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French Open Quarterfinal Tips & Previews, Wednesday 9th June

Our experts break down the French Open to find the best tips and value.

A huge night of quarterfinal games on both sides of the French Open draw. 

Rafael Nadal attempts to continue his clay court blitz, while Novak Djokovic faces another feisty Italian. 

Iga Swiatek takes to the court too as our team lands on the best bets from Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman

9th June 9:30pm

The toughest test to date at the French Open arrives for Rafael Nadal when he takes on the number ten seed Diego Schwartzman. 

Nadal has been at his brilliant best having yet to drop a set through his first four rounds of the grand slam but neither has Schwartzman who is playing career best tennis. 

The 13-time French Open champion may have a fight on his hands in this one despite his dominant 10-1 head to head record over his Argentinian rival. 

Schwartzman’s first win over Nadal actually came last year on the clay when despatched the 35-year-old in straight sets at the Rome Masters. 

But Nadal being Nadal decided to respond with a straight set thumping of Schwartzman when it really mattered in the French Open semi-final last year. 

You just cannot tip against Nadal on the clay in France and be extremely confident. 

Nadal wins this, but Schwartzman will fight his heart out regardless of his long odds.

Suggested Bets: 
Total games over 28.5 at $1.78

Novak Djokovic vs. Matteo Berrettini

10th June 4:00am

Novak Djokovic faces another talented Italian this time in the form of world number nine Matteo Berrettini. 

Djokovic survived a huge scare from 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti in the fourth round after fighting back from two sets to love down. 

The world number one could probably count himself a tad lucky given Musetti completely ran out of gas and retired after going 4-0 down in the fifth set. 

Berrettini, however, represents a far greater challenge than young Musetti did. 

The 25-year-old Italian has only dropped one set this tournament and comes into this match with fresh legs after Roger Federer withdrew from their fourth round encounter. 

Despite both players being so high in the ATP rankings, Djokovic and Berrettini have only played each other once with Djokovic winning that encounter back in 2019 in straight sets. 

But the dirt of Roland Garros represents a big chance for Berrettini to level up given his 81% winning strike rate on the surface in 2021. 

Suggested Bet:
Matteo Berrettini head to head at $4.23
Total games over 33.5 at $1.80

Maria Sakkari vs. Iga Swiatek

9th June 8:00pm

Declaring the winner of this match between Maria Sakkari and Iga Swiatek to be the winner of the French Open. 

These two women have been eloquent and powerful when gracing the clay courts of Roland Garros in this French Open and we are set for arguably the match of the tournament. 

Sakkari made an absolute mess of Sofia Kenin in the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-3 thumping of the number four seed, while defending champion Swiatek kept her unblemished 2021 French Open record intact to win in straight sets against Marta Kostyuk. 

Swiatek was and still is the tournament favourite thanks to her nearly faultless record on clay in 2021. 

The 20-year-old has won 12 out of a possible 13 matches on the dirt surface this season and her court coverage and power has been formidable in Paris so far. 

Sakkari will prove no easy beat though. 

The talented world number 18 has broken her opponents serve 22 times with a 43% conversion rate and her first serve conversion has been immense. 

Sakkari is going to be a force on tour for many years but Swiatek is the one to be with in this game. 

Suggested Bet:
Iga Swiatek 2-0 at $1.62

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