The French Open is in the final week of action as we go into Memorial Day. The deadweight is being removed from the tournament, and we will have the WTA French Open Final on Saturday and then the ATP Final the next day on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic continues zipping along as he made easy work of Diego Schwartzman on Sunday afternoon. Schwartzman is a better clay better, but he looked awful in that one. Part of him looking awful was due to Djokovic forcing him into mistakes.
Djokovic is running a masterclass right now on the clary and I’m happy to have him on a future bet to win the French Open. Rafael Nadal went to five sets against Auger-Aliassime, but he figured it out.
🚨 IT. IS. ON. 🚨
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 29, 2022
Another opponent that could bother Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, is off to the quarterfinal after a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Karen Khachanov in the third round. He had a scarce against Ramos-Vinolas, but has won six straight sets since then.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, on a very good day, could give Joker a good match. Tsitsipas is coming off his most impressive effort in the French Open.
Tsitsipas is ranked No. 4 in the French Open. He’s a spot ahead of Nadal and two clear of Alcaraz. It’s not going to be long before Alcaraz is a top-3 player on the ATP Tour. He’s only a 19-year-old and continues to improve himself.
I’d put Alcaraz just before Tsitsipas, but that’s not the bet for today. Tsitsipas meets 19-year-old Dane, Holger Rune. Rune hasn’t lost a set and has an upset over ranked Denis Shapovalov in the opening round, 6-3, 6-1, 7-6.
Rune hasn’t lost a set in the French Open, but faces a stiff challenge against one of the best players on the ATP Tour on the clay. Head below for our free Rune vs. Tsitsipas prediction on May 30, 2022.
Holger Rune vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas ATP French Open Live Betting Odds:
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|Stefanos Tsitsipas||-6.5 (-115)||-445||Under 34 (-115)|
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Holger Rune vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas Prediction:
Holger Rune has looked at his best in the French Open. He’s ranked No. 40 globally, but playing like a top-10 player in this tournament. However, Rune hasn’t played anyone like Tsitsipas on the clay in the French Open.
Tsitsipas may not be Djokovic, but he’s most comfortable on the clay and is considerably tougher than his first three opponents in the French Open.
After a first-round scare, where Tsitsipas lost the first two sets against Lorenzo Musetti, he’s only lost one set since then.
In his latest outing, he pasted Ymer for an easy 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win. That’s what Tsitsipas can do on a good day on the clay.
Rune has to keep composed and try to get Tsitsipas flustered early on in this match. If Tsitsipas gets comfortable, that’s going to be it and we’ll likely have a quick three-set match.
This is the first time that Rune and Tsitsipas have played each other in their careers. Rune might learn quickly that beating the Greek on clay isn’t easy.
Last year, he was a monster, with a record of 22-4 on the clay in 2021. He was an incredible 54-13 in sets. His terrific form has carried over to 2022 despite it taking a minute for him to get rolling at Roland Garros.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 26, 2022
After stomping Ymer, Tsitsipas appears to be focused and locked in for the quarterfinal. Rune is having a good French Open, but Tsitsipas should end this tournament for him on Monday. I’m on Tsitsipas to win 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 for a win and cover.