Must-Bet French Open Second-Round Matches

Must-Bet French Open Second-Round Matches

The 2023 French Open at Roland Garros is barely through its second day of first-round action, and there have already been a few shocking upsets, while several tournament favorites have had to scrape and claw to earn their place in the Round of 64. There are also more than a few intriguing second-round matches scheduled.

Let’s get into some of the early-round headlines plus the updated French Open lines for the second round.


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2023 French Open: Singles Second-Round: May 31, 2023


Auger-Aliassime and Evans Out in the Men’s Draw | Major Upset in Early Action

Admittedly, Felix Auger-Aliassime would have been one of my sleeper picks for the 2023 French Open.

Although he hasn’t been able to follow up a breakout 2022 campaign with much success in 2023, Roland Garros presented an opportunity for him to reclaim his game at a venue where he has proven himself as an elite player – Auger-Aliassime became just the second player in history to take Rafael Nadal to five sets in last year’s French Open.

However, Italian Fabio Fogini beat the 22-year-old Canadian in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Auger-Aliassime had just three aces and eight double faults. He only saved one of nine breakpoints. He later said he was dealing with stomach issues during the match.

Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nick Kyrgios’ doubles partner, scored an upset victory over 20-seed Dan Evans. Kokkinakis won the match 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on the strength of 10 aces and 5-of-13 breakpoints.


Reigning Olympic Champion Out in the Women’s Draw | Major Upset in Early Action

Belinda Bencic, an eight-time winner on the WTA Tour and reigning Olympic champion, is the most notable name out of the women’s draw in the first round. Elina Avanesyan beat Bencic 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Bencic made seven double faults and won just 59 percent of points on first serve.

Bencic’s early loss isn’t all that surprising, however. She hadn’t played since April 9 in the final of the Charleston Open and had been dealing with a hip injury that caused her to miss WTA 1000 events in Madrid and Rome.


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Ugo Humbert vs. Lorenzo Sonego

French Open Odds: Ugo Humbert (-101) vs. Lorenzo Sonego (-136)
When: May 31, 2023 at 12:00 am ET


Ugo Humbert beat fellow French player Adrian Mannarino in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in the first round on Sunday, while Lorenzo Sonego is coming off of an upset win over American Ben Shelton 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Humbert won the first meeting between the two players in 2021, and Sonego evened the score at the Monte-Carlos Masters earlier this season. Umbert was much more dominant in his first-round victory, however, and should be more rested with the benefit of the crowd support.

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Varvara Gracheva vs. Sloane Stephens | Second Round

French Open Odds: Varvara Gracheva (+121) vs. Sloane Stephens (-168)
When: May 31, 2023 at 12:00 am ET


The second-round match between Varvara Gracheva and Sloane Stephens presents a good opportunity for some value betting. Gracheva at +121 is a solid bet as she has a 2-1 record against Stephens and beat the 30-year-old American in straight sets at the ATX Open in Austin, Texas, earlier this year.

Gracheva is 28-16 this season and has youth on her side at just 22 years old. Stephens, meanwhile, is a shell of the player who won the US Open in 2017.

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