With the 2019 French Open getting underway just over 48 hours ago, tennis betting enthusiasts across the globe are going to have some virtually non-stop grand slam betting action at their fingertips for the next two weeks. With that said and a new week on hand, the quartet of Tuesday second round French Open picks that you’re about to get could go a long way to helping you have a successful French Open betting campaign. Better yet, I’ve identified four second round matches that all look like they’re offering some excellent value for their own specific reasons. Now, let’s find out who’s in action on Tuesday.
Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 27th Edition
Ajla Tomljanović +420 / Simona Halep -714
Simona Halep, the World No. 2, is 23-8 on the year with no titles, but she’s the defending champ here and has appeared in two straight French Open finals. Ajla Tomljanović, the World No. 47, s a modest 18-14 on the year with no titles. These two have met once in Cincinnati a year ago where Halep recorded a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win in the Round of 32. Halep also reached the finals in Madrid before losing her first match in Rome. Now, the well-rested reigning champ is the easy pick to win and advance.
Tennis Betting Pick: Simona Halep in 3 Sets
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová +573 / Naomi Osaka -1111
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová has gone an uninspiring 10-12 on the year with no titles. The 24-year-old World No. 90 comes into this event off a solid showing in Madrid where she beat two household names in Monica Puig and Elise Mertens. World No. 1 Naomi Osaka is a robust 19-5 on the year. She enters this event looking to claim her third straight grand slam title after bagging the 2018 U.S. Open hardware and the 2019 Aussie Open title in January. Osaka reached the quarterfinals in Madrid and Rome in her last two events.
While clay is admittedly, not Naomi Osaka’s favorite surface, the two-time slam winner is the super easy pick here because of her edges in experience and power. These two have never met, but Naomi Osaka is just too good to lose here.
Tennis Betting Pick: Naomi Osaka in Straight Sets
Taro Daniel +461 / Gaël Monfils -833
26-year-old American Taro Daniel is just 9-13 on the year and he comes into this match off a decent showing in Geneva where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Nicolas Jarry. Still athletic 32-year-old Frenchman veteran Gaël Monfils is an encouraging 18-6 on the year with one title at Rotterdam in February. These two have never met, but I’m banking on Monfils to overpower the lesser-known Taro en route to a four-set win. Sure, Monfils is highly unpredictable, but he’s also one of the most explosive players in the world and possesses firepower that Taro Daniel just can’t match.
Tennis Betting Pick: Gaël Monfils in 4 Sets