Place: France.Paris. Stade Roland-Garros.
Date: on the 30th of May, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 10:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: The French Open. 1/32 final
Grigor Dimitrov (Roland Garros № 10, season highlights 16:10)
The defending Champion of the World and also of the American Cincinnati Masters Grigor Dimitrov became the first top tennis player who has got into the second round of the French Open. Two champion titles won by the Bulgarian tennis player on hard court super tournaments last season at once have made Grigor one of the most popular players. Dimitrov has quite successfully spent the first half of the current hard court season (11:6), having become the quarterfinalist of Australian Open and the finalist of the Rotterdam Indoors.
The Bulgarian tennis player has pleased the fans in April, during his very first clay Masters of the season in Monte Carlo. Here Grigor has reached a semi-final with the quite predictable defeat to Rafael Nadal (0:2).
Alas! Then the World Champion has changed. During two Masters in Madrid and Rome he has spent only one match, having lost to Milos Raonic (1:2) and Kei Nishikori (1:2).
Jared Donaldson (Roland Garross № 72, season highlights 10:13 )
To tell the truth, Grigor Dimitrov has surprised the fans also during an opening match of Major in Paris when he wasn’t able to win over low-rating Egyptian tennis player Mohamed Safwat in the third set. As a result the party has come to tie-break – 3:0 (6:1, 6:4, 7:6).
The world champion has reached 1/32 final with great difficulty where the young American tennis player Jared Donaldson will be his rival. Of course, he is the representative of national hard court school of tennis and therefore in six last matches on clay courts in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Geneva Donaldson has suffered five defeats.
Jared has gained his only victory on the red clay this season at the beginning of last week in Geneva over the Uzbek tennis player Denis Istomin (2:1). But, already in the second circle Donaldson has zipped his racket in a bad, having lost in two sets to Stan Wawrinka (0:2).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match G.Dimitrov vs J. Donaldson
According to ranks, quite obvious favorite of the forthcoming meeting by bookmakers is considered to be the defending World Champion . Now the quotation on clear victory of Grigor Dimitrov is at the level – 1.15. Of course, in this situation W2 coefficient on the most improbable victory of the American tennis player who loses on clay to everyone is almost five times higher – 5.50.
Another top player of hard court tennis Juan Martín del Potro is now in the same situation in Paris. We doubt that today the Bulgarian and Argentina tennis players have the right to believe in successful progress on brackets during the final Roland Garros rounds. However right now, in opening matches with frankly weak rivals, Grigor and Juan Martin are really bright favorites.