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Daniil Medvedev made short work of Facundo Bagnis in the French Open’s first round. The Russian defeated Bagnis in three straight sets to start off the Grand Slam tournament. Now, the world’s No. 2 ranked men’s tennis player will play Laslo Djere in the second round on Thursday.

Djere goes into the second round as the world’s No. 56 ranked player. The 26-year-old had an excellent first round win over Ricardas Berankis 3-0. Djere is aiming for a major scalp at the French Open versus Medvedev.

Medvedev has played Djere once before at the 2017 Budapest Open. Djere won the match after Medvedev was forced to retire. The match was played in the tournaments round of 32. Significantly, it came on clay surface.

Although Djere holds a victory against Medvedev in their only meeting, it came due to an injury to the Russian. Medvedev will have a more serious test in the second round versus Djere. Medvedev is currently 33/1 to win the French Open. If he can get past Djere, those odds could fall.

Laslo Djere vs Daniil Medvedev Betting Odds

Despite the competition getting harder in the second round of the French Open, Medvedev is the favourite to win against Djere according to leading bookies. Medvedev is 4/11 to win the match on Friday. He defeated Bagnis 3-0 in the first round and bookies’ best betting odds on a 3-0 win over Djere are at 13/8.

With more difficult competition, Medvedev could drop a set against Djere. He lost a set to Djere in 2017 at the Budapest open before retiring. The best betting odds on Medvedev to win 3-1 are at 11/4. Just three sets were played by a dominant Medvedev against Bagnis. The best betting odds on three total sets being played are at 11/10.

Djere’s best betting odds are at 11/5 to win versus Medvedev. The underdog will fancy his chances against the Russian. Sure, Medvedev is the world No. 2, but holding a victory over the Russian could provide needed confidence to Djere. Djere is at the best betting odds of 8/1 to win in three sets while a 3-1 win are at odds of 13/2.

A back-and-forth game going to five sets is at odds of 11/4. Djere is at the long odds of 500/1 to win the French Open tournament. Remember that Medvedev is still coming back from a hernia surgery. His first-round win over Bagnis showed no signs of any issues from the operation, however.

Laslo Djere vs Daniil Medvedev H2H

Go back to 2017 at the Budapest Open to the previous encounter between these players. Djere won the first set 6-0 and the second was 5-5 when Medvedev was forced to retire. The win allowed Djere to move into the last 16 of the tournament. The win could give Djere confidence going into Friday’s match. However, he is going up against one of the best players in the world.

Medvedev is one of the dark horses at the French open. He is 33/1 to win the tournament, which are great odds to take a punt on. Many pundits and punters are backing the big names of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Yes, these players are great, but it could be Medvedev’s time.

Djere’s 2022 record is 10-11 with no tournament titles. In comparison, Medvedev’s 2022 record is 16-6. He too has failed to win a tournament title this season. Djere reached the semifinals at the Marrakech ATP 250 tournament. He lost to Alex Molcan. The semifinal loss in Morrocco is Djere’s best performance of the year.

Medvedev is just back from hernia surgery. His best finish came at the Australian Open, where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal in the tournament’s final. His best finish at the French Open previously was in 2021 when he reached the quarterfinals. Djere has never progressed past the third round at Rolando Garros.

Medvedev has been excellent on the serve. The Russian is winning 87% of his service games. He is also saving 69% of potential break points. Djere’s 21% return game win percentage is poor and should help Medvedev on the day. On clay courts in 2022, Medvedev has won 70% of his services games Djere has won just 25% of his returns service games on clay this year.

Laslo Djere vs Daniil Medvedev Betting Tips

Medvedev to win in three sets - 13/8

Both Djere and Medvedev cruised to victories in the first round. Medvedev’s win was truly impressive as he returned from injury to claim the win. It seems that most previews, pundits, and predictions are focusing too much on Medvedev’s recent hernia injury. He looked brilliant in the first round and the operation won’t affect him on Friday.

Yes, Djere holds a win over Medvedev, but let’s not forget that win came courtesy of the Russian retiring in the second set. Djere’s return game win percentage is poor and it should lead to Medvedev winning the match. The Russian’s 33/1 odds to win the tournament look good for a punt right now. He is still a dark horse at the French Open with Djokovic and Nadal battling for the title.

Medvedev is in section 8 of the French Open men’s tournament. His path to the fifth round doesn’t look difficult. If he reaches the quarterfinals, he may not play a seeded opponent. Djere will be out top stop Medvedev on Friday. However, the Czech Republic player will come up short.

Our betting tips prediction is for Medvedev to win the first set at odds of 4/9. The Russian should then take the match in three sets at the best betting odds of 13/8. Medvedev’s strong service game should propel him to victory over Djere. Medvedev’s superiority on the court should see him progress to the third round of the French Open 2022. Medvedev should be fresher than Djere with fewer matches played this season. Forget about his injury and operation, Medvedev will go deep in the French Open tournament.