Taylor Fritz vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (18)
Thursday, May 30, Paris
Free Tennis Pick: Roberto Bautista Agut
Recommended Sportsbook: Pinnacle
Taylor Fritz is the last American man standing in the singles draw at the French Open. The San Diego native has enjoyed great success on the European clay-court season, winning 65% of the matches played on this surface in 2019. After two consecutive defeats in the first round in Paris, Fritz got off to a winning start in this year’s edition of Roland Garros with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Bernard Tomic in just one hour and 22 minutes. The 22-year-old won 82.50% of his first-serve points and ended the match with 42 winners to just 12 unforced errors.
Fritz will next take on Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the third round of Roland Garros. The 31-year-old Spaniard was our play for the French Open Day 3 with a solid 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win against Steve Johnson in the first round. Bautista Agut is one of the most experienced players in the draw and made it to the third round or better in four of his last five appearances on this event. The No.18 seed did not face a single break point and won 85.71% of the points at the net in a dominant display.
These two players will face each other for the fourth time in their careers. Bautista Agut leads 2-1 in their head-to-head but Fritz won their most recent encounter at the Lyon Open last week.
Despite Taylor’s recent success over this opponent, Bautista Agut is the favorite to win this match at -227 with BetOnline. The Spaniard is a very tough player to beat at Grand Slams and a great investment on this price range – Bautista Agut won 85.45% of the matches played throughout his career in majors when priced below -200. On the other hand, Fritz only won 13.33% of the matches at Grand Slam events when priced as underdog. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Roberto’s spread to your betting picks as the best value bet for this contest.