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French Open Tennis: Tuesday 26h May
The action in Paris is well underway as the first round of this year’s French Open approaches its climax.
If these opening matches have been anything to go by then this is set to be another cracking event at Roland Garros and we can’t wait to see how things develop over the next fortnight, starting with Tuesday’s end to round one.
Here we go!
French Open Day 2 Review
For British supporters, the main news was that both Andy Murray and Heather Watson secured their respective places in round two with relatively routine wins.
Watson beat French starlet Mathilde Johansson in straight sets to set up a second round encounter with Sloane Stephens, who beat Venus Williams. Murray, meanwhile, cruised past Facundo Arguello.
Fellow Brit Kyle Edmund navigated his way into round two with a well-fought win over Stephane Robert, although Alijaz Bedene did suffer a defeat i his first Grand Slam match since changing his allegiance from Slovenia to Great Britain.
Elsewhere on Day 2, there was winning starts for Gael Monfils, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic, Maria Sharapova, Viktoria Azararenka, and Angelique Kerber.
However, we did see a few notable casualties on Monday with Agnieszka Radwanska losing out to 21-year-old German Annika Beck. Meanwhile 11th seed Feliciano Lopez fell to a straight sets exit against an in-form Teymuraz Gabashvili.
Will there be more upsets on Day 3? There’s certainly scope for some big name casualties.
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Big Guns In Day 3 Action
Four huge stars take to the Philippe-Chatrier Court on Tuesday. First off, Petra Kvitova takes on New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic before Serena Williams takes on Andrea Hlavackova. Between those two matches, Men’s champion Rafael Nadal faces Quentin Hayles whislt World No.1 Novak Djokovic starts his campaign against Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen.
Djokovic could be challenged by a 33-year-old opponent who has reached round four in every single Grand Slam at some stage during his career, but the Serb will still be fancied to progress without dropping a set. However, there are some matches that could bring potential upsets throughout the day.
John Isner v Andreas Seppi, Grigor Dimitrov v Jack Sock, and Jelena Jankovic v Sesil Karatantchva all possess potential for fascinating encounters and we could see some fantastic Day 3 battles emerge at the famous Roland Garros.
With the likes of David Ferrer, Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki and Main Cilic also starting their campaigns, it should be the best day of action so far.
French Open Tennis: Day 3 Betting Tips
After landing a winning single on Andy Murray’s Monday encounter, we’re going for another as our main bet on Tuesday.
We’re backing 9th seed Cilic to coast through his opening match against Robin Haase. The Croat might face the odd scare but we think he’ll advance with ease.
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On Tuesday, we’re backing six selections with hope of smashing a decent sized win – with an extra 20% added on top for good measure. Good luck.
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