Tennis First Serve: 2022 French Open, Schedule, Odds, Best Bets and More

The 2022 French Open moves into the second round
FILE PHOTO: Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 23, 2022 General view of a tennis ball on a clay court REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The 2022 French Open has moved into its second round, but we’ve already seen our fair share of upsets. 17th-seeded American Reilly Opelka lost his first-round match, as did 2nd-seeded Barbora Krejcikova, and 5th-seeded Anett Kontaveit.

As we continue on in the tournament, we’ll give you the day’s schedule for both the Men’s and Women’s Draw, as well as some of our favorite bets for the day.

Just as a primer for those who are new to betting on tennis, you are able to bet on four things:

  • Moneyline: who will win the match
  • Game spread: how many total games will one player win by?
  • Set spread: how many sets will one player win by?
  • Over/Under: over or under how many total games will be played in the match?

 

2022 French Open Schedule and Picks – May 26th

 

Court Philippe Chatrier: Starts At

6:30 A.M. EST

R64 Country Flag Laslo Djere VS (2) Country Flag
Daniil Medvedev
R64 (22) Country Flag Madison Keys VS Country Flag
R64 (WC) Country Flag Gilles Simon VS Country Flag
Steve Johnson
R64 Country Flag Alize Cornet VS (13) Country Flag

Best Bet: Madison Keys (-4.5 games) +112 on DraftKings

I like Keys, but this is mainly about her opponent. Garcia has played only once in the last few months and that was during her first-round win over a player who was visibly cramping during the match. Garcia may not be 100% recovered from her injury, and Keys has serve to cruise through this match. It also helps that Garcia makes as many unforced errors as Keys usually does.

 

Court: Suzanne Lenglen Starts At 5:00 A.M. EST

R64 (3) Country Flag Paula Badosa VS Country Flag
R64 (LL) Country Flag Pedro Cachin VS Country Flag
Hugo Gaston
R64 (1) Country Flag Iga Swiatek VS Country Flag
R64 (Q) Country Flag Zdenek Kolar VS (4) Country Flag
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Best Bet: Iga Swiatek (-7.5 games) -140 on DraftKings

Yes, this is a lot of games in tennis, but I also don’t think it’s enough. Swiatek is the number one woman in the world for a reason. She has a tremendous serve and has the groundstrokes to dominate a match from the baseline. She also moves better than Riske. She just does everything way better than risk. This might be over quickly.

 

Court Simonne Mathieu: Starts At 5:00 A.M. EST

R64 (WC) Country Flag Leolia Jeanjean VS (8) Country Flag
R64 (24) Country Flag Frances Tiafoe VS Country Flag
David Goffin
R64 (19) Country Flag Simona Halep VS Country Flag
R64 (7) Country Flag Andrey Rublev VS Country Flag
Federico Delbonis

Best Bet: Karolina Pliskova (under 19.5 games) +115 on DraftKings

Pliskova needs just 12 games to secure a win over wild card Jeanjean. However, we can’t really bet on 6-0, 6-0; however, I still don’t think Pliskova will lose many games her; maybe four all match. That makes me feel comfortable in taking this bet in what I think will be a bit of a cakewalk.

Frances Tiafoe in the 2022 French Open
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 24, 2022 Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. reacts during his first round match against France’s Benjamin Bonzi REUTERS/Yves Herman

Court 14: Starts At 5:00 A.M. EST

R64 (8) Country Flag Casper Ruud VS Country Flag
Emil Ruusuvuori
R64 (WC) Country Flag Katie Volynets VS (16) Country Flag
R64 Country Flag Marco Cecchinato VS (12) Country Flag
Hubert Hurkacz
R64 Country Flag Madison Brengle VS (7) Country Flag

 

Court 7: Starts At 5:00 A.M. EST

R64 (11) Country Flag Jessica Pegula VS Country Flag
R64 Country Flag Marton Fucsovics VS (20) Country Flag
Marin Cilic
R64 (9) Country Flag Danielle Collins VS Country Flag
R64 Country Flag Roberto Carballes Baena VS (11) Country Flag
Jannik Sinner

Best Bet: Danielle Collins (-4.5 games) (-105 at DraftKings)

This just comes down to me believing Collins is the far superior player. She has a much better serve and is more athletic with better overall movement. I think those will be too huge factors, especially considering Collins is the more aggressive and assertive player. Since Rogers isn’t a player known for her power, I think Collins should be able to force the tempo and take some big sets.

Jessica Pegula in the 2022 French Open
May 24, 2022; Paris, France; Jessica Pegula (USA) returns a shot from Qiang Wang (CHN) during their match on day three of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros.Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Court 6: Starts At 5:00 A.M. EST

R64 (Q) Country Flag Aleksandra Krunic VS (29) Country Flag
R64 (28) Country Flag Miomir Kecmanovic VS Country Flag
Alexander Bublik
R64 (28) Country Flag Camila Giorgi VS Country Flag
R64 (29) Country Flag Daniel Evans VS Country Flag
Mikael Ymer

Best Bet: Mikael Ymer (+4.5 games) at -112 on DraftKings

There are some people who think Ymer can win this match outright, and while I can’t go that far, I do think this is going to be a very closely contested match. Evans is not a particularly skilled clay court player, while Ymer has been better on clay in his career. Ymer is a more active and athletic player, so I think we can keep up with Evan’s style of play, which is more about defense and return game than aggressive offense.

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