French Open Betting Preview
The French Open takes place at the end of May and is one of the most attractive Grand Slams. Many clay court specialists thrive in this tournament and it is a chance for some players to have a go at the likes of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Here are the latest odds for the winner of the 2017 French Open title.
1. Novak Djokovic 11/10
The Serbian is definitely the bookies favourite to win this event. He won the French Open in 2016 for the first time in his career. Rafael Nadal will likely be his toughest opponent if they meet as Nadal is a master on clay. Djokovic has won so many Grand Slams already but he will be extremely keen to add a second French Open title to his name. He has what it takes to do it and he rightfully comes into this tournament as the betting favourite.
2. Andy Murray 4/1
For the current world number one this is one Grand Slam that has eluded him and he will be desperate to get his hands on the trophy. He got to the final in 2016 but was beaten by Djokovic in a match that would have given either player his first French Open title.
Murray has matured so much in the past year and he has brought more into his game which now sees him capable of beating Djokovic on a consistent basis. Odds of 4/1 are really tempting as Murray will definitely be right up there come the back end of the tournament.
3. Rafael Nadal 5/1
If ever there was a clay court legend then Nadal is it. The Spaniard has won the Grand Slam nine times already; a truly remarkable achievement. He won it four years running from 2005 to 2008 and then won it five years in a row from 2010 to 2014. At 30-years-of-age Nadal still has a lot to give and with this being his favourite tournament he will be in the mood to make this his tenth French Open title.
4. Stan Wawrinka 7/1
The Swiss maestro with one of the most beautiful backhands in world tennis is always a threat, no matter what surface he is playing on. He won this Grand Slam back in 2015 and his experience of winning it will be an important factor for him in 2017.
He knows he can do it and if he gets a relatively kind draw he could easily go all the way this time round. He had a brilliant year in 2016 and he will be confident of notching up some big wins again, with the French Open being one of his top targets. A decent bet at 7/1.
5. Dominic Thiem 16/1
This youngster is making a name for himself and has already achieved some fantastic results in Grand Slams. He made it to the semi-finals of the 2016 French Open and he will feel he has a good shot at making it that far again this time round. He has made it into the top ten players of the world and he is showing spectacular quality with his all-round game. This tournament may come a bit too early for him to walk away as the winner but he should be up there challenging towards the business end of the tournament.
French Open Tennis
For more information on the buildup to the French Open tennis event visit the official site at RolandGarros.com. For information on the event history including past winners and records visit the Wikipedia French Open page or check back closer to the tournament date for more information and updated betting odds.