WE continue to find winners in the mens draw at Roland Garros and look to keep that streak going.
Here’s our best bets ahead of Day 6:
Jiri Vesely v Roberto Bautista Agut
Vesely will face his toughest test to date when he takes on Bautista Agut in their third round clash.
While the Spaniard hasn’t looked particularly convincing so far he’s certainly the better player, but there’s no doubt this could be a tricky match up for the no. 17 seed.
The 23-year-old Czech star is an imposing figure on the court and his big serve makes it difficult to break him when he’s on song.
Bautista Agut has yet to win a straight sets match at Roland Garros and our figures have Vesely winning at least a set in this one.
Even in the warm up to the French Open, the Spaniard was was struggling to close out games in convincing fashion and that sets up a great opportunity on the Overs.
As we said, we’re projecting another four-set match and that gives us a heavy lean on the Overs here.
Prediction: Over 37.0 games @ $1.90
Pablo Carreno-Busta v Grigor Dimitrov
This could be the best match thus far in what has to be described as the most even match up at Roland Garros to date.
Dimitrov looks to have hit his straps after a shaky lead up to this grand slam but he will certainly face his toughest test to date.
Busta certainly announced himself in the lead up to Roland Garros, claiming the Estoril Open last month but has struggled to find that same consistency in the events that followed.
It seems he has his focus back in time for a good run at here in Paris and we are expecting him to really take the game to his favoured opponent.
The Spaniard claimed their last hd2hd meeting, which also came on clay, and it’s certainly fair to say his style of play translates better on the dirt.
Our projections are showing a full five sets in this one and it’s hard to argue against it given the level of play both these men possess.
We’ll back another tight knit affair in this one as both men claim at least a set here.
Predictions: Over 39.0 games @ $1.88
Milos Raonic v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Raonic continues to cruise through the early rounds here at Roland Garros and should continue that form against Garcia-Lopez.
The Spaniard did well to upset Gilles Muller in the first round before taking care of Argentinian qualifier Marco Trungelliti last time out.
Despite excelling on clay Guillermo will have a tough time dealing with the Raonic serve and will be put under a lot of pressure in holding his own.
Guillermo had lost the opening round of all the lead up events heading into the French Open and has struggled to find the form that once made him a dark horse on the dirt surface.
The big-serving Canadian continues to adapt to the slower surface well and his power forces his opponents into far more unforced errors then they’re use to.
Our projections have Raonic emerging as a straight sets winner once more and we like him to cover the handicap as well in this one.
Prediction: Raonic -7.5 @ $1.83
Mens singles – Day 6 multi:
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