The 2009 French Tennis Open is on the horizon and it is the second Grand Slam of the year and of course will be taking place on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris. The French Open is one of the hardest Slams to win with the slow clay surface requiring players to be right at the top of the game in terms of fitness and technique if they are to give themselves any chance at all of taking the trophy home.
The French Open Mens Betting looks set to be all about one man according to the bookmakers and that is the No 1 ranked player Rafael Nadal who will be going for his 5th consecutive title. Nadal has simply dominated Roland Garros in recent times with other players unable to cope with the Spaniards strength and will to win on the clay courts. Roger Federer is the man most likely to challenge Nadal according to the bookies and the Swiss star will be once again hoping to win the one Grand Slam that has so far eluded him in his glittering career.
Novak Djokovic and Britainâ€™s Andy Murray are both improving and they will be hoping to crash the party and prevent a Federer v Nadal final for the 4th consecutive year. Nadal certainly looks the one to beat as he has proved virtually unbeatable on the Red Clay and in particular at Roland Garros in recent years and he is odds on with the bookmakers to continue that dominance.
The French Open Womens Odds is much more wide open with any number of top players in with a realistic chance of becoming French Open Champion. There is no dominant force on the ladies Tour currently which is reflected in the tight betting for the French Open. Narrow favourite is World No 1 Dinara Safina who has been in top form in 2009 and will be hoping to win her first Grand Slam. Any number of players will be hoping to defeat Safina and as always the Williams sisters are featuring heavily in the betting. It is Serena who appears to be stronger on the clay than Venus and the betting shows Serena is in with a good chance. Others in with a good shot in the markets include the Serbian duo of Jelena Jankovic and defending French Open Champion Ana Ivanovic. Ivanovic has been on something of a slide since that win at Roland Garros in 2008 but will be hoping to reproduce last yearâ€™s form. The Ladies event is one of the most exciting Grand slams in years in terms of betting with some great value out there for the shrewd punter, so the 2009 French Open looks set to be one of the best yet.
With all of the Online Bookies offering new customers incentives to have a bet in particular Ladbrokes who are offering a Â£25 cash back free bet offer there is every reason to have a small investment on your favourite player for this years event.