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When you call something the bet of the tournament, it has to pay out and Jack Sock duly obliged for us. Unfortunately Francesca Schiavone proved there is life in the ‘old’ tennis player yet beating Svetlana Kuznetsova (we’ll come back to that in a moment) but our biggest winner of the French Open yet, Petra Kvitova to win in three sets at 6.6 came in, so on we go to Day Six.
Andreaa Mitu vs Francesca Schiavone
"You fight, you fight, and then you are reaching the mountain, but you go back and you are again down. Then you fought, you go up. It's tough. You are there and go again. So when you arrive there, you think about how is going from there to here. So you keep going for one metre more. You need just one metre more." Francesca Schiavone on her marathon win over Svetlana Kuznetsova, the third longest women's singles match at Roland Garros.
I should have known really! She has history with Svetlana, they shared the longest ever Grand Slam match at the Australian Open in 2011 when the Italian won 6-4 1-6 16-14 in four hours and 44 minutes,
She lost the next match in Australia, although it was against the world number one at the time. So how will her 34 year old body stand up to the workout?
Next up she faces Andreea Mitu, who is a Romanian 23 year old ranked 100 in the world. She is 4 and 4 on the WTA tour on clay, but has been to three finals, winning two of them at the level below the tour, boasting a 15-3 record, so confidence was high coming to Paris which is something you should keep in mind when looking at the tennis odds.
It just got higher too. Mitu beat world number 12 Karolina Pliskova in three sets. Mitu and Schiavone are similar rankings, but Mitu has to be fresher here given what her Italian opponent has been through.
Tennis pick: Andreea Mitu to win 1.91 (10/11)
Petra Kvitova vs Irina-Camelia Begu
My tip for the final is making life hard, but earning us money, so what happens against world number 30 Romanian Begu? Begu has been in good form with a clay court record of 11 and 5 and wins over some good players.
So far in Paris it’s been easy pickings with straight sets with over Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Ana Konjuh, so this is a big step up.
Kvitova dropped another set in her second round match with Silvia Soler-Espinosa, losing the opener on a breaker. I think she will need three here too, but actually I’m not totally convinced she will win so the three sets in the match at 2.62 (13/8) will suffice for our tennis picks.
Tennis pick: Three sets in the match 2.62 (13/8)
Andrey Kuznetsov vs Rafael Nadal
So far so good for the reigning champion, with two straight sets wins and all going well as he heads towards a quarter final clash with Novak Djokovic.
Next up is 120 in the world Kuznetsov, so it should be another easy-ish day at the office. The Russian has had eight sets that have gone past 11 games and I can see him competing for a set here.
The bet for me is Nadal to win the set by either 7-5 or 7-6, so Nadal to win seven games. If you like to bet in play go with over 10.5 games.
Tennis pick: Nadal to win seven games in the first set 5.5 (9/2)