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2012 French Open Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Start Time, Odds

The 2012 French Open has reached the quarterfinal stages. In the men's draw, the world's No. 1 Novak Djokovic will take on the world's No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The match has a start time of 1 p.m. EST and it will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Currently the odds for the match has Djokovic favored at -500, meaning he has an 83.33 percent chance to win the match.

The two have met 10 previous times in tournament play and each had won five matches. Djokovic has won three of the last four matches between the two, including wins at Rome, Montreal and Wimbledon last season. The two have only played once on clay courts, last season at Rome. Djokovic won in straight sets during that match, 7-5 and 6-1.

Djokovic and Tsonga have both breezed through the first three rounds of the tournament and have reached the quarterfinals. Djokovic is on the verge of winning the career Grand Slam if he is able to take down Tsonga on his way to the French Open title. Currently, Djokovic holds the championship for all three other majors in Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open.

The betting odds for this match have Djokovic favored at -500, implying he has more than an 83 percent chance to win the match. In sets betting, Djokovic is sitting at -6, meaning he has to win six more games during the match than Tsonga. Taking the opposite bets are also available for players. A $100 bet on Djokovic on the money line would only return $20. Tsonga, on the other hand, currently sits at +400 for the match, implying he has less than 17 percent chance to win the match. A $100 bet on Tsonga with a victory would return $400 in profits.

The French Open is often referred to as Roland Garros and is named after the famous French aviator Roland Garros, The event will take place over two weeks overall between Sunday and the second week of June in Paris, France. The French Open is played at the Stade Roland Garros and is considered by most tennis fans, broadcasters and players as the premier clay court event in the world. It's still currently the only of the four major tournaments that is played on clay.

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