Road To Roland Garros: French Open Futures Picks

Rafael Nadal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:06 PM GMT

The 116th edition of the French Open gets underway this Sunday in Paris. Join us while we go through the Futures market as well as the most valuable players to keep an eye on this event.

From the four Grand Slam tournaments on the tennis calendar, Roland Garros is the only Major event to be played on clay. This tournament is considered to be the most demanding event on tour due to the slow court conditions on red dirt and the fact that the men’s singles have a best-of-five-sets format. Adding to this, the singles matches are decided without a tie-break in the final set.

Despite the excitement around this competition, some of the best players in the world won’t compete on this year’s edition. Roger Federer is the major absence on the men’s tournament with the Swiss withdrawing from all the clay-court season. On the women’s side, things are more complicated with several top players unable to compete in Paris – Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova. Besides these four, the main contender to the title – Simona Halep – is also in doubt due to a torn ligaments in her ankle. 

 

Men’s Singles French Open Odds

As usual, Rafael Nadal is the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy in Paris. The nine-time champion is trying to extend his record in Roland Garros by winning an unprecedented 10th title on the same Grand Slam event. As you can see in the table above, Nadal is the only player below evens with Pinnacle offering -109 for the Spaniard to win the title.

Besides the regular Outrights market, Pinnacle also provides an alternative market for those who want to bet against Nadal. Despite Rafael’s outstanding results in recent months on red dirt, it’s hard to find any value on his current betting odds. With this mind, betting on the Rest of the Field might be a very interesting approach for this tournament at -102 at Pinnacle.

[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "

\n\n\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\n
\n\t\t\t

ATP French Open Outrights

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Rafael Nadal

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

-109

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Novak Djokovic

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+377

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Dominic Thiem

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+905

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Andy Murray

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+1407

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Stan Wawrinka

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+1406

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Alexander Zverev

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+1508

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Kei Nishikori

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+3119

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Nick Kyrgios

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+3517

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Juan Martin Del Potro

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+5024

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Milos Raonic

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+6531

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

David Goffin

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+7536

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Grigor Dimitrov

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+7536

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+8039

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Gael Monfils

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+12560

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Fabio Fognini

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+12560

\n\t\t\t
\n\n

"}[/]

[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "

\n\n\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\n
\n\t\t\t

Rafael Nadal vs. Field

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Rafael Nadal

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

-110

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Field

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

-102

\n\t\t\t
\n\n

\n"}[/]

 

Women’s Singles French Open Odds

Taking a look now at the other main contenders, Kristina Mladenovic is definitely a player to keep in mind. Mladenovic is trying to become the first French player to win this event since Mary Pierce back in 2000. Besides playing with the home support, Kristina is going through the best moment in her career with an outstanding 27 – 8 record since her disappointing defeat at the Australian Open 1st round. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add Mladenovic to your betting picks with a small stake as the most valuable player to win the title in Roland Garros.As we mentioned before, Simona Halep might not be at 100% for this tournament. Therefore, it’s impossible to trust on the Romanian to leave Paris with the title at +352 at Pinnacle.

[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "

\n\n\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\n
\n\t\t\t

WTA French Open Outrights

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Simona Halep

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+352

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Elina Svitolina

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+709

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Kristina Mladenovic

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+837

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Garbine Muguruza

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+961

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Karolina Pliskova

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+1259

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Svetlana Kuznetsova

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+1265

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Angelique Kerber

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+1412

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Caroline Wozniacki

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+2053

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Carla Suarez Navarro

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+2111

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Kiki Bertens

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+2393

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Daria Kasatkina

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+2420

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Johanna Konta

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+2630

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Madison Keys

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+3890

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Agnieszka Radwanska

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+3995

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

Timea Bacsinszky

\n\t\t\t
\n\t\t\t

+3995

\n\t\t\t
\n\n

"}[/]