By the close of Monday’s play, the quarter-final line-up in both the men’s and women’s draws of the French Open will be confirmed and there are plenty of stars on show hoping to avoid falling in the last-16.
Defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek and her final victim of last year Coco Gauff are both expected to ease into the last eight.
If Swiatek sees off Lesia Tsurenko and Gauff gets the better of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, then that duo would renew their rivalry in the quarter-final in Paris.
However, the seeded players in the bottom half of the men’s draw are far riskier punting propositions, with Holger Rune, Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev all facing tricky ties.
French Open day nine betting tips
- Iga Swiatek to win second set 6-0 @ 4/1
- Casper Ruud to win 3-1 v Nicolas Jarry @ 3/1
- Tomas Martin Etcheverry to win 3-0 v Yoshihito Nishioka @ 7/5
Date: Monday 5th June
Location: Roland Garros, Paris, France
Iga Swiatek to win second set 6-0 @ 4/1
Swiatek has been taking no prisoners in her pursuit of a third French Open title in the last four years.
The Polish phenomenon has eased past Cristina Bucsa, Claire Liu and Xinyu Wang in straight sets and has dropped only eight games along the way.
Swiatek double-bageled Wang in round three and had also won the final set against both Bucsa and Liu 6-0, which may spell trouble for last-16 opponent Tsurenko.
These two met in Rome in the middle of May and Swiatek sauntered to a 6-2 6-0 success, which was the same margin of victory for the Pole when she defeated Tsurenko in the French Open last year.
When Swiatek senses weakness in her opponents, she tends to punish them, while her rivals sometimes seem to give up after losing the opening set.
Not only have four of the six sets the 22-year-old has won in Paris finished 6-0, but the final set in both career meetings with Tsurenko have done so too. It is 4/1 for a repeat scenario in this latest encounter.
Casper Ruud to win 3-1 v Nicolas Jarry @ 3/1
Last year’s French Open runner-up Ruud has come through four-set matches against Giulio Zeppieri and Zhizhen Zhang in the last two rounds and another 3-1 win may follow against Nicolas Jarry.
These two have some recent history, as Jarry defeated Ruud 2-1 in Geneva prior to the French Open, a tournament the clay-loving Chilean went on to win.
However, this is the first time Jarry has made the last-16 of a Major, which adds extra pressure, whereas two-time Grand Slam runner-up Ruud tends to save himself for the showpiece events.
The Chilean has won seven clay-court matches in a row but Ruud can rise to the challenge and prevail in four sets.
Tomas Martin Etcheverry to win 3-0 v Yoshihito Nishioka @ 7/5
Tomas Martin Etcheverry has created a serious impression in what is only his second appearance in the main draw of the French Open, and the Argentinian should be celebrating a place in the quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old has yet to drop a set in recording wins over Jack Draper, Alex De Minaur and Borna Coric and he can repeat the trick against Yoshihito Nishioka, who has come through two five-setters with JJ Wolf and Thiago Seyboth Wild.
Etcheverry looks a serious clay-court prospect, while Nishioka has been flattered by the fact he has yet to come up against a top-50 performer.
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