Tennis Tips – French Open Men’s Semi-Finals Picks

Alexander Zverev arguably recorded the biggest Major win of his career on Wednesday against Alcaraz. Can he back it up against the King of Clay?

Best Bet

Marin Cilic +4.5
Game Handicap - Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic

Cilic at the plus looks like one of the better bets of the tournament for mine in a match that I consider him to be an extremely live underdog in.

The Croatian was the beneficiary of a soft early draw but has since pulled off back-to-back top-10 wins over Medvedev and Rublev in sensational fashion.

Cilic has served incredibly well throughout the tournament and Philippe-Chatrier should continue to be accommodating toward the game of the 2014 US Open champion.

Ruud is prone to lapses and we won’t need many of them for Cilic to capitalise and make light work of the handicap.

Best Value

Alexander Zverev H2H
Head to Head - Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev

Historically, fading Nadal at Roland Garros has been akin to donating your hard-earned to a Nigerian prince but I have Zverev marked shorter than his current quote.

Zverev was 0-11 against top-10 players at Grand Slam level prior to his win over Alcaraz. Could this be a case of the monkey finally being off the back?

The German’s level against Alcaraz was nothing short of superb and his consistency from the back of the court should give him the chance to defy his pre-match odds and deliver on the potential that saw him pegged as a Slam winner years ago.

Daily Multi

Zverev +6.5 / Cilic Total Games Over 18.5 = $3.23

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