French Open Day 3: Fade American Steve Johnson Against Old Nemesis

Monday, May 27, 2019 5:25 PM UTC

Monday, May. 27, 2019 5:25 PM UTC

The action continues in Paris with Steve Johnson and Roberto Bautista Agut fighting for a place in the second round of the French Open.
<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Steve Johnson vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (18)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Tuesday, May 28, Paris</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Free Tennis Pick: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Johnson - Bautista Agut Betting Odds">Roberto Bautista Agut</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Recommended Sportsbook: <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook!">Pinnacle</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3805294, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,1096,999991,999996], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Steve Johnson hopes to rediscover top form in Paris after slow start to the season. The world No.65 only won six matches so far in 2019 and hasn’t beat a Top 30 player since August in Winston-Salem. Johnson made it to the third round in his last two appearances in Paris, which means he’ll have 90 points to defend in this year’s edition of Roland Garros. Adding to this, the 29-year-old American won only 22.73% of the matches played throughout his career on the European clay-court season when <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">priced as underdog</a>.</p><p>Johnson will open his French Open campaign on Tuesday against Roberto Bautista Agut at Court 1. Bautista Agut is one of the most consistent players on the ATP Tour and hopes to have another good campaign in Roland Garros. The No.18 seed reached the third round or better in his last three appearances in Paris and won all his last eight matches at the French Open when priced below even money.</p><p>This will be the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Discuss this and other games at SBR's Tennis Betting Forum">seventh official meeting between these two players</a> with Johnson still looking for his first victory over this opponent.</p><p>The sportsbooks are well aware of Bautista Agut’s dominance in their head-to-head with the Spaniard as the heavy favorite to win this match <a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Sportsbook!">at -400 with BetOnline</a>. Bautista Agut lost at least one set in nine of his previous ten matches on this year’s clay-court season but it’s hard to ignore his record against the American. Steve’s backhand is one of the worst in the Top 100 and Bautista Agut knows how to exploit that with his inside out forehand. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to follow the trend by adding Roberto’s spread to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Picks">betting picks</a>.</p>
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