2016 French Open: Men's Betting Preview

May 21st 2016, 5:16pm, By: Johnny Houston

Roland Garros served up an upset in last year’s final with Stan Wawrinka defeating Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Final. The 2016 French Open is setup for a very exciting final with storylines such as Novak looking for his first elusive French Open, Nadal chasing his 10th French Open title and the withdrawal of Roger Federer - which actually bumps Nadal from 5th seed to 4th seed. This could mean that Nadal won’t face Novak until the semi-final and not the quarter final.

It’s a three horse race in the betting market. Novak is firm favourite and deservedly so at $1.91, while the second favourite is the greatest clay court player of all-time Rafael Nadal at $6.00 and Andy Murray at $5.

The bookies don’t give Stan Wawrinka, last year’s champion much hope at $13. The top three chances have all shared recent success against each other. Nadal won in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona. Novak won the Madrid Masters and Murray won in Rome.

If you have a player in mind not named Novak Djokovic, then nothing I say will affect your decision and there are certainly some valid reasons to bet against Novak. On the other hand, if you are a bit hesitant to back Novak at such short odds ($1.91) and need some re assurance then here it is.

First of all, this is the only Grand Slam Novak has not won therefore it’s the greatest motivational angle. Even greater than Nadal going for his 10th in my opinion.

Nova is on pace with last year’s unbelievable record of 11 titles, with 5 titles to his name already (one of those on clay). Over his career he has won 169 matches and 12 titles on clay. When Novak wins the first set it is all over as he is currently 33-0 so far in 2016. I honestly believe we are witnessing the greatest tennis player of all time. Novak needs just six more Grand Slams to catch Roger Federer and after the 2016 French Open I believe it will be five.

Tip: Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 French Open - $1.91 at CrownBet 

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Bet on the French Open at CrownBet

If you are going to bet on the French Open, consider placing your bets at CrownBet

Here are the odds available at CrownBet:

Novak Djokovic - $1.91
Andy Murray - $5.00
Rafael Nadal - $6.00
Stan Wawrinka - $13.00
Kei Nishikori - $17.00

Make sure to read full terms and conditions of any betting promotion before placing any bets - may not be available to residents of all states. 

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Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!



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