Okay, BetUS tennis betting enthusiasts, with the 2020 French Open steamrolling into the third round and fourth rounds this weekend, it’s time to take a quick look back at what’s gone down recently before looking forward to what lies ahead this coming weekend.
2020 Men’s French Open Update
On Thursday, two-time reigning runner-up at Roland Garros, world No. 3 Dominic Thiem advanced to the fourth round for the fifth consecutive year via a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1, straight-sets victory over No. 28 Casper Ruud.
No. 13 seed Andrey Rublev continued his spectacular season by advancing in four sets over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina while No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut both advanced by way of easy, three-set wins.
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal took out Stefano Travaglia early on Friday, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0, in 95 minutes to advance while No. 6 seed and 2020 US Open runner-up Alex Zverev advanced in three sets. No. 12 seed, Diego Schwartzman, who beat Nadal on clay in Rome just two weeks ago, also advanced.
On Saturday, word No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on Daniel Elahi Galan in the third round while the fifth-seeded Tsitsipas battles Alijaz Bedene. No. 10, Bautista Agut hooks up with No. 17 and US Open semifinalist Pablo Careno Busta in what looks like a thriller waiting to happen.
On Sunday, blossoming Sebastian Korda takes on world No. 2 Rafael Nadal with Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open champion Peter Korda, looking for the upset. With his most recent win, Korda became the first qualifier to reach the men’s fourth round since 2011.
Also on Sunday, world No. 3 and 2020 US Open champ Dominic Thiem takes on Hugo Gaston after Gaston stunned three-time slam winner Stan Wawrinka with a bagel in their five-set thriller in the last round.
2020 Men’s French Open Odds
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5:00 AM
Christian Garin -125
Karen Khachanov -105
15th seed Karen Khachanov will take on 20th seed Cristian Garin in the third round of the 2020 French Open on Saturday. Garin has already won two clay court titles this season, at Cordoba and Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year-old also made the semis at the Hamburg Open last week before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Now, his third-round appearance at this French Open is his career-best performance at a major.
Karen Khachanov produced best run at a major in the 2019 French Open by reaching the quarters before losing to eventual runner-up Dominic Thiem.Khachanov and Garin have never played each other, but I like the No. 15 seed here to pounce on Garin’s weak second serve to get the win.
Pick: Karen Kachanov in 4 Sets
Daniel Altmaier +425
Matteo Berrettini -550
Seventh-seeded Matteo Berrettini will take on qualifier Daniel Altmaier in the third round of the on Saturday. While Altmaier has some good power on his serves, he’s also not the best mover on the court. The 186th-ranked German has overcome three rounds of qualifying and two main draw matches against Feliciano Lopez and Jan-Lennard Struff, but this is where his run ends as he faces a top 10 player for the first time in his career.
Pick: Matteo Berrettini in Straight Sets