With one day of action already in the books and Day 2 of the 2020 French Open quickly approaching, it’s time to find out which players, on both, the men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour, are offering the best betting value against their French Open odds.
2020 ATP & WTA French Open Odds & Predictions for Day 2
- When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
No. 1 Novak Djokovic Vs Michael Ymer
Djokovic, the world No. 1, has gone a near-perfect 31-1 on the year with his only loss being his now, infamous default at the recently completed US Open. While 22-year-old Swede Michael Ymer is talented and ranked 80th in the ATP rankings, he’s just 6-6 on the year and stands virtually no chance of pulling off the huge upset in this match. Ymer comes into this affair off a humbling 3-6, 6-7 (2) loss against Tennys Sandgren at the Hamburg Open while Djokovic won the Rome Masters while dropping just one set along the way. This one should undoubtedly end in straight sets!
Pick: Novak Djokovic in Three Sets
No. 13 Andrey Rublev Vs Sam Querrey
22-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev has gone a stellar 25-6 on the year with three titles, including the recently completed Hamburg Open where he took out world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a three-set thriller. 32-year-old Sam Querrey has gone an uninspiring 3-5 on the year and comes into this match off a discouraging 3-6, 6-7 (3) first round loss against the unheralded Pedro Martinez at the Rome Masters.
Rublev owns a 2-1 edge in head-to-head meetings while winning each of the last two meetings, including a 6-3, 6-3 win at the Adelaide International earlier this year. Right now, Rublev is clearly a player on the rise while Querrey is heading in the wrong direction while looking like a player that is aging extremely quickly. Rublev gets the win in this clash, but Querrey takes on set before falling.
Pick: Andrey Rublev in 4 Sets
Mayar Sherif Vs No. 2 Karolína Plíšková
The 24-year-old Sherif is ranked 124th in the world rankings. The native of Egypt comes into this match fresh off a humbling 6-3, 2-6, 4-6 first round loss against Harmony Tan at the ITF Saint-Malo tournament in France.
World No. 4 Karolína Plíšková is 13-6 on the year with and made an impressive run to the finals of the Rome Open before falling to world No.2 Simona Halep 6-0, 2-1 before retiring with a lower back injury.
While these two have never met before, this one should be over in a hurry as Pliskova is on an entirely different level of tennis as Sherif, who has yet to become a regular on the WTA Tour. Pliskova wins and advances via a serious smackdown.
Pick: Karolína Plíšková in Straight Sets
No. 8 Aryna Sabalenka Vs Jessica Pegula
Sabalenka, the 22-year-old world No. 12 has gone 18-9 on the year with one title at the Qatar Open where she beat Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. 26-year-old Jessica Pegula is ranked 60th in the world rankings. The American is 17-8 on the year and while she’s failed to claim a title, Pegula has recorded some impressive wins over a handful of top-ranked stars.
More importantly, Pegula took the only career head-to-head meeting by beating Sabalenka 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open last month. This time around though, I’m going with the higher-ranked Sabalenka to get her revenge as she is the better and more experienced clay court performer in this pairing. This one should go the distance, but the world No. 12 wins and advances.
Pick: Aryna Sabalenka in Three Sets