The action at the French Open continues on Thursday, as competitive second-round action takes place in the men’s draw. Grigor Dimitrov returns to the court at Roland Garros, as he competes in his second match in the clay Grand Slam against Emil Ruusuvuori.

Before Betting On Grigor Dimitrov vs Emil Ruusuvuori

A thrilling day of second-round action at the French Open is set for Thursday, and fans will be hoping for more shock results. Grigor Dimitrov will be the clear favorite to come through this second round tie, but there could be value in taking on the preferred selection. This is Dimitrov’s 13th French Open campaign, but he is yet to make it past the fourth round. Last year, he was eliminated in the third round, which has been his breaking point in four of the previous six years.

However, the Bulgarian looked in top form earlier in the week, as he faced few issues against Timofey Skatov. Dimitrov landed victory in straight sets, as he smashed down ten aces, and won 78% of the points on his first serve. However, bigger questions could be asked of him on Thursday.

Emil Ruusuvuori is his opponent in the second-round, and there is certainly a case that the 24-year-old may come into this match slightly fatigued. He was pushed to the limit in his first-round showdown, as he trailed 2-1 in sets, before winning the final three sets to win a thrilling five-set match.

Ruusuvuori is a highly talented doubles player, but this is only his second appearance in the second round of the French Open. In fact, he has never made it through to the third round in any of the Grand Slam competitions. But, he does come into this match after a string of positive results in singles action, including a run to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Emil Ruusuvuori Offshore Odds

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This will be a fascinating first showdown between the players on the ATP Tour, and cases can be made for both. However, we will be siding with Ruusuvuori to upset the odds, as we believe that he comes into this showdown in career-best form in singles competition.