Tennis best bets for the French Open - Saturday, June 10th
The French Open is the second major of the tennis season, and it's the only one that is played on clay. This year's tournament feels a bit different without 14-time champion Rafael Nadal, but the action has been tremendous from both the men and the women. There's nothing quite like clay-court tennis, and we'll be here with daily best bets for all the action at Roland Garros. With that said, keep reading for our picks for Saturday, June 10th. Make sure you also check out the Pro Picks page throughout the course of the tournament, as I'll have some plays there that you won't find here.
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Karolina Muchova vs. Iga Swiatek (Scheduled: 9:00 a.m. ET)
Muchova is coming off one of the most remarkable comebacks in recent memory. The 26-year-old was down 5-2 in the final set against Aryna Sabalenka, and she even faced a match point in that game. But Muchova rallied back by simply believing in herself and forcing Sabalenka to play extra balls. The Belarusian hit some wild misses from the baseline, which ultimately paved the way for Muchova to make the final. Now, the Czech has the difficult task of facing Swiatek in the final.
Swiatek has won this tournament twice in her career, and she’ll very likely make it three Roland Garros titles on Saturday. But I do think Muchova has the ability to extend this match a bit. The Czech has just been so sturdy in every aspect of the game. Even her weakest shot, her backhand, has held up throughout the course of this tournament. With that clicking a bit, Muchova should be able to work deep into at least one set, leaving very little work for these two to help the over cash in the second. And I even think there’s a chance Muchova wins a set in this match.
One of the most amazing things about Swiatek is that she has very few holes in her game, if any. But Muchova has as much variety as anyone in the women’s game, and she has long been a player with superstar potential. We’re just finally getting to see it all come together right now, as Muchova finally has health on her side. With that in mind, it might surprise some that Muchova is in the final, but not us. I suggested a play on Muchova to win her quarter at +900 odds before the tournament, and that’s because she’s a legitimate top-10 talent. So, don’t be surprised if this ends up being something of a fight — especially with Swiatek having to deal with the nerves that come with being expected to win. Muchova will play freely as she’s playing with house money.
Bet: Over 18.5 Games (-135)