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French Open Preview: Dimitrov To Drag It Out In The Quarters

The action at Roland Garros is heating up, as we’re now at the quarter-final stage. On Tuesday, we’ve got four matches to look at where we could have a few close encounters.
French Open Preview

Grigor Dimitrov v Jannik Sinner

The market is hugely in favour of Jannik Sinner progressing to the semi-finals, but I don’t think it will be plain sailing. Dimitrov has been playing well at Roland Garros and has only dropped one set in the entire tournament. Furthermore, he knocked out the eight-seed Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round without breaking a sweat.

Though Sinner has had a pretty comfortable ride to the quarterfinals, he hasn’t played a seeded player until now. Coming into the French Open, there was a lot of speculation around Sinner and his fitness, as he didn’t play in the Italian Open due to a hip injury. Sinner has insisted that his hip is holding up, but there have been a few moments where he’s looked in pain.

I think this is a match that could well go all the way into five sets, and if it does, the value could be siding with Dimitrov to come out on top.

Tip: Dimitrov To Beat Sinner In Five Sets (17/2)

Stefanos Tsitsipas v Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz is unbeaten when playing against Tsitsipas, having never lost to him in five meetings. The Spaniard has had a smooth passage to the quarter-finals and has looked in command in most of his matches.

Tsitsipas likes the clay and reached the final at Roland Garros in 2021. I’d expect him to put up a good fight here. I can see him taking a set off Alcaraz, but I think the World Number Three will just have too much class, and he’ll win 3-1.

Tip: Alcaraz To Beat Tsitsipas 3-1 (13/5)

Iga Swiatek v Marketa Vondrousova 

This match doesn’t make much appeal from a betting perspective. Swiatek has been in imperious form at Roland Garros and hasn’t dropped a set. Vondrousova has played well, and she merits respect after winning Wimbledon last year.

She has made it to the final of the French Open in 2019, but her record against Swiatek doesn’t give her backers much encouragement after losing all her previous matches against her. 

I just expect Swiatek to progress through in straight sets.

Tip: No Bet

Coco Gauff v Ons Jabeur

This is probably the match of the women’s quarterfinals, as both players are class acts on their day. There isn’t much to separate them on paper. Gauff is probably just the better player on clay, but Jabeur’s record of getting to the latter stages of Grand Slams is also strong.

Gauff hasn’t dropped a set, and Jabeur has only dropped one, so both players are in decent shape. 

I think this match will be decided in three sets, but Gauff will just edge it 2-1. It’s a match I’m looking forward to watching.

Tip: Gauff To Beat Jabeur 2-1 (11/4)

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