Free Tennis Picks: Top Plays Of The Day For ATP French Open Day 7

João Mourato

Friday, May 27, 2016 6:04 PM UTC

Friday, May. 27, 2016 6:04 PM UTC

Join us on our daily coverage of the ATP French Open. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 7 and why you should place these two valuable tennis bets.

Ernest Gulbis vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6)
It has been a very good week for Ernest Gulbis, winning the two matches he played in straight sets against Andreas Seppi and João Sousa. One of the reasons for Gulbis success this week is his consistency on serve, winning 96.8% of the service games he played and saving 88.9% of the break points he faced. This is the first time that Gulbis wins back-to-back matches in the main draw of a tournament since October 2015, when he reached the semifinals in Vienna.

For the third time on his career, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga recovered from a two sets down disadvantage, with the French defeating Marcos Baghdatis in the previous round by 6 – 7 3 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 2 6 – 2. Despite the slow start, Tsonga raised his level on the third set and once he found his game, the French player was just too good for his opponent. Winning this kind of matches is always a massive boost to the players’ confidence and with the support of the French crowd, Tsonga is even more dangerous than usual.

This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players, with Tsonga leading on h2h by 3 – 2; however, this will be their first encounter on clay.

Even though Gulbis is playing at a better level this week, his forehand is still a very unreliable shot and Tsonga should explore it with his powerful crossed court forehand. This match will take place in Philippe-Chatrier court where Tsonga should be just too good for his opponent. Looking to the several markets available, is possible to find value on Tsonga’s tennis odds by placing a bet on his spread and that will be our suggestion for this contest.

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Free Tennis Picks: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -4 (-102)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline


Alexander Zverev vs. Dominic Thiem (13)
Alexander Zverev is for the first time on his career in the third round of a Grand Slam event, after defeating two French players – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Stephane Robert. Zverev is a very promising young player with a powerful serve and the forehand as his best groundstroke. However, Alexander still has a long way ahead of him if he wants to break into top 10 and fight for the main tournaments. One of Zverev’s main problems is the inability to maintain a consistent level on his matches, with the German giving too many free points to his opponents.

Despite winning his previous match in straight sets against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Dominic Thiem couldn’t cover our spread on that match. Dominic was our pick as the player to keep an eye on this event and he’s now just one win away from a possible 4th round contest against Rafael Nadal. Thiem is a phenomenal player on clay with a 22 – 5 record in 2016 on this surface and two titles won – Buenos Aires and Nice.

These two players know each other, not only are they good friends but this will also be their third meeting in 2016 on clay. Dominic won the two previous, in Munich by 4 – 6 6 – 2 6 – 3 and last week in Nice by 6 – 4 3 – 6 6 – 0.

This will be the first of many contests between these two players in Grand Slam events, since both of them should break into the top 10 in the next years. Thiem is currently at a higher level and as it happened on their previous two encounters, the Austrian should be too good for his opponent. With this in mind, we recommend you to add Dominic’s spread to your tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Pick: Dominic Thiem -5 (-119)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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