The second round commences today and we have a very interesting match between Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic.
Cilic got through his first round match 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 but the scoreline is a touch flattering.Fabbiano had a chance to serve for second set and broke Cilic to lead in the third. Cilic’s record here in the 2nd round is impressive with 8 straight wins since a loss to Wawrinka in 2008.
Dimitrov made heavier weather of his first round match after looking like he would cruise it. He won 6-3 in the first set and 6-0 in the second but then found a way to lose the next two sets 3-6 and 6-7. He prevailed in the final set 6-4, it was a long match and looks disappointing given his opponent was hardly at peak fitness.
Cilic has a 4-1 lead in the H2H series and I see no reason why he won’t extend that today. There should be considerable upside in backing Cilic here both in the Match Winner market @ 1/2 with William Hill and giving a handicap start of 3.5 games with Betfred at Evens.
How we placed our bet
Tournament: French Open Tennis
Betting Market: Match Winner
Selection: Marin Cilic
Bookie: William Hill
Betting Market: Game Handicap
Selection: Cilic -3.5
Published on: May 29, 2019 @ 09:04