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French Open Tennis: Wednesday 3rd June
This year’s second Grand Slam is approaching the climactic stages and it has been a truly wonderful event so far. And if the last two days are anything to go by then we should be in for plenty more thrills on Wednesday.
Day 11’s order of play serves up some truly mouth-watering contests, including an absolute blockbuster of a Men’s quarter-final on Philippe Chatrier.
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French Open Tennis Day 10 Review
We thought Tuesday’s action would be the moment that this year’s French Open hit top gear, but nobody would’ve predicted the level of drama provided.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga delighted the Roland Garros crowd by weathering a spirited Kei Nishikori fightback to seal a five sets victory over the Japanese star. The Frenchman will now have his eyes on a first Grand Slam final appearance since the 2008 Australian Open as he prepares for a last four encounter against Swiss opposition.
It isn’t Roger Federer that Tsonga will face, though, as fellow Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka stunned Fed Ex with a dominant straight sets victory. It was the first time Wawrinka had got the better of his compatriot on the Grand Slam stage.
In the Women’s draw, confident displays from Lucie Safarova and Ana Ivanovic saw both players win 2-0 against Elina Svitolina and Garbine Muruguza respectively. The pair will now com head-to-head for a place in Saturday’s final.
Can King Rafa Overcome World No.1?
Ever since the draw was made, fans have been salivating over the possibility of a quarter-final clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. It should be an absolute cracker.
King Rafa might be a nine-time champion looking to win his sixth straight French Open but the Spaniard actually enters this clash as the underdog. That tells you just how well the Serbian No.1 is playing. This is Nadal’s surface, but will the long list of injuries finally catch up?
The Djokovic-Nadal encounter is so tantalising that Britain’s Andy Murray is condemned to second fiddle. The Scottish star takes on Spain’s David Ferrer in a repeat of the 2012 quarter-final. Murray lost on that occasion but has been in great form on clay recently and will be fancied to seal a second successive French Open semi.
Serena Williams shouldn’t encounter too much trouble as she takes on Sara Errani in the Women’s quarter-finals, and will meet the winner of Timea Bacsinszky and Alison Van Uytvanck.
French Open Tennis Betting Tips 3rd June
If the blockbuster quarter-final between Nadal and Djokovic doesn’t stir your excitement then it’s time to find another sport. On clay, this should be a fascinating battle.
From a betting perspective, we wouldn’t want to predict a winner. What we are confident of, however, is at least one tie-break in the match. Both men are terrific servers and we can’t envisage too many breaks of service. The odds might be a little shorter than wanted but it should have a great chance of success.
[quote_center]Tip: Tie-break in the match @ 4/6 with SkyBet[/quote_center]
While the headline event is obvious, there is still plenty more tennis to be played on Wednesday and fans should be treated to some great action throughout the day.
We’re backing our British hopeful to reach the semi-final, whilst we also think the Women’s No.1 will edge towards another Grand Slam title in style.
[quote_center]Tip: Andy Murray & Serena Williams (2-0) @ 11/10 with Coral[/quote_center]