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Day 7 of the French Open at Roland Garros sees some big names in action. Men’s world number 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas is in action against Swedish number one Mikael Ymer, whilst top seed Iga Swiatek takes on Danka Kovinic in the women’s 3rd round. We’ve also got a hot tip as US number 5 Madison Keys plays Kazahk Elena Rybakina.
Here’s our trio of top tips for Saturday’s action…
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The world number one has kicked off the French Open in impressive style beating her opening two opponents in straight sets, only dropping two games in each match (Yes, two games!). She has now brought her win streak to 30 straight matches and by all accounts should make it 31 tomorrow.
Danka Kovinic has started well this week, overcoming two tricky players in rounds 1 and 2, but hasn’t really been tested this year at all really. She has dropped down and played in a few lower tier tournaments in the run up to Roland Garros, however for me Iga Swiatek is a step too far for Kovinic. I expect this match to be over relatively quickly, and Swiatek -8.5 on the game handicap looks a solid proposition for me.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas has been given a great opportunity to go far at this year’s French Open having been gifted a favourable draw avoiding the big guns in Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz until at least the final. Having said that, the Greek has looked rather wobbly in his opening two matches of the event, coming back from the two sets down against Lorenzo Musetti and getting the better of Zdeněk Kolar in four sets (three of which went to a tie-break).
Mikael Ymer on the other hand has looked relatively solid in his first two matches, beating Aussie Duckworth in three sets, and upsetting the seeded Brit in Dan Evans with relative ease. I can see Ymer snatching a set in this match, but Tsitsipas should prove to stern a test for him this time round, so both players to win a set and Tsitsipas to win looks a solid price to me.
In what could be the match of the day, two seeded players in Madison Keys and Elana Rybakina face off in what is their first meeting on tour. Both players this week have shown grit in their first-round matches, both going the distance and winning the third sets. Keys has struggled on clay this season, with the French Open third round being her best event to date, failing to get past the second in Rome, Madrid and Charleston.
On the other hand, Rybakina has looked impressive this week making light work of Katie Volynets in her last match so should be the fresher of the pair going into Saturday’s match. I expect Keys to come out strong in the first set but taper off in the closing parts of the match, with Rybakina winning 2-1.
French Open Day 7 Tips
- Mikael Ymer v Stefanos Tsitsipas – Tsitsipas to win & both players to win a set
- Iga Swiatek vs. Danka Kovinic – Swiatek (-8.5) Game Handicap
- Madison Keys vs. Elena Rybakina – Rybakina 2-1
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