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French Open Tennis: Wednesday 27th May
After an entertaining first round at Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of 2015 rolls into round two and we’re set for some truly spectacular action as the French Open kicks into life.
As expected, the majority of top stars remain in the hunt for ultimate clay glory, and Wednesday’s action is set to serve up another selection of cracking matches.
Hopefully we’ll win some more money too.
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French Open Day 3 Review
We thought Day 3 would be the best of the tournament so far, and our inkling came true thanks to some brilliant action across both the Men’s and Women’s draws. A mixture of dominant performances from the top stars, along with a few shock early exits, surpassed even our wildest expectancies.
The likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Kevin Anderson all soared through to round two with straight sets victories, whilst John Isner did well to see off Andreas Seppi in quick time too. Meanwhile, female starlets Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova were among the names to seal their progress on Tuesday.
However, there were a few upsets from Tuesday’s action. Most notably, No.10 seed Grigor Dimitrov dropped out to American Jack Sock in straight sets. The latter was always capable of giving the Bulgarian a challenge, but very few had envisaged such an easy win for the World No. 37. In the women’s draw, 2014 semi-finalist Eugenie Bouchard was stunned by Kristina Mladenovic whilst fellow seedJelena Jankovic also suffered a surprise early exit.
As far as first round’s go, nobody could have any complaints with what Paris has offered so far. Let’s hope the drama continues in fitting style with round two.
Sharapova And Federer Top Day 4 Billing
Both the Men’s and Women’s No.2 seeds take to court on Wednesday. First up defending ladies champ Maria Sharapova takes on compatriot Vitalia Diatchenko on Philippe-Chatrier Court and will be fully expected to seal her place in round three. Meanwhile, Roger Federer is in action at the Suzanne-Leglen Court against Spaniard Marcel Granollers. Whilst fans will be aware of the Spanish star’s talents, the Swiss superstar should advance with relative ease.
Elsewhere, a home contingency of Gael Monfils, Virginie Razzano, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Alize Cornet are also all on the bill. Whilst Monfils, Tsonga and Simon should have a good chance, female Cornet could be tested against Alexandra Dulgheru whilst Razzano faces a real uphill battle against No.8 seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
Meanwhile, Men’s 5th seed Kei Nishikori should have too much quality for Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Additionally, Women’s 3rd seed Simona Halep will be looking for an easy ride against Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
With a whole host of other matches to sink our teeth into, it should be another thrilling day at Roland Garros.
French Open Tennis Betting Tips
As far as our main bets are concerned, we’re two wins from two thanks to Marin Cilic’s 3-0 triumph over Robin Haase at odds of 9/5. When it comes to Wednesday’s action, we’ve got our eyes on another potentially rewarding single.
Frenchman Simon has reached the third round or better in each of the past four years and will be hoping to make home advantage count once again as he faces the potentially difficult challenge of Martin Klizan. The Slovakian opponent will test the favourite, but we think there will be a relative degree of comfort surrounding this result.
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We’re also attempting to take advantage of Bet365’s acca insurance by backing a number of selections across the day’s action. Fingers crossed that these five selections provide a massive boom.
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