Ons Jabeur going down in the tournament’s first match on Philippe Chatrier was an ominous start to a day with plenty of upsets. It’s time for the punters to strike back.
Martina Trevisan breezed through the field in Rabat last week for the first WTA title of her career and finds a perfect first-round match to kick off her French Open campaign. Harriet Dart is 0-3 on the clay this season and managed just two games against Kaia Kanepi in her last tour level match almost a month ago. The total looks high here and I’m happy to play.
We took a big underdog at the handicap yesterday and it paid off and this looks like a similar opportunity. Manuel Guinard will have the home crowd behind him when he meets Cameron Norrie who is fresh off a title in Lyon. Fatigue may well be a factor for the Briton and a slow start may well be all we need to get this one over the line. Guinard had an impressive week in Lyon as well and should be confident enough to make a match out of this.
Stan Wawrinka is on the comeback trail from injury but finds himself with a good chance at advancing to the second round at an event he was champion at back in 2015. Neither Wawrinka or his French opponent have lit the world on fire with their recent form on the clay and I’m happy to take the over on Wawrinka matches while he continues to work himself back to full fitness.
This match features two players that are both out of form and it won’t be on my shortlist of must-see tennis tonight. At the same time, there is still a bet here and it comes in the form of the total. Aussie James Duckworth has played more five setters than I’ve had hot dinners and Ymer is no stranger to going the distance either. This one should see momentum change hands several times and we could well cover the total inside four sets.
Naomi Osaka’s run to the final in Miami was a reminder of the dominant game that she possesses and falling short against Swiatek there was no disgrace. Osaka has had far from an ideal clay season to date but over a larger sample size she statistically still stacks up with the game’s best on the surface. At better than $2.50, the four-time Grand Slam champion is worth something small.
Daily H2H Multi
Kecmanovic / Trevisan / Kontaveit / Kerber = $2.50