Tennis Tips: A 94/1 treble among Monday’s best bets at the French Open

Paddy Power tennis trader Ben O'Byrne takes centre-stage to kick off the week at Stade Roland Garros.

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1pm: Holger Rune v Stefanos Tsitsipas – Tsitsipas to Win 3-1

Despite gruelling battles with Lorenzo Musetti and Zdenek Kolar, Stefanos Tsitsipas blew past Mikael Ymer in straight sets, setting the Greek up for his fourth consecutive appearance in the fourth round at Roland Garros. Tsitsipas (World No. 4) has had a great year on tour, having the joint most wins (34) and defending his ATP Masters 1000 title in Monte-Carlo, and looks to keep this flying form as he comes up against the young Dane Holger Rune.

On the road to the fourth round, the 19-year-old from Copenhagen dismissed home favourite Hugo Gaston on Court Philippe-Chatrier rather convincingly (6-3, 6-3, 6-3). Rune in his 3rd grand slam, and first in Roland Garros, is yet to drop a set coming into this 4th round contest where he’ll play Tsitsipas in their first meeting.

Tsitsipas has the experience, knowledge and clay pedigree coming into this bout, and is expected to breeze past Rune and book his place in the quarter finals, but Rune has shown to be a fighter in underdog scenarios – he stole a set off Novak Djokovic at the US Open & took two off Soonwoo Kwon in the Australian Open. Tsitsipas should win this, but Rune can still grab a set.

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3pm Iga Swiatek v Qinwen Zheng – 6-0 Set in Match – Yes

Champion here in 2020, Iga Swiatek is currently looking to extend a 31-game unbeaten streak further this year as she comes face to face with French Open Debutante Zheng Qinwen. Ranked 74th in the world, Zheng, beat Simona Halep in the second round to gain her first win versus a top 20 player, before getting an easy route to the 4th round after Alize Cornet’s retirement. Zheng only had 1 win on clay this year prior to Roland Garros.

Meanwhile world number 1, Iga Swiatek had a hard-fought victory against Danka Kovinic (6-3, 7-5) and leading 4-1 in the second as she was pushed to her limits. World number 1 Swiatek, remains the only top 10 player left in the tournament, and this is her competition to lose. It looks set to be a comfortable outing for Swiatek, don’t be surprised if she dismantles Zheng and wins a set completely unanswered.

4pm: Andrey Rublev v Jannik Sinner – Total Tie Breaks Over 1.5

A fourth meeting for Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner as they come up against each other in the fourth round at Roland Garros. Rublev (world no. 7) has had a fruitful year on tour this year, winning 3 titles (Dubai, Belgrade, Marseille) however, he hasn’t had the easiest run in at the French Open this year, needing four sets to get by each of his opponents so far.

The Italian Jannik Sinner (world no. 12) meanwhile has had more difficulties with himself than his opponents this season, Injuries and illness have been plaguing his season, while an injury cropped up during his 3rd round fight against McDonald, and threatened retirement, but Jannik still powered through to get a 3-set victory.

Coming into this, both players look evenly matched, both have had tough battles to get this far into the tournament. Both players have been held to tie-breaks already this tournament, and could be likely that Rublev (2 tiebreaks) and Sinner (1 tiebreak) go to some themselves again. Both players can go the full way, and if Sinner can keep his fitness, looks like this game could get a couple tie-breaks that go either way.

Monday’s tennis tips:

1pm: Holger Rune v Stefanos Tsitsipas – Tsitsipas to Win 3-1
3pm Iga Swiatek v Qinwen Zheng – 6-0 Set in Match – Yes
4pm: Andrey Rublev v Jannik Sinner – Total Tie Breaks Over 1.5

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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