. Seppi is classed as the underdog at 2/1 which we think is a little harsh. While the Italian isn’t on form he should be able to give Gasquet a good run for his money. We’re going to be backing Seppi +6 games at 15/20 in the hope that he’ll manage to win a set and keep things close. We aren’t overly confident on him for a straight win but we feel the +6 is at a good enough price to get involved.
Nadal v Bolelli
Nadal will be surprised that he dropped a set so easily in his previous tie against Zverev, which was his last clay appearance. He should make amends when he takes on Bolelelli in what should be a one sided affair. The king of clay faces an opponent who he has thrashed many times in the past, winning 4 of their last 5 clashes in straight sets across all surfaces. It should be more of the same dominance today and while there is no value in the straight set victory we like Nadal to dispatch Bolelli quickly, which is why the Under 24.5 games at 9/10 appeals.
Roland Garros 2018 Betting Tips
Robredo v Bolelli
Robredo comes flying into his match with Bolelli with an impressive 5 game winning streak, the Spainard performed well in Lisbon and that form should give him confidence to take on Bolelli. The Italian has been in fine form himself but might be a bit rusty having last played on the 10th of May. Robredo is the underdog but we fancy him to cover the +3 game handicap at 17/20 in what should be a fairly close affair. Back Robredo +3 games.
Mahut v Del Potro
World Number 6 Del Potro should have no trouble dispatching Mahut when they clash on the clay courts at Roland Garros. The Argentine is in a different class to the Frenchman, however it does not mean that Mahut will go down without a fight. The pair have faced each other twice before with Del Potro coming out as the winner on both occasions. The home ground might elevate Mahut but Del Potro should see him away in straight sets. Back Del Potro to win in straight sets at 1/2
Nadal v Dolgopolov
The King of clay is heavily favoured to ease past Dolgopolov when they meet on Sunday. Nadal has never lost to the Ukrainian and this clash should be a very straight forward affair. Nadal has won 17 of his last 20 matches in straight sets and is in decent form, while his opponent has lost his last 5 matches on clay. Nadal win win this one easily and we don’t see Dolgopolov picking up too many games. There’s no value backing Nadal outright so we’re taking under 24.5 games in the hope that Nadal romps to a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 type of win. Back Under 24.5 games at 9/10.
About Roland Garros
The French Open, also called Roland-Garros (French: [ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁɔs]), is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men’s singles matches (without a tiebreak in the final set), the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world