Roland Garros Day 3
Two days now complete at Roland Garros and still no major upsets. Djokovic, Federer and Berdych all won for the Men and Azarenka, Radwanska and Li won for the Women. Of those six the only one that struggled a little was Azarenka who dropped the first set vs. Britani in a tie break.
Day 3 should be fun as David Ferrer and Nadal play for the Men and some postponed matches such as Sharapova, Kvitova and Serena will play for the Women. The match of the day should be Juan Ignacio Chela vs. Marcos Baghdatis. Chela loves this surface and if Baghdatis hasn't been partying too much he has a shot. Baghdatis is -145 right now but this one is a tossup. We are leaning toward Marcos in a long drawn out affair.
It seems like the old days of boring clay court tennis are long gone. The points are shorter and that is good news for the better players. It used to be that the underdog could just slide the ball back and frustrate the favorites but so far the court is playing very fast, don't look for that many surprises early on.
We are calling up America's Bookie today and making a few plays. Jarkko Nieminen and his funky game never lets us down, we are betting him -145 vs. Andreev, who hasn't been himself this year. For the Women we are calling for a slight upset with Pironkova +220 over Wickmayer.
Most of the other matches have obvious winners that the odds are very high on. If you like to bet that way take Tipsarevic who is -480 over Sam Querrey. Querrey has been playing badly and shouldn't stand a chance on this surface. Be back tomorrow to take a look at the start of the second round.
- Stephens falls in Brussels QFs
- Cornet reaches Strasbourg semis
- Querrey loses in Nice quarters
- Haas pulls out in Duesseldorf
- Simon, Querrey win; Isner exits Nice
- Wozniacki ousted; Stephens into Brussels quarters
- Querrey wins; Isner exits Nice
- Cornet reaches quarters on home soil
- Del Potro pulls out of French Open
- Murray withdraws from French Open