The 2019 French Open Tournament is upon us, and it should be another exciting event. This is one of the four grand slam tournaments on the tennis circuit, and is the only one that is played on clay. Roland Garros is once again the site of this terrific and popular tournament that will be played over the next two weeks. The winner of this tournament will have to possess plenty of stamina and endurance as it requires seven wins to become the champion. Let’s take a quick look at both the men’s and women’s side of the tournament before making a pick on who will be the 2019 French Open champion.
Nadal Always the Favorite on the Men’s Side
It should come as no surprise to tennis betting fans that Rafael Nadal is once again the favorite to win the French Open. Nadal has won this prestigious tournament 11 times in the last fourteen years, and he is clearly the best clay court player in the world. Sportsbooks have made Nadal the favorite at +110 with Novak Djokovic right behind him at +225. It’s really hard to imagine a scenario where Nadal and Djokovic won’t meet for the 2019 French Open title match, but there are always surprises at this event. Dominic Thiem will do his best to throw a wrinkle in these plans and is listed at +400. Roger Federer hasn’t performed well at this event in his career, but has the next best odds at +1600. All of these challengers will be trying to figure out a way to dethrone Nadal who has gone an impressive 86-2 at Roland Garros. Most of the major tennis tournaments are full of upsets and intrigue, but Nadal has taken away most of the suspense with his dominating play in recent years.
Halep Looks to Defend Her Women’s Title
While there is no doubt who is the favorite on the men’s side of the French Open, the women’s side appears to be a bit more wide open. Simona Halep is the defending champion at the French Open and she is the favorite to win the event again. Halep can be had for +500 in the French Open, but she has plenty of challengers right behind her. Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are viewed as the best two challengers to Halep this week, and both of them have had past success at this event. Williams begins the tournament with +650 odds to win the French Open and Osaka is right behind her at +900. The women’s side of this tournament is usually much harder to predict and there will likely be some huge upsets in the next few weeks at Roland Garros.
Men’s Singles: Bettors are always looking for a good story and a great upset to pick in the major tennis tournaments. Roger Federer would seem like the best bet in terms of an upset pick, but that likely won’t yield you any profit. Rafael Nadal is the huge favorite in this event, but it’s for very good reason. Nadal has been absolutely dominant on clay in his career, and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though it won’t make you a ton of money, bet Rafael Nadal +110 to win the 2019 French Open over the rest of the field.
Women’s Singles: Simona Halep was extremely impressive a year ago at the French Open, but it is never easy to defend a title. Halep is in a field with a ton of talented tennis players, and she is going to fall short this weekend. A major upset is always possible at this event, but the smart pick is someone who knows how to win majors. Serena Williams will be the best women’s tennis player until she retires, and she is going to rise to the top at Roland Garros. Bet Serena Williams +650 over the rest of the field in the 2019 French Open on the women’s side.
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