The French Open begins on Sunday and the question on everyone’s lips is whether Spaniard Rafael Nadal can claim his 11th Roland Garros title.
We have compiled the best tennis odds from the tournament and pick who could emerge victorious over clay.
Nadal to reign supreme?
When it comes to clay, the Spaniard is almost invincible and it is hardly surprising to seem him lead the betting market at 4/11 to win the tournament for an 11th time despite only being 31 years of age.
He reached the 50-consecutive clay set streak until finding Dominc Thiem too tough in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
Nadal has won three of the four clay court tournaments since returning from injury and certainly looks a forced to be reckoned with once again at Roland Garros.
The best of the rest
There is simply no value in backing Nadal, and therefore I’ll be hunting some other value in the rest of the market.
The man who brought an end to his set streak Thiem looks a strong candidate to reach the latter stages.
The 24-year-old Austrian has reached the final four in each of the last two tournaments in France before losing out to the eventual champion.
He had eight career titles to his name ahead of the tournament with over half of those coming since 2016.
With all that in mind he looks good each way value at 14/1 if Nadal does suffer a major blip on his favourite surface of all.
Third time lucky for Halep?
Women’s world number one Halep has finished runner-up at Roland Garros in the past two years and looks a strong bet at 11/4 to take the title on her third attempt.
She lost out to 11th seed Helena Ostapenko, who is 11/1 to win back-to-back French Open title.
It remains to be seen whether Serena Williams can produce an immediate return to form, having recently returned to action after giving birth to her daughter last year.
You can never rule the American out of contention considering her dominance of the game in recent years and at 13/1 she looks extremely good value at each way to reach the final.
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