The 2022 French Open enters round two on Wednesday, May 25, providing us with plenty of exciting games to watch and bet on.
In this betting preview, we will take a look at a pair of Wednesday games and provide you with picks and predictions, with all the information you’ll need to make smart picks on the French Open Betting Odds.
2022 French Open Picks for Day 4 – Wednesday, May 25 | ATP Betting
Alexander Zverev vs Sebastian Baez
The third seed, Alexander Zverev, will face off against the current world no.36 Sebastian Baez in the second round of the 2022 French Open in what promises to be a very one-sided affair. And there are many reasons to believe that will be the case.
Zverev kicked off his quest for the French Open title with a commanding win against Sebastian Ofner, who he beat 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday. Admittedly, the second set was a bit more competitive, but it never seemed like Zverev wasn’t in full control of the match.
On the other side, we have Sebastian Baez, who is making his debut at the French Open, and he has yet to disappoint. In the first round, the young tennis player was paired with the experienced Dusan Lajovic and came out on top with a superb display of skill.
After taking the first set 6-3, Sebastian Baez slipped in the second (3-6) before rounding up the game with 6-4 and 6-3. Even more impressive was his comeback in the third set, when Baez fell behind 1-3 but turned things around.
Zverev met with Baez just once before, won the match easily, and heads into this match 1-0 up in the H2H. And even though Sebastian Baez has shown an incredible fight in R1, there is little to suggest he will manage to upset Zverev.
Until we see Zverev start to struggle, he is a sure bet against lower-rated opponents, and unless he shoots himself in the foot, Zverev should come out ahead in straight sets.
Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win in straight sets
Cameron Norrie vs Jason Kubler
World no.10 Cameron Norrie will clash with the unseeded Jason Kubler on Wednesday in the second round of the 2022 French Open. Norrie enters the match as the clear favorite and is, in the eyes of many, the dark horse to go all the way and lift the trophy.
Whether he will actually do it is anyone’s guess, but Norris is undeniably a class above Kubler, who really hasn’t had a chance to prove his worth at the top level yet. Admittedly, he played well in R1, where he defeated Kudla, but he only barely made it past the American player with 7-6, 7-6, 7-6.
On the other side, Norrie eased past Guinard, who had shown some resistance but wasn’t a match for the Brit, who came out ahead with 7-6, 6-2, 6-2. With that win, Norrie continued his solid form, which he has seemingly found at the Delray Beach Open, which he won by beating Reilly Opelka.
He followed that up with a strong showing in Mexico, where he lost against Nadal in the finals. Admittedly, Norrie didn’t impress in Monte Carlo, Madrid, and Rome, where he didn’t make it past R32, but he made QF in Barcelona and won the title in Lyon.
Norrie is an overwhelming favorite for this match, and there is no reason to doubt his chances of coming out on top. He has been showing excellent form and should fancy his chances to defeat Kubler, which he should, but we would argue that Kubler has enough talent in him to show some resistance.
Kubler is a very aggressive player, which could catch Norrie off guard and see him drop a set. But we wouldn’t count on Kubler to achieve much more than that.
Prediction: Cameron Norrie to win 3-1