French Open 2024: Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo preview, head-to-head, odds, prediction and pick | Roland Garros

Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo, 2024 French Open R3 (Picture: Getty)
Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo, 2024 French Open R3 (Picture: Getty)

Match Details

Fixture: (14) Tommy Paul vs (23) Francisco Cerundolo

Date: Saturday, June 1

Tournament: French Open 2024

Round: Third Round (Round of 32)

Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France

Category: Grand Slam

Surface: Clay (Outdoor)

Prize Money: £53,478,000

Live Telecast: USA - NBC, Peacock, Tennis Channel & Bally Sports | UK - Eurosport & Discovery+ | Canada - TSN & RDS | India - Sony Network

Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo preview

Tommy Paul at the 2024 French Open
Tommy Paul at the 2024 French Open

Fourteenth seed Tommy Paul is set to take on twenty-third seed Francisco Cerundolo in a tantalizing third-round encounter at the 2024 French Open on Saturday, June 1.

Paul has been scintillating so far in the French capital, picking up from where he left off in Rome. He opened his campaign with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 win against Pedro Cachin.

Up against Italian veteran Fabio Fognini in the second round, Paul broke twice in the first set before serving it out without a fuss. He was far more clinical in the second set, winning it without dropping a single game. Another clinical display in the third set helped him seal an emphatic 6-1, 6-0, 6-2 victory.

Cerundolo, meanwhile, opened his campaign with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory against Yannick Hanfmann in the first round.

He took on Filipe Misolic in the second round. A double break in the first set helped him seal it in no time. The pair battled it out in a tight second set, taking it to the tie-breaker. Cerundolo, however, proved much stronger on the bigger points and raced to a 2-0 set lead.

A flawless performance in the third set saw Cerundolo shun his opponent with an emphatic 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-0 win.

Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo head-to-head

Francisco Cerundolo edges Tommy Paul 3-2 in the head-to-head and won their last encounter in the third round of the Madrid Open in a three-set epic.

Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap Bets
Tommy Paul-110-1.5 (+150)
Francisco Cerundolo-115+1.5 (-210)

(Odds sourced from BetMGM)

Tommy Paul vs Francisco Cerundolo prediction

Francisco Cerundolo at the 2024 Mutua Madrid Open
Francisco Cerundolo at the 2024 Mutua Madrid Open

A tantalizing encounter is on the cards for fans as Tommy Paul and Francisco Cerundolo prepare to go head-to-head in the third round at the 2024 Italian Open. Both players have been in great form recently and have breezed through their opening two matches in the French capital.

Paul backed up his lopsided first-round win with an equally easy win in the second round. He dropped just three games en route to the win and was impressive both on serve and on the return. He won an incredible 77% of points behind his first serve and converted seven out of 11 break-point opportunities. He didn't face a single breakpoint opportunity while serving, in another clinical display from the back of the court.

Cerundolo, on the other hand, has also been in fine form himself. He's bossed points from the back of the court and has thrived under pressure. His regular approaches to the net have also paid dividends.

Cerundolo edged Paul in their previous encounter earlier this year in a thriller and could very well cause another upset. Paul, on the other hand, looks dangerous and will be hard to stop if he continues serving and attacking the ball the way he has been doing.

Pick: Tommy Paul in five sets.

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