There are two Americans that appeal at current odds on Day 5 at Roland Garros.
The first is France Tiafoe to defeat Aslan Karatsev. I do feel as though the general level of Tiafoe is somewhat overrated at the moment. Although his best ‘clay’ result was his Houston title, he has shown his game can translate to the red clay as well with some of his results over the last couple of years. His athleticism works on the clay, and forces his opposition to overextend consistently, and although Karatsev has had some success on the clay in recent weeks, I do have some question marks around the strength of opposition. Just the 1 unit in this one, however Tiafoe’s mix of power and athleticism makes for an incredibly tough match-up.
The other American to catch my eye tonight is Tommy Paul to defeat Nicolas Jarry. Jarry was incredibly fortunate that Dellien completely lost his range in the first round, providing the Chilean with far too many short balls that were far too easy to dispatch in his current form. I did think Jarry looked a touch lethargic in round 1, and against a superior return of serve and big game player in Paul, who put in his best performance of the clay season in round 1 against Stricker, I’d have the odds in this one closer to a coin flip. In fact, I give the slight edge to Paul in the ratings, so a 1.25 unit selection is warranted.
1 unit Tiafoe to defeat Karatsev at $2 at Bet365
1.25 units Paul to defeat Jarry at $2.28 at Betfair minus commission
Over 18s Only (21+ in some jurisdictions). 1 unit = 1% of bankroll. Please enjoy your betting responsibly. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and do not chase a loss.