The 2017 French Open is right around the corner, as the bid to clinch the second Grand Slam of the year is getting more and more interesting. Let us take a look at some of the contenders in the men’s and women’s section with the French Open betting tips & odds mentioned.
Novak Djokovic has been leading the way for men, as he looks forward to winning the title in Paris. With a record of 37-3, he has already won the Australian Open this year, in addition to three others Masters tournaments. His rivalry with the world no. 2 Andy Murray has been particularly intriguing, as he has met the Brit in the finals of thee tournaments. Among those three, he has incurred a defeat only in one – in the final of Rome Masters.
Murray is a definite contender for the title this time around, as he has been particularly focused and looks considerably stronger. However, following his recent parting of ways with his coach Amelie Mauresmo, it will be certainly interesting to see how he manages the fortnight at Roland Garros.
Amidst this rivalry, Rafael Nadal has done well to step up his game, as he is slowly getting back to his former self. He has been losing to Djokovic and Murray for majority of the season, but with French Open being his tournament, we can certainly expect him to go the distance. Moving on to the defending champion Stan Wawrinka, he has had a rather quiet season, as the world no. 4 has a record of 18-7, with two titles.
In the last three Masters events, he has won only three matches in total, which may be prove to be quite troublesome as he heads to Paris. As for his compatriot Roger Federer, he has had an injury plagued last couple of weeks, as he was forced to withdraw from Madrid Masters and Rome Masters. With speculations now surrounding his retirement owing to his recent drop in form, his performance at the 2016 French Open will be watched closely by many.
Moving on to women’s half, it hasn’t been all about Serena Williams, as others players have stepped in to steal the spotlight. While Angelique Kerber won the Australian Open and reached the third place, Agnieszka Radwanksa made it to the semifinals of major tournaments consistently, which made her world no. 2.
However, clay is a different game altogether, as Simona Halep recently won the Madrid Masters, while Williams won the Italian Open. Another threat which cannot be ignored here is in the form of the Belorussian Victoria Azarenka, who completed the sunshine doubles after winning at Miami and Indian Wells. As for the world no. 4 Garbine Muguruza, she hasn’t had that eventful season up until now, which makes her more prone to early defeats in the Paris.
The pecking order in the women’s ranking keeps on changing constantly, but Williams continues to be the world no. 1. Having lost a couple of times this year already, it is certainly interesting to see if she can successfully defend her title at Roland Garros, or will she fall prey to another rising star.
Here’re the latest French Open betting odds & tips for 2017:
Novak Djokovic: 10/11
Andy Murray: 9/2
Rafael Nadal: 5/1
Stan Wawrinka: 16/1
Serena Williams: 23/10
Simona Halep: 13/2
Victoria Azarenka: 8/1
Garbine Muguruza: 11/1