The French Open first round match between Lloyd Harris and Richard Gasquet features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Monday May 23.
Bet Of The Day May 23 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | MAY 23
Key Betting Points
- Gasquet won the previous meeting in straight sets
- Harris has lost his last four matches
- Gasquet’s last six matches at the French Open as favourite has hit the under
- Seven of Gasquet’s last eight has been decided in straight sets
We’re off to Day 2 of the French Open for today’s best bet as Word Number 37 Lloyd Harris takes on the experienced French powerhouse Richard Gasquet.
Harris has endured a tough run of form as of late. The South African has lost four ATP matches on the trot leading up to this clay tournament, with three of those in straight sets.
Those losses has now taken his 2022 record to 7-13 in ATP matches, a disappointing turnaround from the heights he rose to in last years calendar.
Harris also has struggled on clay court in his career thus far, with a 2-5 record. So, you can expect it to be a tough ask to down one of the most experienced campaigners in the tournament, especially considering the home crowd advantage that he holds.
Elsewhere, Gasquet has enjoyed success in his previous two ATP tournaments. Most recently, he made it all the way to the semi-final in Geneva, with the most impressive feat coming against World Number 2 Daniil Medvedev.
The Frenchman also has a lot of success at the French Open. In fact, in his last six matches when heading into the contest as the favourite, he has won the game with the under hitting in all of those.
He also won the previous meeting in Dubai two years ago in straight sets. Although that was played on the hard court and featured a tie-break.
All signs from recent history point towards Richard Gasquet getting this game done in the least time possible.
BET OF THE DAY MAY 23 👇