The French Open, also known as Roland Garros, is one of the 4 annual major tennis tournaments (Grand Slams). Roland Garros is the only major tournament played on clay, with the other being played on either hard courts (Australia and U.S. Open) or grass (Wimbledon). This year’s French Open will be played from 27 May to June 10.
Just like in each year of the past decade, Spaniard Rafael Nadal is a huge favorite for the title. The legendary Nadal is the undisputed ruler of the French Open, winning it a record 10 times with his last title coming in 2017. Due to this and his dominance on clay courts, Nadal is known as the “King Of Clay”, a name which certainly suits him. However, this doesn’t mean that this year’s French Open will be easier to win.
Although Roger Federer and Andy Murray have decided to skip the tournament, Nadal will surely face a challenge from other players such as Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem. Novak Djokovic has a shot as well – although he didn’t have a great start to the season, he showed glimpses of his former self at the Rome Masters a few weeks ago and will definitely try to build on that. If he has a bit of luck in the draw he might reach the later stages of the French Open.
Other challengers for the title include the pesky Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori who has reached the French Open quarter-finals twice in his career and maybe newcomers such as Borna Coric or Stefanos Tsitsipas who lost to Rafa Nadal in this year’s Barcelona Open final after defeating 4 top-10 players in the early rounds.
Here are the odds for outright winners of the 2018 French Open from 5 respected bookmakers:
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For this year’s French Open, Ole777 puts Rafael Nadal before everyone else. Nadal is the clear favorite with odds of 5/14. Surprisingly, Alexander Zverev is next on the list with odds of 27/4, followed by Novak Djokovic with odds of 11/1 and Dominic Thiem with odds of 12/1. The difference between the first 4 favorites and the rest of the players on the list is huge. David Goffin is the 5th favorite for winning the 2018 French Open with odds of 31/1, while Juan Martin del Potro has odds of 40/1. From there on, the chances for lifting the French Open title get even lower.
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For the 2018 French Open, RedZoneSports unsurprisingly favors Rafa Nadal with odds of 5/14. Zverev is right behind the Spaniard with tougher odds of 23/4, followed by Novak Djokovic at 11/1. The best Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem is being given odds of 12/1 and is followed by David Goffin (33/1), Juan Martin del Potro and Grigor Dimitrov (40/1), Kei Nishikori (50/1) and Marin Cilic (50/1). At the back end of the list is Evgeny Donskoy, with virtually no chances of winning the French Open, being given odds of 2500/1.
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One of the most prominent sports on Fun88 you can bet on is tennis. The site offers outright winner odds for the 2018 French Open as well as live betting on singles and doubles matches. In the outright winner market, Rafa Nadal is once more the favorite with odds of 5/14. He is followed by Alexander Zverev (27/4), Novak Djokovic (11/1) and Dominic Thiem (12/1). If you fancy putting your bet on a dark horse, David Goffin (33/1) and Juan Martin del Potro (40/1) are great options.
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SportPesa offers outright winner odds for the 2018 French Open as well as live betting on all the matches. Not surprisingly, they favor Rafa Nadal as the outright winner with odds of 5/14. The next names on the list don’t differ from other sites. Alexander Zverev is the second favorite to win Roland Garros with odds of 27/4, followed by Novak Djokovic with 11/1 and Dominic Thiem with 12/1. The bookmaker clearly didn’t feel like the other players in the draw have big chances of winning the tournament, giving top-10 players such as Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro odds of 50/1 and 40/1 respectively.
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For the 2018 Men French Open, SportNation has Rafa Nadal as the favorite (5/14). The line-up of favorites doesn’t differ from other bookmakers – Alexander Zverev is next on the list with odds of 23/4, Novak Djokovic is being given odds of 11/1, while world Nr. 8 Dominic Thiem has odds of 12/1. Outside of these 4 favorites, the other players don’t really have a big chance of winning the title according to SportNation. If you’re planning on betting on singles and doubles matches, SportNation offers these markets as well.