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French Open Tennis: Friday 29th May
As we approach the end of week one in Paris, the 2015 French Open has already provided a roller coaster of emotions for tennis fans and punters. That excitement should only be heightened as the standard increases.
Reaching week two is the minimum aim for any decent star, although the very elite players will already have one eye on the prize. For the chasing pack, though, just one match sits between them and that initial target.
This is where Grand Slams tend to reach fever pitch. Prepare yourself for a phenomenal few days ahead.
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French Open Tennis Day 5 Review
It was a mixed day for fans of British tennis as Thursday’s action saw Andy Murray safely navigate his way to round three of the Men’s draw, but also saw Heather Watson bow out of the Women’s second round in a straight sets loss to Sloane Stephens.
For Murray, though, it was business as usual. Aside from a 2nd set loss, the Scottish star looked in complete control as he brushed Joao Sousa aside inside two-and-a-half hours. The British No.1 will now face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, who received a free pass to round three after Kyle Edmund’s forced exit.
They will be joined by the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic and David Ferrer who all safely found their way to round three. Meanwhile, over in the Women’s event, the likes of Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams overcame slight hurdles to advance.
There were a few notable exits on Day 5, however, with Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova, John Isner and Tommy Robredo all dropping out before the first weekend. It has been a terrific opening two rounds, and we’re really getting ready for the action to heat up from round three.
Bring it on!
Friday’s French Open Set To Be A Thriller
We already know one name in the quarter-final draw as Benjamin Becker’s injury withdrawal sees Kei Nishikori advance. Many fans would have been excited for this particular Friday showdown. Nonetheless, it should be a great day of action at Roland Garros.
In general, matches are far closer matched from this stage on so we should be in for some fantastic matches. We have seen a lot of good tennis already, but a lot of those matches were particularly one sided. Prepare to see some much tighter affairs from this stage forward, starting with the likes of Lukas Rosol v Teymuraz Gabashvili – who do battle for a place against Nishikori.
Elsewhere, we’re expecting to see interesting encounters between Gael Monfils and Pablo Cuevas; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Pablo Andujar; Alize Cornet v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni; and Carla Suarez Navarro v Flavia Pennetta.
There are still a few matches that should be predictable, as we’d expect the likes of Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer to coast their round three encounters. But overall, this should be where the tournament really bursts into life.
French Open Tennis Betting 29th May
Sadly, our run of winning singles came to an end on Thursday as Andy Murray failed to beat the handicap by one game. Still, confidence is high after bagging three wins from four so far, and we’re looking to keep our productive Grand Slam going with another single on Friday.
We’re looking at the Monfils v Cuevas contest. We’re predicting relatively tight sets, but think Monfils will get the job in either three or four sets. With this in mind, we’re backing him to beat the games handicap.
The price is arguably a little tight, but we think it will win.
[quote_center]Gael Monfils -4.5 games handicap @ 4/5 with SkyBet[/quote_center]
We’re also going for a 4-fold acca, with hopes of landing a 10% bonus. Here are Friday’s selections. This will probably be our final attempt on this coupon, fingers crossed for a winning climax.
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