French Open betting is often considered to be one of the trickiest tennis Grand Slams to handicap given the clay court surface dynamics. Many of tennis’ best players struggle on the “dirt”, including Serbian tennis playing cyborg Novak Djokovic who has never won it.
However, the French Open and its clay surface also contribute to the possibility of more upsets than with any other of the Majors which always makes for more interesting watching- and a greater potential for smart winning tennis bets.
French Open Betting – Men’s Final
This year’s contest though should be a bit more of a competitive and wide open affair for the men given that French Open beast Rafael Nadal has withdrawn due to injury. Nadal, who is a mind boggling 9-time champion at Roland Garros, has beaten pretty much everyone on the clay court where he still remains competitive even as his performance declines on other surfaces. However, with Nadal out of the picture it comes down to Djokovic and Andy Murray.
There might be an interesting value bet on Murray (+240) who eliminated last year’s champion Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals. Given that Djokovic (-320) has never won on clay while being the most dominant player of the last five years may point to an upset.
French Open Betting – Women’s Finals
Given her incredible run at the top of women’s tennis it isn’t often that you might bet against Serena Williams (-175). Sunday, however, may be one day that you want to do exactly that. The multi Grand Slam winning tennis legend faces off against #4 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain.
There are three main reasons that you may want to choose the Spaniard over Williams. Firstly, there is a 12 year age gap between Serena and her younger opponent. Secondly, Serena is playing with a strained hip that is shortening her phenomenal range- and Muguruza covers a lot of court. Thirdly, Muguruza loves the clay and upset Williams two years ago at Roland Garros. For those reasons I would look strongly at Muguruza (+145) for your French Open betting.
Tennis Betting Online – French Open
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