French Open day 3: Dimitrov and Sock set for a classic
With the first couple of days already flying by in Paris, the French Open is quickly getting into full swing.
There have already been some seeds sent packing from Roland Garros, and we expect a couple more fine displays from underdogs on day three.
Here are our best bets for Tuesday at the French Open.
Philipp Kohlschreiber to beat Pablo Andujar 3-0 @ 2/1
The German has been in excellent form on the red stuff of late. In his last four tournaments on clay only Andy Murray (twice), David Ferrer and an injury have been able to stop him.
Kohlschreiber started his French Open with an emphatic 6-1, 6-0, 6-2 win over Go Saeda, and he boast a 2-0 career head-to-head advantage over Andujar.
Alexandr Dolgopolov to beat Nicolas Almagro @ 5/4
Dolgopolov looks an excellent price to edge out Almagro in this first-round clash, especially given he is ranked 85 places higher in the world rankings.
The Spaniard is a renowned clay specialist and has made the quarter-finals of the French Open three times in the past – in 2008, 2010 and 2012 – but was knocked out in the first round last year, and lost his last match to Dolgopolov on clay in 2014.
Exactly five sets in Grigor Dimitrov v Jack Sock @ 3/1
We fancy an epic between these two young stars of the tour, with both boasting solid seasons so far.
Dimitrov has won nine of 13 matches on clay this year, making the quarter-finals of the Madrid and Monte Carlo Masters, while Sock won the title in Houston last month.
The pair’s one previous meeting was in Stockholm last year, when Dimitrov won in three sets, but the Bulgarian has struggled at Roland Garros in the past, losing in the first round in two of the past four years.
Sock has made it past the first in each of the past two seasons, and is a solid pick at generous odds of 5/2, but the best bet is to back this match to go the distance.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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