2015 French Open Tennis Odds Comparison: Men's Singles to See New Champion?

SBR Staff

Friday, May 8, 2015 4:52 PM GMT

Shop for and compare all of the latest tennis odds for the 2015 French Open. With the defending champion on a downward slide, find out who sportsbooks are favoring to clinch the title at Roland Garros.

The 2015 French Open is scheduled to get under way May 24th, as the world's best head to Roland Garros to compete for the season's second Grand Slam. This tournament is considered to be the premier clay court tennis event in the world, which forces players to adjust to its slow playing surface. Combine this with the fact that the five-set men's singles matches are decided without a tiebreak in the final set, it becomes easy to see why the French Open is considered to be the most physically challenging and demanding tournaments on tour.

The Challenges: The clay courts of Roland Garros have been known to cause players to deviate from their traditional plans of attack. The surface not only slows down the ball, but also creates a higher bounce than one would see on grass or hard courts. These characteristics traditionally affect power servers and those who rely on a strong volley as well. Aces are reduced, as the clay does slow the ball down and can make even the fastest serves returnable. 

Pete Sampras, who was renouned for his power serve, never won here. Rafael Nadal's game tends to favor the slower surface, and he has nine French Open Titles to his name.

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Men's Singles French Open Odds
Current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is listed as the tennis odds favorite to win the 2015 French Open, and while the Serbian has never clinched top honors at Roland Garros, he has two runner-up finishes to his name. Djokovic is looking in top form, already winning the first Grand Slam in the Australian open as well as bringing home the trophy from three straight Masters (Indian Wells, Miami Masters & Monte Carlo Masters).

You cannot discuss French Open Odds without bringing up Rafael Nadal's name first. The Spaniard has already won the French Open nine times, and this surface evens the playing field when he is forced to face some of the power servers on tour. He did struggle somewhat in the Australian Open, where he made his exit in the quarterfinals, but given that Nadal has a 66-1 record here, Rafa is sure to get a lot of attention from online sportsbooks and tennis bettors alike.

Below is a look at the current field and how their tennis odds are shaping up at some of the web's largest online sportsbooks

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