John Isner vs. Quentin Halys French Open Odds, Analysis, Predictions (May 22)
DeFodi Images/Getty. Pictured: John Isner in a match against Rafael Nadal.
- John Isner will square off with Frenchman Quentin Halys in the first round at Roland Garros.
- Luke Holmberg evaluates the big-hitting battle and offers his best bet for the match.
- Read on to see his analysis and value wager for the round one matchup.
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John Isner vs. Quentin Halys Odds
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The ever-powerful and dangerous John Isner takes on the surging Frenchman Quentin Halys in the first round of the French Open.
Two players emerging from careers with significant disparity, the once-ranked world No.8 Isner finds himself with a formidable opponent in Halys who just reached a career high world No. 86 with only one ATP main draw appearance on the year.
Recently, Isner found success with Diego Schwartzman on the doubles court in Rome, but he hasn’t been as accomplished this year on the singles court, amassing an 11-11 record thus far.
Halys has racked up a remarkable 36 wins since the calendar turned to 2022. With short, serve-dominated points expected in any match of Isner’s, Halys’ recent form and situation brings intriguing betting value to this match.
Isner is a threat to any player with his booming serve and the result of tremendous pressure on the other player to hold serve.
Although he is still ranked inside the top 30, Isner has begun to slow down as he sits at .500 on the season overall with a 5-3 record on clay courts.
He is only 2-2 on European clay, and his final run in Houston played under conditions much more similar to green clay. In comparison to the red dirt in Europe, this favors big hitters more significantly.
Halys has been very impressive on the season. In his most recent tournament, Halys lost in the final on clay to another big server, Alexei Popyrin. In that match, he won more games and points than the Aussie, and he wasn’t broken once.
Adding that to two other challenger runner-ups and two titles in 2022, Halys is producing undeniably great tennis. This year, Halys is winning over 75% of his first serves, a stat that will make it all the less likely for Isner to find a way through his service games.
Despite Isner’s serve being the far better of the two, Halys can not be written off and he should dominate the extended rallies as well as have no problem controlling points when the ball is on his racket.
With the crowd surely to be behind the in-form countryman at home, expect the encouragement and energy to give Halys the edge in crucial moments throughout this match.
With the Frenchman playing in France and producing some of the best tennis of his career against a dipping Isner, I will gladly take Halys at plus-money to win his first main draw match at Roland Garros since 2016.
Pick: Halys ML (+162 via FanDuel) | Halys +1.5 sets (-115 via DraftKings)
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