2018 French Open Betting Tips – 27 May – 10 June 2018
The ATP and WTA tours have visited some stunning locations in their recent run of clay court tournaments. After tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, it’s time for the biggest of the lot, the French Open.
The preparations are nearly complete at Roland Garros for the second Grand Slam of the year and punters are seeking out the value for their French Open betting. But where should you be placing your bets?
Nadal the Obvious Option to Win the Men’s Tournament
Rafael Nadal is the undisputed king of clay court tennis. The Spaniard became the first man to win the Coupe des Mousquetaires for the 10th time last season and heads to Roland Garros on the back of victory in Rome.
? French Open x 10— bet365 (@bet365) May 20, 2018
? Monte Carlo Masters x 11
? Barcelona Open x 11
? Madrid Open x 5
? Italian Open x 8
? Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay. pic.twitter.com/M5yuGM2Z4z
Nadal was pushed very hard by Alexander Zverev in the Rome final. After romping away with the first set, Nadal lost the second 6-1 but then managed to draw on all of his experience to maintain his levels after rain interrupted play.
Zverev showed that Nadal is not infallible but anybody who thinks the young German can kick on to win at Roland Garros will surely be wasting their money. There’s a reason why Nadal is such a heavy favourite and we recommend backing him to win the French Open at 1/2 with Betfred.
If you’re looking for a bigger payout a Nadal win, consider Betfair’s tennis betting special of 13/8 on Nadal winning the tournament and dropping fewer than 70 games.
Wawrinka Too Big Now His Fitness Has Returned
Even though Nadal has such a great record at Roland Garros, there were some who fancied Stanislas Wawrinka to win the 2017 French Open final. That tells you a great deal about how well the Swiss star was playing en route to the final.
Wawrinka’s performance against Andy Murray was a particular highlight and he may be about to reach those levels once again.
It’s been a tough season so far for Wawrinka as he’s continued to work his way up to full fitness after knee surgery. He reckons he is now where he needs to be with his tennis and his fitness which is bad news for the field.
The bookies don’t appear to have caught on though so back Wawrinka each-way at 50/1 with Ladbrokes.
Sharapova Ready to Return to Winning Ways
Maria Sharapova’s reputation may never recover in the eyes of some after her drugs ban. Whatever you think of her, there is no doubt that Sharapova is one of the most talented tennis players of her generation.
The Russian star completed the career Grand Slam by winning the French Open in 2012. She subsequently proved her clay court credentials with a second victory at Roland Garros and may well be about to get her hands on the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen again.
Sharapova’s performances when making the semi-final in Rome caught the eye. Providing she gets a decent draw and is able to build up some momentum, her quality and big tournament experience could make the difference in a women’s tournament that is wide open.
So, add Sharapova to your French Open betting at odds of 12/1 with Paddy Power.
Mladenovic a Solid Option for Your French Open Free Bets
You’ll find plenty of free bet offers on our site that you can utilise throughout the French Open. These are a great way of having a risk free bet on some bigger odds selections and we like the look of Kristina Mladenovic at 80/1 with Unibet.
The 25-year-old is one of the biggest French hopes for the tournament and although she’s unpredictable, her quality is such that she could just go on a run through to the final so back her each-way at a tempting price.