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June 8, 2023

We are PUMPED for tomorrow’s French Open semifinals battle between No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and No. 3 Novak Djokovic.

To help us analyze this epic matchup, we have Julian Rogers, the winningest tennis bettor at PointsBet. He’s cashed seven 6-figure parlays and you can follow him @jstunna96 on Instagram.

PRIOR HISTORY: Alcaraz is looking unbeatable and is in tiptop shape, while people have been questioning Djokovic’s fitness and play on the dirt this season. Alcaraz beat Djokovic in Madrid last year in their only prior meeting, with two of the three sets going to tiebreak in a very close match. But Novak is a different beast in best-of-5 sets.

HISTORY ON THE LINE: Djokovic is currently tied with Rafael Nadal with 22 Grand Slam men’s single titles, and he’d be the favorite to win at Roland Garros if he can upset Alcaraz. With two French Open titles already, Djokovic could also be the first men’s player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments at least three different times.

THE PICK: Alcaraz is great and runs circles around most people on tour, but I expect Djokovic to come in laser focused and he can dissect the young prodigy’s game like no other. The +170 price on Djokovic is great value and I expect the experience to outweigh the talent in this semifinal.