French Open Odds, Preview, Picks: Grigor Dimitrov vs. Borna Coric Betting Preview (May 25)

French Open Odds, Preview, Picks: Grigor Dimitrov vs. Borna Coric Betting Preview (May 25) article feature image

Clive Brunskill/Getty. Pictured: Borna Coric.

  • Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric will face off for a spot in the French Open's third round.
  • Luke Holmberg previews the match, offering analysis on the betting value that is presented.
  • Read on to see how he's betting the Wednesday matchup.

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Dimitrov vs. Coric Odds

Dimitrov Odds-385
Coric Odds+290
Time 9:30 am ET 
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Welcome to round two of the French Open!

As Borna Coric and Grigor Dimitrov are set to face off, we will get to witness a battle between two phenomenal athletes. Coric and Dimitrov have peak rankings of No. 12 and No. 3 respectively, and this match has the potential to be a thriller that reflects that.

While attempting to return to his peak form post-injury, Coric earned an impressive and much-needed win in the first round over Taberner.

Now, he hopes to present a challenge to Dimitrov, who has only lost to one player in the last month. That's against the man holding the highest clay court Elo Rating – Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Let's jump into it.

Is Coric Ready For A Physical Battle?

Coric had struggled in his return from injury, winning just his second match of the year on Sunday.

His potential is never in question, but we do have to wonder whether he will fulfill it against Dimitrov. Generally, Coric can do it all on the tennis court, from playing wicked defense to firing off both wings – with a remarkable backhand in particular.

Despite his lack of wins, Coric has yet to drop a match in straight sets. This includes pushing Zverev, Sinner, and Davidovich Fokina to the brink.

Even though the fitness in these matches does not compare to the best-of-five format in a slam, the three-day gap between matches will assure that Coric will be fresh tomorrow. However, his fitness will be in question if this drags very deep.

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Dimitrov In Middle Of Excellent Run

Dimitrov is one of the greatest athletes on the tour, and there's no doubt that he will give it his all and make his opponent work for every point.

The Bulgarian has had a wonderful clay season in Europe, as noted by his semi-final in Monte Carlo and wins over top-tier clay courters in Ruud and Schwartzman.

If not for facing Tsitsipas in three consecutive tournaments, Dimitrov could be making headlines with even more momentum coming into the French.

With his performance during this clay season and his vengeful 6-1 6-1 6-1 thrashing of American Marcos Giron, Dimitrov has found his stride and will be looking to make a run to the second week of a slam once again.

Betting Value

I expect that Coric's athleticism and style of play will cause Dimitrov plenty of problems.

He will put up a fight permitted his stamina does not falter, but even with this worry, his talent, grit, and determination are too much to pass up at this price.

Back Coric to push Dimitrov, and maybe just pull of a second round stunner.

Pick: Over 3.5 sets (-130 via DraftKings) | Borna Coric ML (+300 via FanDuel)

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