Friday French Open Odds, Picks, Predictions | Third Round Roland Garros Analysis

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The third round of the French Open has arrived, meaning the level of play in the capital of France is only getting higher as the stakes are also growing larger.

Our team of tennis experts have written up their favorite plays of Friday's French Open slate, including matches that feature Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic and Elina Svitolina.

Read on to see where we are finding value ahead of a stacked slate of play.

Matches are listed in chronological order. Match times are subject to change and many will be played after the projected start time. Read here for advice on watching the French Open. Please bet responsibly.

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Friday French Open Picks

Karen Khachanov vs Thanasi Kokkinakis

5 a.m. ET

Friday's action kicks off with a big-hitting contest between Karen Khachanov and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Kenny Ducey previews the match, and he delivers his betting prediction.

Andrey Rublev vs Lorenzo Sonego

6:15 a.m. ET

Is this the time for Andrey Rublev to relive the struggles that he had with Lorenzo Sonego the last time they met on clay?

Read on to see why the Russian may be tested on Friday.

Anastasia Potapova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

6:15 a.m. ET

The women's draw features an intriguing match featuring two players that are surely liking their chances as dark horse contenders.

Jon Reid previews Anastasia Potapova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Elina Svitolina vs Anna Blinkova

7 a.m. ET

One of the most impressive runs of the tournament thus far has come from Elina Svitolina, who will engage in a rematch with Anna Blinkova, who she beat last week.

David Gertler breaks down the match.

Fabio Fognini vs Sebastian Ofner

7:35 a.m. ET

Italian veteran Fabio Fognini will square off with Sebastian Ofner as he looks to continue his amazing run of form.

Will he be able to deliver? Luke Holmberg explores.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Cameron Norrie

8:15 a.m. ET

Lorenzo Musetti has been one of the best players of the French Open thus far, but he faces an intriguing stylistic matchup with the consistent Cam Norrie.

Who has the edge in this battle?

Novak Djokovic vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

8:15 a.m. ET

Novak Djokovic continues his quest for a record 23rd Grand Slam title with a matchup against one of the most entertaining players on the men's side of the game, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

See how Kenny Ducey is handicapping the legend's match.

Sloane Stephens vs Yulia Putintseva

8:45 a.m. ET

Former French Open finalist Sloane Stephens will meet the feisty Yulia Putintseva in the third round.

The American has been in incredible form, and Reid believes he will keep it going.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Diego Schwartzman

9:30 a.m. ET

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman played one of the best matches of the 2022 season in Monte Carlo, and they meet again in Paris.

Carmine Carcieri delivers his best bet for the third round matchup.

Hubert Hurkacz vs Juan Pablo Varillas

9:30 a.m. ET

Hubert Hurkacz isn't known for his clay court game while Juan Pablo Varillas has made his career on the surface.

How will this clash of style unfold?

Karolina Muchova vs Irina Camelia-Begu

11 a.m. ET

Karolina Muchova vs Irina Camelia-Begu may not be the biggest matchup of the day, but Gertler believes it contains a great spot for an underdog play.

Read on for his plus-money pick.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Denis Shapovalov

2:15 p.m. ET

Carlos Alcaraz is a heavy favorite in his clash with Denis Shapovalov, but Ducey believes the Canadian presents danger.

See why he's backing the underdog to compete with the tournament favorite.

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