French Open 2017 Odds

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French Open 2017 Odds

French Open 2017 Odds

The second Grand Slam of the year is the French Open and in 2017 it will take place between 22nd May and 11th June. The men’s singles final take place on Sunday 11 June whilst the women’s singles final and men’s doubles final will begin on the day before.
The event is famous for the red clay court, which is unique to the French Open. Due to the nature of the clay surface, the French Open is one of the most physically demanding tournaments of the year and players must be at 100% to have any chance of winning the title.
For the French Open 2017 odds, Defending champion Novak Djokovic heads into the tournament as our favorite with Sun Bets. Andy Murray can be backed at a generous 4/1 whilst Rafael Nadal’s early price is 5/1. For the women, a Serena Williams victory can be backed at 2/1 with Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep follow-up the betting priced at 9/2 and 9/1 respectively.
1. Men’s Singles
The defending men’s champions is Novak Djokovic. The Serb claimed his first French Open title in 2016, to complete the career Grand Slam, something which he had been aiming to do for some time. Therefore, the pressure for Djokovic to win in 2017 will be less intense. 
Only two players since 1995 have successfully retained the French Open title, Gustavo Kuerton and Rafael Nadal both of whom would consider clay as being their favorite surface. 
One name immediately springs to mind when discussing potential French Open winners - Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has won the French Open nine times, which is a record but has struggled in recent years. During 2016, Nadal failed to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time since 2004 and all eyes will be on the former world number one, to see what shape he is in at the start of 2017. Nadal comes next in the betting, although fitness issues are always a big factor these days and even should he compete, his world ranking at the time could mean that, as last year, he faces a very challenging draw.
Current world number one, Andy Murray, reached the final for the first time in 2016, having made the semi-final the two years before. He has reached the semi-final on three occasions, including each of the last two years. Andy Murray’s track record certainly isn’t bad, so he’s a live outsider at the very least.
Stan Wawrinka, who won the French open in 2015 is a very dangerous player and if it isn’t going to be Djokovic, he would be the man. The Swiss has won a Grand Slam in each of the last three years and you would not back against him going deep at Roland Garros in 2017. 
2. Women’s Singles
To no great surprise, Serena Williams leads the way in the women’s event, although there are more potential winners than in the men’s tournament. She remains the favorite with the bookies but the French Open is clearly her least favorite of all the Grand Slam events. Having said that, Williams has made the final in the past two editions of the tournament and if fit, will surely challenge once more. 
The women’s defending champion is Garbine Muguruza, who won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2016, defeating Serena Williams in the final. At only 23 years of age, she is young and can easily make the final in 2017. Muguruza makes for a good early bet on the 2017 French Open.
Angelique Kerber, the current world number one enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2016, winning the Australian Open and US Open. However, her record at Roland Garros is poor, with the fourth round being her best performance to date. A better bet may be Simona Halep, who reached the final in 2014 and as an early outside bet. Maria Sharapova always has support and the Romanian Simona Halep is worth considering to go one better than her runner-up spot in 2014.




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