Bet Of The Day June 1

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day June 1

The French Open quarter-final between Andrey Rublev and Marin Cilic features as’s best bet for Wednesday June 1.

Bet Of The Day June 1 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

Key Points

  • Rublev is 0-4 in Grand Slam quarter-finals
  • Rublev is 0-12 in sets in Grand Slam quarter-finals
  • Rublev has dropped a set in every match he’s played this tournament
  • Cilic defeated Medvedev in straight sets in the previous round
  • Cilic beat Rublev in their only previous match on clay
  • Cilic defeated Rublev in their last meeting at the Australian Open earlier this year

We’re off to the French Open for today’s best bet as Andrey Rublev and Marin Cilic square off for a place in the semi-finals.

Rublev is the favourite and higher-ranked of the pair coming into this clash, but we’re keen to jump on underdog Cilic for several reasons.

Firstly, Rublev has never been beyond this stage of a Grand Slam in his career. He’s 0-4 in major quarter-finals and an absolutely dismal 0-12 in sets.

As the favourite, Rublev is going to be under immense pressure to overturn that record. The seventh seed is also far from his best right now.

He’s dropped a set in every match he’s played this tournament and honestly, if Jannik Sinner wasn’t injured, he would have been out of the tournament in the fourth round.

An injured Sinner managed to take the opening set 6-1 over Rublev in the fourth round before his left knee started affecting him, forcing him to retire at the start of the third.

Cilic meanwhile has ample experience of these moments and his incredible straight sets dispatch of World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round brought back memories of his magical run to the 2014 US Open title.

Cilic blasted Medvedev off the court with 33 winners to just 22 unforced errors in the 6-2 6-3 6-2 romp and his confidence his sky-high right now.

The Croatian also knows how to take care of Rublev – he won their only previous clash on clay and toppled him in four sets at the Australian Open earlier this year. Rublev was playing better tennis then and Cilic wasn’t at the level he was now, so everything points to the veteran repeating that result in Paris.

Rublev’s second serve is also very attackable and a major weakness. A confident Cilic should be jumping all over it, putting the Russian under pressure each service game.

Cilic has it all going for him here and if he can maintain the level he produced against Medvedev, he should be beating Rublev for the second straight slam to make the semi-finals.



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