French Open Odds and Betting Preview 2015 (Pinnacle Sports)
May 22, 2015
All of the odds in this 2015 French Open betting preview are provided by Pinnacle Sports. Hands down, Pinnacle Sports offers the best sports betting odds on a day to day basis and anyone that takes their betting seriously uses their services. They are already offering qualifying round odds for the French Open as well as the Futures that we’ve listed for you below.
|Player to win 2015 ATP French Open? (All in)||Odds|
Novak Djokovic @ 1.74 – With Rafael Nadal failing to meet his normally sky high standard of play, Novak Djokovic has been slotted in as the favourite to win the 2015 French Open. Djokovic has dominated the tour so far this season and there is little reason to think he won’t walk away with the win. He’s boasting a record of 35-2 in the 2015 and he’s won five titles. One of those titles was the Australian Open and if he wins the French Open, he’ll have finally completed the much coveted Grand Slam. To make things even better for Djokovic bettors, Novak decided to take the last three weeks off in order to rest for the event which means he’ll be in top form once play begins.
Rafael Nadal @ 4.50 – The nine time French Open champion is usually the pre-tournament favourite to win this event every year, but the tides have turned on Nadal. After suffering a wrist injury and battling appendicitis, Rafael Nadal took an early leave from the 2014 season and he has not been the same since coming back. His 2015 results include only one victory and a slew of quarter-final and third round departures that make us wonder if an imposter has taken his place. And to make matters worse, his less than stellar play has affected more than just his pre-tournament French Open status with the sportsbooks. He’s also dropped in the World Rankings. Ranked third in the World at the end of last season, Nadal has now dropped all the way down to 7th. Odds of 4.50 might seem pretty generous for a nine time French Open Champion, but they are likely not generous enough the way that Nadal is playing right now.
Andy Murray @ 10.48 – The elimination of Rafael Nadal from the top portion of the rankings is a very good sign for Andy Murray coming into the French Open this year. While Murray has never won a French Open title, he has twice made his way to the semi-finals only to be turned away by Nadal himself. And to make matters even better for Murray on that front, Andy was able to do away with the 9 time French Open champion when they met in Madrid which marked the first time that Murray had ever beat him. Moving away from that rivalry for a moment, Murray is also a threat in this event this year because he’s having an excellent season overall. Murray has locked up two victories already in 2015 and managed to secure an outstanding record of 31 wins and just 5 losses. Odds of 10.48 are probably just perfect for Andy Murray.
|Player to win 2015 WTA French Open? (All in)||Odds|
|Carla Suarez Navarro||29.66|
Serena Williams @ 3.73 – Serena Williams is the favourite to win the French Open this year, but don’t expect her to run away with the title. While Williams has previously won two French Open titles, it is the major championship for which she owns the least number of victories and clay tends to mitigate her power advantage. And if we just look at her 2015 season so far, all we really come up with are more questions. She’s won two events already this season, which of course bodes well for her, but she’s also been forced to withdraw from two events due to injury and illness. Her most recent withdrawal occurred just a week ago when she left the Italian Open in just the third round due to an elbow injury. Even with the doubts surrounding her health though, odds of 3.73 are pretty solid for a 19 time major champion.
Maria Sharapova @ 5.35 – Sharapova occupies the second spot on the odds table this week, but she is likely the most potent threat for the French Open title. The Russian born tennis star has won two out of the last three French Opens and she looks to be peaking just in time to win her third crown. To date this year she’s picked up two WTA titles and accumulated a record of 26-5. Probably the most important stat we can quote about Sharapova is that she won the Italian Open just last week over the 8th best player in the world, Carla Suárez Navarro. That win carries a sort of double importance as it not only shows that she’s in top form, but it also shows that she’s in top form playing on clay. Williams always seems to be the x-factor for Sharapova, though. Of the 19 times the two have played against each other, Sharapova has come away with the win only twice. If they end up facing each other in the finals, it could be a disappointing day for Maria Sharapova. That being said, Odds of 5.35 are a great pick up for this tennis star.
Simona Halep @ 5.54 – Ranked number three in the world, Simona Halep is also third in line to win the 2015 French Open according to the online sportsbooks. There’s a few issues with backing Halep to win the French Open this year, though. First and foremost, unlike the two players ahead of her in the world rankings, Halep has yet to actually claim a major tournament. She made it to the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2014 and she made it to the finals at the French Open last year, but without an actual major victory to her name yet, it’s tough to pick her to win at odds of just 5.54. Fortunately, for those of you eager to put your money down on Halep to win the French Open in 2015, she’s put together a great season leading up to the event. She has three victories already in 2015 and she also locked up a quarter-final finish at the Australian Open.