Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selection for the ATP French Open Day 8. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.
The nine-time champion – Rafael Nadal – continues his brilliant run in Roland Garros. Playing in Paris brings the best out of Nadal with a phenomenal 75 – 2 career record on this event. Taking a look now at Rafael’s campaign in Paris, the world no.4 reaches this stage of the competition after an impressive 6 – 0 6 – 1 6 – 0 victory against Nikoloz Basilashvili. Despite Basilashvili’s tremendous firepower, Nadal only allowed 5 winners to his opponent throughout the entire match.
After defeating Jiri Vesely in the previous round, Roberto Bautista Agut secured a place in the 4th round of Roland Garros for the second time in his career. Despite his successful campaign in Paris, Bautista Agut is far from a clay-court expert with a poor 58.88% winning record on red dirt throughout his career while his overall record on other surfaces is 62.55%. Adding to this, Roberto only won 9.09% of the matches played against top 10 opponents on Grand Slam events with his single victory taking place at the 2014 Australian Open against Juan Martin Del Potro.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Nadal emerging victorious from their previous encounter in Madrid three years ago by 6 – 4 6 – 3.
With Nadal playing at such a high level, it’s hard to go against him. Adding to this, Rafael should create many problems to Bautista Agut’s weaker backhand with his heavy topspin forehand. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Nadal’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on his spread.Free Tennis Pick: Rafael Nadal -9.5 (+102)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (19) vs. Novak Djokovic (2)
Novak Djokovic continues his quest for a 2nd consecutive title in Roland Garros. Despite needing five sets to overcome Diego Schwartzman in the 2nd round, Djokovic definitely raised his level after losing the 3rd set. Looking now at Novak’s numbers in the final two sets, the Serbian won 66.67% of the points on Schwartzman’s serve with a terrific 1.23 winners / unforced errors ratio. After spending more than 3 hours on court in the previous round, Djokovic will certainly want to win this match as fast as possible to save energy for the following matches.
Against our expectations, Lucas Pouille failed to emerge victorious from his 3rd round match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Despite Ramos-Vinolas’ credit, Pouille couldn’t compete at his best due to injury. Nevertheless, Albert is just one win away from a second consecutive appearance in the quarter-finals in Roland Garros. Considering now Ramos-Vinolas stats in the previous round, the Spaniard ended the match with 36 winners and 48 unforced errors. Besides his poor numbers from the baseline, Albert only won 54.84% of the points at the net.
These two players will face each other for the 4th time in their careers with Ramos-Vinolas still trying to win a set against this opponent.
As we mentioned before, Djokovic needs to make a statement on this match after a disappointing performance in the previous round. Adding to this, Ramos-Vinolas lost all his previous four matches against top 5 opponents on Grand Slam events. Having said that, our advice is to add Djokovic’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.Free Tennis Pick: Novak Djokovic -8 (-109)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle