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Novak Djokovic captured the first Grand Slam of 2013 back in January when he won the Australian Open. It’s continued a reign over tennis that Djokovic has held the last couple of years, rising up as the dominant player. But in terms of the season’s Grand Slam, the French Open, it’s a bit of a different story.
The 2013 French Open will begin at the end of May, which is a little over a month away. And despite being the No.1 ranked player in the world at this point in time, Djokovic is not the favorite to win at Roland Garros next month.
Rafael Nadal – 5/6 (-120)
Novak Djokovic – 9/4 (+425)
Andy Murray – 11/1 (+1100)
Roger Federer – 14/1 (+1400)
Juan Martin D. Potro – 16/1 (+1600)
At the top of the list of betting odds to win the 2013 French Open is Rafael Nadal. Nadal has struggled with injuries over the last couple of years, but has still produced results. The No.5 ranked player in the world appears to be pretty healthy of late. He just extended his streak of championships to eight at the Monte Carlo Masters. He also extended his streak of 44-straight matches won.
And when looking at the French Open, it’s hard to go against the seven-time champion, including the winner of the last three.
Nadal is better than an even money favorite coming off off his win at the Monte Carlo Masters, paying out at 5 to 6 on 2013 French Open betting lines at Bovada. That means for every $6 wagered on Nadal to win, a $5 profit is made should he come through. And let’s be honest, anyone who has bet on Nadal to win the French Open the better part of the last decade has made some good money.
Behind the favorite, the top players in the game can be bet to make some higher than normal profits. It’s only because Nadal is such a big favorite.
Djokovic is paying out better than 2 to 1, slated at 9 to 4 to win. And beyond the No.1 ranked player in the world, the odds really jump. Andy Murray is next on the list, but is all the way back at 11 to 1. And from there, even Roger Federer is set all the way back at 14 to 1.
So it’s clear the oddsmakers are heavily favoring the two players at the top. And with more than one month to go until the second Grand Slam of the year, bettors have plenty of opportunities to get in on the action up until the start of the tournament. And even then, odds to win will continue to be revised throughout.
The opening round will begin on May 27th.
Odds To Win 2013 French Open – Found at Bovada Sportsbook 4/18/2013