Tomáš Berdych @ $1.17 – I expect the big Czech to be too strong for German Jan-Lennard Struff. Berdych is a constant player and rarely gets eliminated in the first few rounds of a major.
John Isner @ $1.22 – Isner should have too much experience and his serve should prove too troublesome for Jordan Thompson.
Simona Halep @ $1.14 – Halep is currently the favourite to win the French Open with the bookies and I expect her to make a strong start against 89th ranked Jana Čepelová.
Worth a Punt
Philipp Kohlschreiber @ $2.63 – Danger game first up for Nick Kyrgios. He is coming into the French Open under an injury cloud and this is probably his weakest surface. Kohlschreiber is a fierce competitor and very comfortable on clay.
Guido Pella @ $4.10 – Tricky match first up for Juan Martin del Potro. Delpo has had a few injury worries coming into the French and it was rumoured that he may withdraw. Could be a danger game for him.
Thanasi Kokkinakis @ $17.00 – Massively long odds for the Aussie but his opponent Kei Nishikori has been struggling with a wrist injury and didn’t look at his best in the lead-up tournaments. Clay suits Kokkinakis and he could trouble Nishikori. If you don’t want to go H2H, Kokkinakis is also paying $4 to win a set which could also be worth a small wager.
Yanina Wickmayer @ $3.30 – Could be a close one against Russian Daria Kasatkina. Potential value here for Wickmayer
Tsvetana Pironkova @ $5.40 – Interestingly long odds for Pironkova. She enjoyed a run to the quarter finals here last year. She plays German Mona Barthel and there are only 27 ranking spots separating the two (50 v 77). Good outside value for Pironkova I think.