French Open Day 4 Preview, Shapovalov vs. Tiafoe Predictions

by Stefan Jonsson

It’s the 29th of May and the 4th day of the Roland Garros when we begin the second round of play, which brings some top quality matches both on the men’s and women’s side.

Carlos Alcaraz resumes his RG campaign against Jesper de Jong and Carlitos along with Jannik Sinner (against Richard Gasquet), are once again todays huge favorites and both expected to take straight set wins.

In a similar category we find Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev who take on underdogs Daniel Altmaier and Pedro Martinez.

Other more interesting matchups include Marozsan vs Dimitrov, Ofner vs Baez and the match covered more below, Shapovalov vs Tiafoe.

Naomi Osaka

Swiatek vs Osaka

On the women’s side we have a big game today, the third match on Court Phillipe Chatrier, where defending champion Iga Swiatek face former world no 1 Naomi Osaka.

Iga enters the match as big favorite (1.05 at the bookmakers) and even if Osaka is a tricky opponent we do not believe in an upset here today. Osaka continues her return from maternity leave and is currently ranked 134 in the world, hopefully we’ll see the 4-time Grand Slam winner back at the top level at some point.

For our betting predictions, let’s have a closer look at one of the most interesting matches of day 4…

Denis Shapovalov vs Frances Tiafoe

It seems like Denis Shapovalov is on the way back to top level following some injuries and he managed a solid straight set win over home favorite Luca van Assche in the first round.

The Canadian can also take some confidence in the fact that most of his wins this season has actually come on clay.

Frances Tiafoe, currently ranked 26th in the ATP rankings, didn’t look too impressive in the first round vs Bellucci on Monday, in a hard fought 5 set win. Before that he only had 1 win out of five on clay in Europe.

Shapovalov is leading 4-2 in their H2H but they actually never met on clay before.

Prediction: We’ll see some powerful shots from both players today and even if Shapovalov hasn’t yet reached top form, I still believe he has what it takes to beat Tiafoe at his current form.

Shapovalov to win, at odds 1.57 | -175.

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