Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selection for the French Open men's quarterfinals Day 1 on Tuesday. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.
As we predicted in our ATP Roland Garros Day 8 analysis, Djokovic didn’t experience any major problems in the fourth round against Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The Serbian continues to pursue his 2nd consecutive title in Roland Garros with an exceptional 63-11 career record in Paris. Known as one of the greatest defenders in the game, Djokovic won 49.49% of the points played on Ramos-Vinolas’ serve. Djokovic also ended the match with other great numbers: 34 winners/30 unforced errors and 72.22% net points won.
Playing on clay brings the best out of Thiem with an exceptional 84% winning record on red dirt in 2017. Despite his young age, the 23-year-old Austrian is just one win away from a second consecutive appearance in the semifinals in Roland Garros. Taking a look now at Thiem's campaign in this event, the world No. 7 reaches this stage of the competition after an easy 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win over Horacio Zeballos. Besides not losing a set on his path into the quarterfinals, Thiem has only allowed his opponents to win 5.80% of his service games in Paris.
This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players with Djokovic leading 5-0.
Despite Thiem’s outstanding campaign in Paris, Djokovic is a terrible matchup for the Austrian. His recent victory over this opponent in Rome 6-1, 6-0 is a perfect example of that. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Djokovic’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.Free Tennis Pick: Djokovic -3.5 (-103)Best Line Offered: BetDSI
Pablo Carreno Busta (20) Vs. Rafael Nadal (4)
At the age of 25, Carreno Busta is going through the best moment in his career. Besides winning his 3rd title on the ATP World Tour a few weeks ago in Estoril, Carreno Busta has secured an unprecedented place in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event. Looking now at his campaign in Paris, the world No. 21 reached this stage of the competition after an epic victory over Milos Raonic by a score of 8-6 in the decisive set. Despite facing one of the best servers in the game, Carreno Busta won 36.93% of the points played on Raonic’s serve.
The nine-time champion Nadal remains unstoppable in Roland Garros. Besides not losing a single set in his previous four matches in Paris, Nadal only allowed his opponents to win an average of 1.67 games per set. After his victory over Roberto Bautista Agut in the previous round, Nadal improved his career record in this event to 76-2. Famous for his outstanding return of serve, Nadal has won 62.20% of his opponents’ service games this year in Paris.
These two players know each other very well. Not only are they compatriots, but this is also the 4th official meeting between them with Nadal never losing a set against Carreno Busta.
Even though we consider Nadal the undeniable favorite, this should be a closer contest than the odds suggest. Having said that, our advice is for you to take advantage of Carreno Busta’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on him to cover his spread on this match.Free Tennis Pick: Carreno Busta +10 (-143)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle