Sensational Rafa Nadal Can Pick Up A Stunning 11th French Open Crown In Paris
The start of the summer means the tennis season is now entering its busiest period of the year and it all kicks off with the second Grand Slam of the season taking place in Paris. Rafa Nadal has dominated the French Open over the past decade and all eyes will be on the Spaniard once again as he bids to continue his remarkable run at Roland Garros.
|Sunday - 10.00am||Odds||Bets|
|French Open Men's|
|Dominic Thiem each-way Best Bet||11/1|
Rafa Nadal The Hot Favourite In French Open Betting
It is difficult to put into words what Nadal has achieved in France and most expect that record to be extended further over the next fortnight.
Nadal has simply dominated the clay Grand Slam with a mind-blowing ten wins on the courts of Paris and his form going into a tilt at an 11th crown is as strong as ever. The 31-year-old legend has won in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome over the past month and despite a slip up in Madrid against Thiem, he remains the one to beat.
If Nadal remains fit, it is next to impossible to beat him opver five sets at the French Open and the betting certainly reflects that, regardless of the draw.
Paddy Power make Nadal a 2/5 favourite to win seven matches an yet another Grand Slam title and it is hard to argue with that assessment. His only opponent is his body with an injury or two always a slight worry for punters going in at such a shirt price but even taking that into account, Nadal is impossible to oppose.
Thiem Can Come Through The Bottom Half Of The Draw
Punters looking for an alternative to Nadal will need to look away from his quarter of the draw for a viable bet.
The bottom half is set to be a shoot out between Dominic Thiem, who beat Nadal in Madrid, and Alex Zverez (10/1), who pushed the Spaniard to three sets in the Rome Final. Of the two, it is Zverev who comes into Paris in the better form and could be the one to follow with that in mind.
The German is however yet to get past the 4th round of any Slam with his stamina over five sets a major worry for anyone interested in backing him.
Thiem on the other hand, has been to the semi-finals in the last two years in Paris and has the form in the book when it comes to the French Open. Course and distance form is vital in a Grand Slam and having avoided the Nadal half of the draw, Thiem is the each-way bet at 11/1 with Bet Victor.
Other players we expect to have a good week include Kyle Edmund (100/1), who has really found his feet as a world class player this season and Novak Djokovic (12/1), who showed signs of his former self in Rome last week and may just be ready to burst back on to the scene.