Cecchinato caused the upset of the tournament yesterday when he downed former champion Novak Djokovic. Can Schwartzman follow in his footsteps when he takes on Rafael Nadal…
Men’s French Open Feature Previews
Rafael Nadal v Diego Schwartzman
Schwartzman’s fighting qualities were on full display in the 4th Round as he came from two sets down to beat Kevin Anderson. He was pounded from pillar to post in the opening two sets, but once given a sniff, he took full advantage. ‘Sniff’ is something he will not be getting against Nadal. Thr 10 time French Open champion is yet to drop a set at the tournament and has now won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros. He is 5-0 against Schwartzman and all three of their encounters of clay have ended in straight sets. The Argentine will not have enough left in the tank to make this one competitive.
Best Bet: Nadal -9.5 ($1.80)
Marin Cilic v Juan Martin Del Potro
All the money has come for Del Potro and there are several reason why. He is 10-2 lifetime against Cilic, is seeking his 8th consecutive win against the Croatian and has won all four of their meetings on clay. The hole gets deeper for Cilic – he has not won a set on clay against Del Potro and he has never gone beyond the quarters in Paris. Now to Del Potro. His serve/forehand combo is one of the most lethal on tour and he has won his last 12 sets. Let’s also not forget that he won 15 consecutive matches and back to back titles in Acapulco and Indian Wells earlier this year. He is back to his best and after handling the Isner serve will ease, The Wolf says he will do it just as easy when he takes on Cilic.
Best Bet: Del Potro WIN ($1.57)
|Match||French Open Tips|
|Nadal v Schwartzman||Best: Nadal -9.5 ($1.80)
Value: 1st Set Score After 4 Games Nadal 4-0 ($5.50)
|Cilic v Del Potro||Best: Del Potro WIN ($1.57)
Value: Sets Del Potro 3-0 ($3.90)
Women’s French Open Tips
Garbine Muguruza v Maria Sharapova
The withdrawal of Serena Williams has opened the door for Sharapova but getting past Muguruza will not be easy. Both women have had great success on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Sharapova made three consecutive finals here winning twice, in 2012 and 2014. Muguruza has compiled a 23-4 record here which includes a title winning run in 2016 and three quarter final appearances. Sharapova leads the H2H 3-0 but this is the first meeting since 2014. Sharapova needed 3 sets to get past Muguruza when they met here in 2014 and The Wolf can again see this one going the distance.
Best Bet: Over 21.5 games ($1.80)
|Match||French Open Tips|
|Halep v Kerber||Best: Kerber +3.5 ($2.05)
Value: Kerber WIN ($2.90)
|Muguruza v Sharapova||Best: Over 21.5 games ($1.80)
Best Bet: Sets Sharapova 2-1 ($5.00)