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Monday French Open Best Bets: How We’re Betting the Second Day of Matches (May 23)

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If the first day of play at the French Open was any indication, we’re in for an exciting fortnight of tennis.

On Monday, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will all take the court for the first time on the week, and our analysts have found betting value on each of their matches in addition to a number of others.

Here’s how we’re betting the second day of round one action at Roland Garros.

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

Bianca Andreescu vs. Ysaline Bonaventure

5 a.m. ET

David Gertler gives you a breakdown of the former US Open champion’s opening match, but he’s not seeing value with the inflated line.

Read on to see how he’s backing Bonaventure in this match.

Iga Swiatek vs. Lesia Tsurenko

6 a.m. ET

One favorite that Gertler is willing to get behind, however, is the red-hot world No. 1.

Iga Swiatek is a massive favorite against Lesia Tsurenko, and Gertler is comfortable with the spread.

Barbora Krejcikova vs. Diane Parry

6:30 a.m. ET

Looking for an underdog with value? Look no further than the Frenchwoman Diane Parry who is going up against last year’s champion, Barbora Krejcikova.

Gertler believes that there are a number of factors that limit the defending champ’s hopes.

Stan Wawrinka vs. Corentin Moutet

6:30 a.m. ET

A former Roland Garros champion, Stan Wawrinka is in for a tough test against Corentin Moutet, says Jon Reid.

Look for the countryman to take advantage of the circumstances surrounding this match, offering value on his moneyline.

Ludmilla Samsonova vs. Danka Kovinic

7 a.m. ET

Danka Kovinic is a hefty underdog against Ludmilla Samsonova, but Reid believes there’s value in backing her.

Read on to see why you should be backing the woman who beat Emma Raducanu at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Rafael Nadal vs. Jordan Thompson

8:30 a.m. ET

Will Nadal get off to a fast start at the French Open despite his chronic foot injury?

Luke Holmberg believes there are two ways to back the 13-time Roland Garros champion.

Alex Molcan vs. Federico Coria

8:30 a.m. ET

Alex Molcan is on a hot streak, reaching the final in Lyon last week.

Reid believes that’ll carry over into this first round match with Federico Coria. Read on to see how he’s betting the match.

Cristian Garin vs. Tommy Paul

9:30 a.m. ET

Cristian Garin is a tough player to read, while Tommy Paul is an underrated clay-courter.

Kenny Ducey discusses why you should back the American to secure a win at Roland Garros.

Richard Gasquet vs. Lloyd Harris

10 a.m. ET

Veteran Richard Gasquet takes on the big-hitting Lloyd Harris in a mid-day battle.

Reid trusts the favored Frenchman to secure an important first round victory, and he talks about why.

Elena Rybakina vs. Aranxta Rus

10:30 a.m. ET

Aranxta Rus is getting a generous number of games against the spread in this matchup, and Reid is hoping to capitalize.

Read on to see his best bet for the match.

Novak Djokovic vs. Yoshihito Nishioka

2:45 p.m. ET

The world No. 1 kicks off his first Grand Slam of the year after he wasn’t allowed to play the Australian Open.

Isaac Gartzman discusses why he’s backing Djokovic to secure an easy victory that you can profit on.

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