Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta Betting Tip – Djokovic -8.5 Games Handicap – 9th October 2020

Djokovic to pick up the win over Carreno Busta in French Open quarter finals

Novak Djokovic / Serbia ©imago images / Paul Zimmer 05/10/2020

Serbia Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta Spain
9th October 1600hrs
Tennis – France – French Open 2020
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October

Here we are again with another Grand Slam meeting between Novak Djokovic and Pablo Carreno Busta.

Their recent meeting in the fourth round of the US Open led to extraordinary circumstances of Djokovic being defaulted from the tournament.

Carreno Busta went on to reach the semi finals at Flushing Meadows and now he’s a step away from reaching the same stage of the French Open.

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Novak Djokovic Preview – Djokovic cruising in Paris

It has been an easy ride for Novak Djokovic in Paris during the French Open. He has been powering his way through the rounds.

None of his four previous opponents really laid a glove on him, Djokovic yet to have dropped a set in this campaign.

In the last round there was a straight sets victory for Djokovic over 15th seed Karen Khachanov.

A Djokovic 3-0 option in set betting for Wednesday’s fixture against Pablo Carreno Busta is at 8/15, highlighting how strong of a favourite he is* (odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October).

At the recent US Open, Djokovic defaulted from the tournament after an angry swipe of a ball hit a line judge.

But since then he has come back in a hungrier mood than ever, starting with a title run on clay at the Italian Open.

So he is on a nine-match winning streak since that fateful fourth round match at the US Open against Wednesday’s opponent Pablo Carreno Busta.

Our betting prediction:
Djokovic 6-3 First Set Score

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(odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October)


Now Djokovic is W3 L1 in his four previous matches against the Spaniard. The opening two meetings between the two players were on clay.

They were at the 2014 and the 2017 Monte Carlo Masters. In the recent US Open meeting, the first set had not been completed.

So Djokvovic has dropped just one set previous in all of his matches against Busta.

A Games handicap tennis betting option of Djokovic -8.5 is at 8/11 odds* (odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October).


Pablo Carreno Busta Preview – Can Carreno Busta produce the underdog win?

Now with Domininc Thiem having suffered a shock exit, the French Open 2020 is looking like a straight battle between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

But can Pablo Carreno Busta cause a shockwave by dumping Djokovic out of the event?

The Spaniard has made steady progress to get to this stage, dropping just the one set so far in the first four rounds of action.

That was in a 3-1 win over fellow Spniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round.

Already this has been another good Grand Slam experience from the Spaniard after reaching the semi fails at the US Open.

He has naturally got some big underdog odds to defy for this match and he is at 9/1 n the match outright, not having beaten Djokovic in a completed match* (odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October).

Back at the ATP Masters 1000 Rome event on clay, Carreno Busta was dumped out in the first round by Rafal Nadal. He took just two games in that match.

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We fell, for French Open tennis betting, that that is an important thing because it was Carreno Busta on clay against one of the best in the world.

This is just the second time in the career of Carreno Busta that he has been as far as the quarter finals of the French Open.

That previous effort ended in a defeat at this stage in the 2017 tournament, having to drop out injured in a duel against Rafael Nadal.

He is one of the better form players around at the moment on the ATP, but still, at the end of the day, this is a huge ask.


Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta Betting Advice

In a Grand Slam situation, do we see Carreno Busta upsetting Novak Djokovic? We don’t at all and it’s going to be tough for the Spaniard.

Djokovic has been in superb form on clay with his title in Rome and now being on cruise control at the French Open.

We have to support the win for the former champion and to do that we will look at the 8/11 odds on a Djokovic -8.5 games handicap* (odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October).


Key Facts – Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta Betting Tip

  • Novak Djokovic is W3 L1 in four previous meetings with Carreno Busta
  • Novak Djokovic has not dropped a set in the tournament
  • Pablo Carreno Busta has never been past the quarters at the French Open


We can’t see Carreno Busta getting a set on the board in this one, not with the mood that Djokovic is in.

For a little extended value we are going to push for a reasonable Djokovic 6-3 correct score in the first set of this quarter final match* (odds taken 23:51 GMT, Tuesday, 6th October)..

Djokovic has fallen in the quarter finals, twice only in his last nine appearances at the French Open.


The best betting odds for Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta

Novak Djokovic to win: 1/16 at Bet365
Pablo Carreno Busta to win: 9/1 at Bet365