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French Open Tennis: Monday 1st June
The start of a new month signals a bookmark in this year’s French Open at Roland Garros and tennis enthusiasts will be salivating at the thought of what will develop over the coming seven days.
Both Men’s and Women’s tournaments have provided us with ample excitement and the thrills and spills should continue as the remaining stars battle to get their hands on the Grand Slam title.
Tennis fans wouldn’t want to miss this week’s action for the world.
French Open Tennis Day 8 Review
It was a wet Sunday at Roland Garros, which restricted us to just a handful of matches being completed. A number of scheduled matches, including Lucie Safarova v defending champ Maria Sharapova, have been carried over to today’s order of play while the Men’s encounter between Roger Federer and Gael Monfils will resume at one set apiece.
However, there was still time for some thrilling drama in the Men’s draw. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga put in a masterclass to cause a slight upset against Tomas Berdych, whilst Kei Nishikori was in equally impressive form as he sealed his place in the quarter-finals with a convincing win over Teymuraz Gabashvili.
Whilst the Paris crowd were thrilled to see the flag bearer of French tennis advance, they did also see Gilles Simon drop out in straight sets to Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka. Over in the Women’s draw, home favourite Alize Cornet saw her spirited run come to an end against Elina Svitolina in straight sets.
Finally, No.7 seed Ana Ivanovic put in a gritty performance to edge through against ninth seed Ekaterina Marakova, playing brilliantly to win the deciding set 6-1.
Big Hitters In Action On Magic Monday
Monday’s order of play is a truly tantalising proposition as the majority of top stars take to court in Paris.
Following the conclusion of Federer v Monfils, British eyes will be cast to Andy Murray’s round four encounter with Frenchman Jeremy Chardy. The Briton has openly stated he needs to up his game, but after 13 straight wins on clay, the Scottish star should have no trouble overcoming this test – even if the underdog is capable of pushing him all the way on a good day.
Elsewhere in the Men’s draw, World No.1 Novak Djokovic will look to book his quarter-final place with a routine victory over another Frenchman in Richard Gasquet. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal bids to continue his campaign for a sixth straight French Open title as he faces American Jack Sock.
In the Women’s draw, Flavia Pennetta and Garbine Murguza will start what should have been finished yesterday. The main attractions, though, come from the Sharapova match as well as Serena Williams against compatriot Sloane Stephens.
With the likes of Petra Kvitova and Sara Errani also in action, it should be a cracking day in Paris.
French Open Tennis Betting Tips June 1st
After profiting from decent wins last week, we’re looking to continue our run with a couple of bets that’ll hopefully rid us of the Monday blues.
Our single comes from Murray’s meeting with Chardy, and we’re backing the Brit to continue his new found love of clay with a confident victory over the Frenchman.
[quote_center]Tip: Andy Murray -7 game handicap @ Evens with Bet365[/quote_center]
We’re also looking to Bet365’s enhanced acca bonus as we hope to make the most of this mouth-watering Monday schedule.
Fingers crossed that these four selections will give us a fantastic start to what will hopefully be another profitable week from Roland Garros.
[quote_center]Tip: Novak Djokovic (3-0), Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova, David Ferrer @ 2.85/1 + 10% bonus with Bet365[/quote_center]