Stefanos Tsitsipas (6) vs. Filip Krajinovic
Friday, May 31, Paris
Free Tennis Pick: Stefanos Tsitsipas
Recommended Sportsbook: Pinnacle
Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title on Wednesday with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 win over Hugo Dellien in two hours and 49 minutes. The 20-year-old has enjoyed great success on this clay-court season, winning his third ATP Tour title in Estoril and reaching his second Masters 1000 final at the Mutua Madrid Open. Known as one of the most talented young players in the game, Tsitsipas became the first Greek to reach the third round in Paris since Nicky Kalogeropoulos in 1968.
Tsitsipas will next take on Filip Krajinovic for a place in the fourth round of the French Open. The former world No.26 spent most of 2018 injury but is slowly returning to the top of his game. Playing in Paris brings back many happy memories to Krajinovic with the Serbian reaching the Rolex Paris Masters final in 2017 as a qualifier. Looking now at Filip’s campaign on this event, the 27-year-old advanced to the third round of a Grand Slam for the second time this year after an epic 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 3-6, 8-6 win over Roberto Carballes Baena.
The sportsbooks are expecting a straightforward win from Tsitsipas on this match with the Greek as the heavy favorite at -500 with BetOnline. Krajinovic has been in great form this season but it’s hard to trust on him after two very long matches in Paris. Besides his five-set battle against Carballes Baena in the previous round, Krajinovic also played five sets in his opening match against Frances Tiafoe. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Stefanos’ -6 spread to your betting picks at -120 with Pinnacle as the best line for this encounter.