Free Tennis Picks: Top Plays For ATP French Open Quarterfinals

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:23 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the ATP French Open Quarterfinals. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these tennis picks.

Dominic Thiem (13) vs. David Goffin (12)
We picked Dominic Thiem as the player to keep an eye on this event on our tournament analysis and the Austrian is now just one win away from winning his quarter. It has been a solid tournament from Thiem yet, it's important to mention that the Austrian had a very easy draw, with Alexander Zverev as the highest ranked player that he faced so far – world no. 48. Despite having an easier draw, Thiem kept his composure and is for the first time on his career in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event.

David Goffin is also playing the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time on his career, after defeating Ernest Gulbis by 4 – 6 6 – 2 6 – 2 6 – 3. Goffin also had an easy draw with Nicolas Almagro as the highest ranked player that he faced, world no.49. However, both Gulbis and Almagro are former top 10 players and plenty of credit to Goffin for beating them in four and five sets, respectively.

These two players know each other well, not only are they good friends off court but they have also played against each other seven times, with Goffin leading on h2h by 5 – 2.

Despite Goffin’s lead on h2h, Thiem is the better player on clay and he’ll be looking to revenge this year’s loss at the Australian Open against the Belgian. Thiem’s kick serve is extremely effective on this surface, as well as his heavy spin groundstrokes and it won’t be easy for Goffin to hit the ball as early as he usually does. We believe that Dominic can cover his spread but on this match we prefer to add Thiem’s moneyline to our tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Pick: Dominic Thiem ML (-170)
Best Line Offered: at Bodog

 

Novak Djokovic (1) vs Tomas Berdych (7)
Tomas Berdych is trying to reach the semifinals of this event for the second time on his career, with his previous appearance in 2010 when he lost to Robin Soderling. We picked David Ferrer to defeat Berdych on the previous round yet, the Czech played extremely well under pressure, saving all the 9 break points he faced throughout the match. One of the keys for Berdych’s success was his return to serve, with the world no.8 winning 36.78% of the points played on Ferrer’s serve.

Novak Djokovic is once again very close from winning his first French Open title. As we mentioned in our tournament preview, Djokovic had an extremely easy draw, facing only one player inside top 65 – Roberto Bautista Agut. On the previous round, Djokovic had to work very hard to defeat Agut, in a match that required two days to be solved due to the rain. Despite losing the first set, Novak raised his level to emerge victorious by 3 – 6 6 – 4 6 – 1 7 – 5, booking a place in the quarterfinals for the 7th consecutive year.

This will be the 26th career meeting between these two players, with Djokovic leading on h2h by 23 – 2.

Djokovic has a massive edge over this opponent as the h2h shows, with the Serbian winning 92% of the matches between them. Novak’s solid baseline game is just too much for Berdych to handle, with the Serbian winning their last 10 encounters – eight in straight sets. Looking at the markets available for this match, we prefer to take the set handicap instead of the game handicap because is not unusual to see Berdych giving a very good fight and losing only by one break or even on a tie break. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Djokovic’s tennis odds by placing a bet on his set handicap.

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Free Tennis Pick: Novak Djokovic -2.5 Set Handicap (-141)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle