Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Betting Tip Tsitsipas +1.5 Set Handicap – 9th October 2020

Tsitsipas worth a look against potentially-injured Djokovic

Novak Djokovic / Serbia ©imago images / Paul Zimmer 07.10.2020

Serbia Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece
9th October 1300hrs
Tennis – France – French Open 2020
Pick Tsitsipas +1.5 Set Handicap
Bookmaker Coral
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October

This is an intriguing semi final match at the French Open 2020 between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas is really looking comfortable on the clay now and with a decent head to head record against Djokovic will have some backing.

Especially with Djokovic apparently struggling with some injury issues in his quarter final victory.

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Novak Djokovic Preview – How fit is Djokovic?

In his quarter-final match against Pablo Carreno Busta, Novak Djokovic looked short of his usual enthusiasm.

He wasn’t getting angry at himself through the early stages despite struggling to find his rage against the Spaniard.

Djokovic seemed to be nursing a neck problem and dropped the first set of that quarter-final match. Along the way, his bicep and thigh received plenty of massages as well.

But Djokovic battled back to take a 3-1 win in the fixture to set himself up for this semi-final clash with Tsitsipas.

How fit is Djokovic though? He refused to really talk about whatever was going on in his post-match interview.

Still, the number one seed is the 1/3 odds-on favourite for this semi final fixture* (odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October).

He did look to be moving more freely the longer his quarter-final match went on

But who knows how much he had to exert himself in that fixture to get to the final four?

Our betting prediction:
Tsitsipas Outright

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(odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October)


Up until that quarter-final match, Djokovic hadn’t dropped a set at this year’s French Open.

With question marks over his full health, a Djokovic 3-1 in set betting is at 11/4 and worth a look for French Open tennis betting compared to the 13/8 on a 3-0* (odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October).

Djokovic has met Tsitsipas five times before and the Serbian holds a W3 L2 record against the young Greek star.

It has been back to back wins for Djokovic now over Tsitsipas and this will be their first meeting on the Grand Slam stage.

This is his 10th French Open semi-final, but he is facing a fitness battle now.


Stefanos Tsitsipas Preview – Can Tstistipas seize his chance?

This is the second time that Stefanos Tsitipas has found himself in the semi final of a Grand Slam.

The first happened at the 2019 Australian Open when he came from nowhere to announce himself on the biggest stage of all.

He didn’t get further then but now his clay-court game seems to be coming to fruition.

He has the natural game suited to be a strong clay player.

However, Tsitsipas is the 12/5 underdog in the match outright for this one* (odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October).

But is there a big opportunity for him to strike against a potentially injured Djokovic? Perhaps, and that means that he’s a bit of value to back.

After a struggle in his first-round match against Jaume Munar, in which Tsitsipas fought back from 2-0 down, the Greek star has not looked back.

There has not been a dropped set from him since.

He saw off seeded opposition in Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

So he is on his game at the moment although he did start a little slowly in his quarter-final against Rublev.

But once the first set was in the bag, he cruised.

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It would be fascinating is Tstistpas took the opening set of this contest against Djokovic, which he is 7/4 to do* (odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October).

Djokovic managed to respond in the last round from that situation but faces a tougher competitor here.

Stefanos Tsisitpas met Novak Djokovic in this year’s Final in Dubai and lost in straight sets.

This is only the second meeting between them on clay, Djokovic taking that first one in Spain last year at the ATP Masters 1000 Madrid event.


Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Betting Advice

Surely there has not been a better time to oppose the top seed in the men’s draw of the French Open 2020.

Djokovic was in clear discomfort in the opening set of his quarter-final match and looked at one stage, ready to throw in the towel.

If there is a hint of a problem with Djokovic’s fitness, Tsitsipas could exploit that.

We feel that the young Greek player is worth a look at 12/5 in the match outright* (odds taken 04:35 GMT, Thursday 8th October).


Key Facts – Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Betting Tip

  • Novak Djokovic is a former French Open champion
  • Novak Djokovic has dropped one set only at the French Open 2020
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas is in his maiden French Open semi final


Even battling with injury, Djokovic still managed to fight back to record victory against Carreno Busta.

We think that it would be a much more difficult task against Tsitsipas if he were to fall behind.

It’s unlikely that the Serbian will go down without a fight, but it looks as if he has a battle for full fitness ahead and that makes him vulnerable.


The best betting odds for Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Novak Djokovic to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Stefanos Tsitsipas to win: 10/11 at Bet365