If you’re a tennis betting enthusiast that is looking for some value as the 2018 French Open starts to heat up, then look no further. With the second Grand Slam event of the year now underway and moving into the middle of its opening week, what could be better than a handful of expert 2018 Roland Garros Betting picks that could help you cash in early and often? Each and every match you’re about to get a glimpse at will, go down live on Wednesday, May 30.
Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 28th Edition
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Jared Donaldson vs. Grigor Dimitrov
Dimitrov and Donaldson will go at it in the second round of the 2018 tennis French Open on Wednesday, Grigor Dimitrov is coming off a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (1) straight sets win over Mohamed Safwat in the first round. While the match saw Safwat put up more fight in each successive set, Dimitrov handled his business by winning 88 percent of his first serve points and 77 percent of his total service points while being broken just once.
Jared Donaldson is coming off a thrilling 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Nicolas Jarry in the first round. The 21-year-old from Providence, Rhode Island blitzed his opponent in the fourth set to steal momentum heading into the final set after dropping the second and third sets.
While these two have never played before, Grigor Dimitrov is the clearly more gifted player and one that should advance – in four sets. Jared Donaldson is a grinder of the highest order and he’s not going out in straight sets simply because he’s got plenty of fight. Still, Dimitrov gets it done in four!
Tennis Betting Pick: Grigor Dimitrov in 4 Sets
Martin Klizan vs. Gael Monfils
Klizan got past Laslo Dere in four tight sets 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the first round. Klizan won 78 percent of his first serve points, and 67 percent of his second serve points while serving up 10 aces and breaking his opponent six times.
Monfils took out Eliot Benchetrit 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 while winning just 76 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Monfils won nine straight games at one point over his overmatched opponent.
These two have a 1-1 career record against each other with Monfils winning 7-6 (5), 6-4 on an outdoor hard court in Washington, D.C. back in 2007 and Klizan extracting some revenge on an indoor hard court in the Netherlands in 2016. This year, at the ATP Tour, Klizan is a modest 8-4 with no titles while Monfils has gone 14-10 with one title.
For this match, I’m going to urge you to back Monfils to get the narrow win even though he can be one of the most maddening players on the face of the planet. Monfils has bigger weapons and although he doesn’t know how or when to use them sometimes, it’s not like Martin Klizan has been super active this year with just 12 matches on his docket. Monfils wins at ‘home’ in four or maybe even five sets.
Tennis Betting Pick: Gael Monfils in 5 Sets
Petra Kvitova vs. Lara Arruabarrena
Eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova beat Veronica Cepede Royg 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the first round by winning 79 percent of her first serve points and 67 percent of her second serve points. Kvitova also served up six aces and won five straight games at one point in the match.
Lara Arruabarrena pulled off a big-time upset by beating Timea Babos 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the first round while winning 73 percent of her first serve points and 65 percent of her second serve points.
For this second round affair, I’m going to urge you to go with Petra Kvitova to get the straight sets win after working out some early kinks in her game. Kvitova has been absolutely phenomenal all season long and I genuinely believe a won could be in the cards for her at this year’s French Open. I like Kvitova in straight sets.
Tennis Betting Pick: Kvitova in 2 Sets