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French Open Tennis: Thursday 28th May
Roland Garros has already been the source of some fantastic tennis over the past few days and the 2015 French Open is really set to hit overdrive as we edge closer towards week two.
If Wednesday’s start to round two is any sort of barometer than Thursday’s conclusion is bound to be a cracker.
Get ready to be served a some brilliant matches in the city of love.
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French Open Day 4 Review
The biggest news of Wednesday’s schedule was undoubtedly the shock exit of Women’s No.3 seed Simona Halep. Last year’s losing finalist fell to Croat starlet Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in straight sets. The victor will now meet Alize Cornet in round three.
While there were a couple of other minor upsets, the majority of seeded players did progress. Defending women’s champ Maria Sharapova was among the ladies to seal her progress with relative ease, whilst the likes of Ekaterina Makarova and Elina Svitolina had to overcome difficult tests to avoid an early exit.
In the Men’s draw, French pair Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were joined by Japan’s Kei Nishikori in cruising to round three in straight sets. Meanwhile, as expected, Roger Federer also claimed a 3-0 win over Marcel Granollers.
Gael Monfils, Tomas Berdych, and Stanislas Wawrinka endured slightly more testing matches. However, there were minor upsets as seeded stars Fernando Verdsasco, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Ernists Gulbis all saw their French Open dreams evaporate. before week two.
Murray & Watson Bidding For Round 3
As far as the British audience is concerned, our attentions will be cast to the duo of Andy Murray, and Heather Watson as they each look to seal their place in round three.
Victory should be assured for World No.3 Murray, who takes on Portugal’s Joao Sousa. The Scottish star boasts a 5-0 head-to-head record, including straight sets wins in both of the previous Grand Slam encounters. After winning 11 straight matches on clay, we’d be surprised if even has to leave second gear.
Fellow Brit Watson and could be in for a more difficult day in Paris, though, as she takes on Sloane Stephens. Unfortunately, injured Kyle Edmind has had to pull out against ahead of his match against Nick Kyrgios.
Thursday’s other highlights see Rafael Nadal take on Nicolas Almagro as he looks to keep his title-defence going strong, whilst tournament favourite Novak Djokovic takes on Gilles Muller. With the likes of David Ferrer, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova in action, it should be a brilliant day at Roland Garros.
French Open Tennis Betting Tips 28th May
Wednesday’s winning selections took our tally up to three from three on our main bet singles. We’re looking to extend that perfect run to four on Thursday.
Naturally, all British eyes will be cast to Mr Murray. The Brit destroyed Sousa in Australia, taking both of the first sets via 6-1 scorelines. Despite the change of surface, we think it’ll be a similar story in Paris.
[quote_center]Tip: Andy Murray -9.5 games handicap @ 10/11 with Betfred[/quote_center]
Unfortunately, we’ve not been so lucky with the big accumulators and are yet to score a winner. Consequently, we are changing our tactics.
Nevertheless, we’re still looking to take advantage of the Bet365 acca bonus. On Thursday, though, we’re dropping our number of selections to four. Good luck.
[quote_center]Tip: Madison Keys, Victoria Azarenka (2-0), Tommy Robredo, Kevin Anderson (3-0) @ 4.82/1 + a 10% bonus with Bet365[/quote_center]