Monday French Open Preview | Odds, Picks & Predictions For First Round Matches

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First round action continues at the French Open on Monday, which is Memorial Day in the United States.

In France, it's just another massive slate of tennis at Roland Garros as play will go all day across the men's and women's draws.

The Action Network's team of tennis experts has found a number of valuable betting options for the day of play, ranging from favorites to solid underdog moneylines.

Read on to see how we're betting Monday's day 2 French Open matches.

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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Monday French Open Preview

Cam Norrie vs Benoit Paire 

5 a.m. ET

What better way to get the day underway than with a match involving one of the biggest characters in the sport, Benoit Paire.

Kenny Ducey previews the countryman's match with Cam Norrie.

Karolina Pliskova vs Sloane Stephens

5:45 a.m. ET

American Sloane Stephens has a French Open final on her resume, and she gets her 2023 campaign underway against someone who isn't that fond of the clay.

David Gertler breaks down the match and discusses why the underdog may have the advantage.

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Yibing Wu

6:30 a.m. ET

Yibig Wu has already earned a first ATP title of his career this year, but can he back that up with a Grand Slam victory against the solid Roberto Bautista Agut?

Ducey looks at the battle of different styles.

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini

6:30 a.m. ET

Another big character of the sport, Fabio Fognini, will take on Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Canadian pushed Rafael Nadal to five sets last year, but wasn't able to pick up the monumental win.

Luke Holmberg details why he's back the Italian in this match.

Jack Draper vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry

6:30 a.m. ET

On paper, a tennis observer may believe that the more clay-centric player, Tomas Martin Etcheverry, has the edge in this match, but read on to see why Ducey doesn't see that to be the case.

Aslan Karatsev vs Alexei Popyrin

6:30 a.m. ET

It's been a resurgent 2023 for Aslan Karatsev, who pulled together a big run in Madrid to burst up the ATP rankings.

He takes on Alexei Popyrin in a match that will feature some of the biggest hitting you'll find at the event.

Diana Shnaider vs Rebecca Marino

7 a.m. ET

NCAA tennis product Diana Shnaider is favored to take out Rebecca Marino in a match where she has the stylistic edge on clay.

Jon Reid believes the NC State player will deliver as a favorite.

Elina Svitolina vs Martina Trevisan

8:15 a.m. ET

After returning from an absence from the Tour due to giving birth, Elina Svitolina capped off her first title run back on the circuit in Strasbourg.

How will she fare against David Gertler in his first slam match upon return? Gertler previews the match.

Frances Tiafoe vs Filip Krajinovic

8:15 a.m. ET

American fan favorite Frances Tiafoe made a big run at the US Open this past year, but will he be able to secure a run on his non-preferred surface?

Ducey fears he's in for a tough test against Filip Krajinovic.

Pedro Cachin vs Dominic Thiem

8:15 a.m. ET

Dominic Thiem was once one of the best clay court players on the planet, but he's not the player that he used to be.

Will Thiem find some of his old form on Monday, or will Pedro Cachin dispatch of the Slam champion?

Beatriz Haddad Maia vs Tatjana Maria

9 a.m. ET

Another intriguing clash of styles can be seen in the Beatriz Haddad Maia vs Tatjana Maria match, as the big hitting Haddad Maia will look to break through the slice and dice style of Maria.

Where does the betting value lie in the match?

Dusan Lajovic vs Zhizhen Zhang

9:30 a.m. ET

Both Dusan Lajovic and Zhizhen Zhang enjoy playing on clay, but one is more suited for the heavier Parisien clay of Roland Garros.

See why Ducey believes the former is the one that will enjoy the conditions more.

Petra Kvitova vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto

10:15 a.m. ET

Will the Miami Open champion be able to take down someone that is more suited for the dirt in Elisabetta Cocciaretto?

Gertler previews Kvitova vs Cocciaretto in a match that will likely take place in the afternoon.

Anna-Lena Friedsam vs Nao Hibino

10:30 a.m. ET

Closing out the slate is a match between Anna-Lena Friedsam and Nao Hibino.

Reid breaks down the match and discusses why the favorite is worth playing.

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