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Sunday French Open Odds, Analysis, Picks: Best Plays For Men’s and Women’s Draws (May 22)

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It’s French Open time.

The second Grand Slam of the season has arrived, and there are a number of fascinating storylines and key players to follow as we launch into Paris’ major event.

Our team of tennis analysts is ready to go for the round one matches on Sunday, offering a number of spots to consider on the first day at Roland Garros.

Here’s how we’re betting Sunday’s slate of tennis.

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.

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Hugo Dellien vs. Dominic Thiem

5 a.m. ET

Former Grand Slam champion Dominic Thiem will look to find a special first win of the season at Roland Garros.

Kenny Ducey discusses why he believes you can trust the Austrian to notch that victory against Hugo Dellien.

Christopher O’Connell vs. Aljaz Bedene

5 a.m. ET

In one of the first matches on court at the French Open, Aljaz Bedene and Christopher O’Connell will battle for a valuable spot in the second round.

Ducey doesn’t believe the match will be as clear-cut as the odds indicate, offering a play that targets the competitiveness of the Slovenian.

Camila Osorio vs. Harmony Tan

5 a.m. ET

On the women’s side of the draw, Jon Reid does think there’s a favorite who will cruise to victory.

Read on to see how Reid is playing the early-morning match between Camila Osorio and Harmony Tan.

John Isner vs. Quentin Halys 

6:15 a.m. ET

Looking to back big-serving American John Isner? Be careful, says Luke Holmberg, who sees value on the underdog Quentin Halys.

The conditions suit the Frenchman far more than the veteran, and that creates an inefficiency in the market, per Holmberg.

Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Pavel Kotov

6:15 a.m. ET

In his second Grand Slam event since reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open, Botic van de Zandschulp squares off with Pavel Kotov.

Don’t expect this to be clear cut for the Dutchman, believes Reid, who sees blockbuster potential in this match.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Tallon Griekspoor

8:15 a.m. ET

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina made waves on tour this year when he beat Novak Djokovic and advanced to the final in Monte Carlo.

A sublime first performance in Paris may not be on the cards, however, according to Reid, who isn’t trusting the Spaniard.

Karen Khachanov vs. Nuno Borges

8:15 a.m. ET

Looking for a player to fade in round one? Target the mentally inconsistent Karen Khachanov.

Holmberg is seeking to exploit the Russian as he battles against one of the up-and-coming youngsters on tour, Nuno Borges.

Jil Teichmann vs. Bernarda Pera

8:30 a.m. ET

Coming off of a recent withdrawal in Rome, Jil Teichmann is a player to fade in round one, says David Gertler.

This isn’t a great first match back for the Swiss either, as Bernarda Pera has the tools to challenge Teichmann.

Carlos Alcaraz vs. Juan Ignacio Londero

9:30 a.m. ET

It only took 19 years of age for Carlos Alcaraz to be one of the favorites for the title in Paris.

Isaac Gartzman breaks down a unique way to back the young superstar against Juan Ignacio Londero.

Jason Kubler vs. Denis Kudla

9:30 a.m. ET

Denis Kudla has a knack for showing up in a summer Slam, but that would be Wimbledon and not the French Open.

Reid looks at this matchup between two under-the-radar players and is backing Jason Kubler to get the job done.

Marie Bouzkova vs. Lauren Davis

10:15 a.m. ET

Wrapping up this slate of tennis is a match between Marie Bouzkova and Lauren Davis.

Gertler sees a straight forward win for the Czech in this first round match, and the plus-money price attached to his wager is too enticing to pass up.

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