French Open Tips: Day 8

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The Wolf was disgusted by the performance of Coric overnight but says we must move on. He says that Djokovic and Zverev are there for the taking!

Men’s French Open Feature Previews

Karen Khachanov v Alexander Zverev
The Wolf cannot put his finger on it but Zverev clearly has a problem finding his best tennis at the majors. He may be into the 4th round but it has been some battle to get here. He has gone the distance in his last two matches, and as we have seen in the past, his frame has trouble dealing with consecutive long matches. Khachanov blasted his way past Pouille and has the type of game to really trouble the German. Zverev also has some mental demons to fight having never gone beyond this stage at the majors. Upset alert!
Best Bet: Khachanov WIN ($3.50)


Novak Djokovic v Fernando Verdasco
Two veterans of the tour lock horns and The Wolf cannot wait! Cracks in the Djokovic game are appearing and Verdasco is exactly the type of player to expose them. Bautista-Agut gave Novak a real scare and The Wolf says another one is on the way. Why… because Verdasco has had success against him in the past, winning 3 of their 5 clashes on the red dirt. The lefty matchup makes him a real danger as the Djokovic backhand goes right into his strength – the forehand. Verdasco looks to have his second serve in order and The Wolf can see this one going right down to the wire.
Best Bet: Over 36.5 games ($1.85)


Dominic Thiem v Kei Nishikori
Nishikori leads the H2H 2-0 but it is two years since they last met. Thiem has come a long way in those two years. He has made consecutive semi final appearances here and has complied an ominous record on clay that includes three wins over Nadal. Both men love to trade blows from the baseline but there is one key difference between them. Thiem has an outstanding second serve – especially in the ad court where he can drag his opponent outside the tram lines. Nishikori’s serve on the other hand is a genuine weakness. Get on Thiem!
Best Bet: Thiem WIN ($1.67)

All Tips

Match French Open Tips
Khachanov v Zverev Khachanov WIN ($3.50)
Djokovic v Verdasco Over 36.5 games ($1.85)
Goffin Cecchinato Sets Goffin 3-0 ($2.05)
Thiem v Nishikori Thiem WIN ($1.67)

Women’s French Open Tips

Match French Open Tips
Keys v Buzarnescu Keys WIN ($1.62)
Strycova v Putintseva Over 21.5 games ($1.91)
Kontaveit v Stephens Stephens WIN ($2.00)
Kasatkina v Wozniacki Wozniacki WIN ($1.80)