First round action continues at Roland-Garros today with a host of other big names in action.
Here are the top betting tips for the day:
Rafael Nadal vs Simone Bolleli (Bolleli to win under 7.5 games at 1.85 on Nairabet), ATP French Open R1
It’s of no use saying why Rafael Nadal will beat Simone Bolleli. It’s not about Nadal winning, it’s about how he will win. And it’s going to be usual way. Cold bloodedly, like he’s always done. The Italian qualifier, Bolleli, has spent more time in the Challenger Series than on Tour level this year, and just haven’t had the right competition to warm him up to face Nadal. Well, this should be really quick. I am backing this to be a thorough one-sided affair with Bolleli being able to win just about 7 games or less. Back that up on Nairabet at 1.85. Good odd!
Novak Djokovic vs Rogerio Dutra Silva (3 sets at 1.45 on Nairabet), ATP French Open, R1
Novak Djokovic showed signs of a return to form at the Italian Open a fortnight ago. The super Serb reached the semifinals in Rome, his first semis appearance since last year. Having suffered from a persistent injury, the Serbian is back now. And he’ll clearly look to open his campaign on a fine note. Rogerio, meanwhile, has never really gotten that big break and has very little success in big tournaments. The Brazilian is 5-9 on the main Tour and is a combined 15-30 on the main Tour dating back to last season. Shouldn’t be a problem for Djokovic, eh? I’m backing the Serb to close this out in straight sets, that’s three. 1.45 for that is just okay!
Caroline Wozniacki to beat Danielle Rose Collins at 1.25 on Nairabet. WTA French Open, R1.
1.25 for Wozniacki to take out Danielle Rose Collins is okay. The Australian Open champion, who’s chasing a second Grand Slam title and the number one ranking, hasn’t quite replicated her success in January in the other tournaments she’s played in this year. However, on grand stages like this, she always, always delivers. Her superior experience would be sufficient enough to take out Collins, whose best outing this year on main Tour was at the Miami Open where she made it to the semifinals. The American shouldn’t be much trouble for Wozniacki.