Camila Giorgi v Sloane Stephens: Giorgi to win – 5/4
Both Giorgi and Stephens have eased into round three with facile wins over Mariana Duque-Mariño and Magdalena Fręch respectively. The Italian has been exhibiting a very high level on clay and we feel she will have enough to get over the line in a tight one against the US Open champion.
Damir Dzumhur v Alexander Zverev: Dzumhur to win a set – 6/4
These players came through tight, long battles in round two, but we’re backing the diminutive Bosnian to win a set here. Dzumhur won the only meeting between the pair at the end of last year and although they have contrasting form coming into this tournament, we believe he has enough to get a set on the board here against the German.
Fernando Verdasco v Grigor Dimitrov: Total Match Games Over 39.5 – 4/5
Here we have two men who have never quite reached the heights expected of them. Both have reached Grand Slam semi-finals, but are yet to make that next step. Neither particularly favour the clay courts, with Verdasco’s six fourth round appearances being the furthest they’ve gone in the French Open. This uncertainty on the dirt and the lack of bottle should see this one go the distance or at least cover the total games handicap at 4/5.
Lucas Pouille v Karen Khachanov: Pouille to win – 8/11
World no.16 Pouille takes on rising Russian star Khachanov for a place in the last 16. Pouille has been in poor form of late, losing in the first or second round of his last four tournaments. However, he’s always been a man for the big stage and loves a home crowd. He’s reached the final of his last two events in France and we expect the home crowd to take him over the line here.
* All odds correct at time of posting.