On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the French Open 2019 will begin. The second of four Grand Slam tournaments in the calendar year will take the ATP World Tour to the prestigious Roland Garros Stadium in the French capital Once in history the Grand Slam Champion will be determined. For the Coupe des Mousquetaires known winner cup there is again this year a really hot contender, namely the undisputed clay court king himself. The speech is of course “Mr. French Open “Rafael Nadal, who won the legendary tournament and won eleven times. It is clear that this year’s overall victory can only lead to the bull of Manacor.
All the more exciting is this year’s men’s singles of the French Open but also because the clay court season in 2019 was extremely balanced. The three major tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Italy had three different winners, Fabio Fognini, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, while with Dominic Thiem as the winner of the Barcelona Open – after all – as an ATP World Tour 500 tournament Clay court season – a fourth athlete has already shown and recommended for larger tasks. Especially since the Austrian had stormed the final of Roland Garros a year ago and definitely brings the potential for the big hit. Also exciting is the question of whether Roger Federer, who will return to his old days for competitive athletes for the first time since 2015 to the French Open, here again something will tear. Only one of his 21 Grand Slam trophies won King Roger in the only Grand Slam tournament, which is held on sand. In addition to an up-and-coming player like Stefanos Tsitsipas and the all-rounder Alexander Zverev, the Swiss superstar is still one of the favorites.
Speaking of favorites: This is exactly what we want to look at in this article in the run-up to the 123rd edition of the Men’s Singles of the French Open. For this we have picked the hottest six candidates for you, whose chances of winning the French Open 2019 in the following we will discuss in detail before we also provide the victory rates of the participants field at the end of the contribution for you. We also discuss which tips you can play with sufficient value as part of your long-term bets.
- Rafael Nadal – Does the Bull of Manacor win title number twelve?
The 32-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal is still regarded as the “Mister French Open” himself. He took part in the tennis tournament in Paris 14 times and won an incredible eleven times the overall victory. Because he once even had to throw in the towel in the run-up to his third round match due to a second-round injury and did not even start, he brings a win quota on the clay courts of the Roland Garros Stadium, which, judging by the standing of this Grand Slam tournament, where the crème de la crème of the ATP World Tour is always closed again, sounds almost unbelievable: 86 of his 88 games in the main draw of the French Open, the Mallorcan won, which corresponds to a win rate of 97.7%. No wonder he is this year’s top favorite bookie for the odd of 1.90 *. A bet that can definitely be played for a positive expectation despite the 53% probability of occurrence. After all, Rafa is back year after year on time for the French Open. Although his clay court season in 2019 with 14 wins against three defeats (2018 and 2017, he conceded only a single defeat on his favorite surface) slightly less successful than in previous years. Last time in Rome, he was able to clearly put Novak Djokovic in the barrier next to the up-and-coming Stefanos Tsitsipas. Thus, the 2-1 final victory reads scarcer than he actually was, because his two sets won the Bull of Manacor 6-0 and 6: 1, so Rafa definitely needs to hide at this tournament in front of anyone.
- Novak Djokovic – In Roland Garros for a belated birthday present?
On the eve of the tournament, the now 32-year-old Serb Novak Djokovic celebrated his 32nd birthday. If he could not sweeten the party with the winner’s cup of the Italian Open, where he was in the final against Rafael Nadal after the clear 0: 6 from the first set really glad to have even found in a third sentence, so would have the currently undisputed World number one at the ATP World Tour certainly would not mind preparing a belated birthday present in Roland Garros of all places. Finally, the Djoker could win this tournament only once in his career, which is certainly due to the constant dominance of Rafael Nadal on the clay court. After all, this year Nole succeeded for the first time again winning the title on sand, as he had successfully avoided the duel with Rafael Nadal at the Mutua Madrid Open. That’s exactly what Roland Garros sees as his only chance: that the Bull of Manacor on the way to the final another athlete from the way clears. Luckily, the Djoker could not beat Rafa at the earliest in the final. If it came to this final, the chances of Novak Djokovic would be extremely bad. And because the mentioned balance of 86: 2 victories of the Spaniard with its entry into the finals is to be expected, the quota of just 3.50 * for the overall victory of Nole is altogether too low, that these bets are played with Value could.
- Dominic Thiem – The draw points towards the final
The 25-year-old Austrian, Dominic Thiem, is also a well-established expert on clay and has not only provided the only defeat of the season by Rafael Nadal in 2017 and 2018, but smooths the Bull of Manacor in 2019 at the ATP Barcelona defeated 2-0. Finally he could reward himself there with a comparably big title again in the subsequent final, which he had not been granted in the two years before. In any case, 2019 is a great season for Dominic Thiem, who after three lost major finals (Mutua Madrid Open 2017 and 2018 and French Open 2018) at the Indian Wells Masters 2019 in a 2-1 win over Roger Federer his first major title could win. In addition, the Austrians say that he could possibly become king on sand after Rafael Nadal’s retirement, because he brings the stuff to sweep away every opponent on this surface. The draw meant it quite well with him. The way to the quarter-finals is virtually free and there he would be crystal clear against potential opponents like Karen Khachanov or Juan Martin del Potro. Everything would therefore depend on whether he could clear the Djoker in the semifinals and the bull of Manacor in the final. In our opinion, this is definitely playable at the quota of 7.50 *, which is why Dominic Thiem is a hot tip after burst node in Indian Wells.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas – The year of his breakthrough
The 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is undoubtedly a player who could someday shape a similar era as Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have done in the past ten years. The shooting star, who won the next-generation ATP Finals in Milan in 2018, has been consistently winning titles in the past six months and celebrating one success after the next. At the Stockholm Open 2018, the Open 13 in Marseilles, France, and the Estoril Open two weeks ago, he secured his first three singles titles in the ATP World Tour and thus celebrated his second appearance in a final of a Masters at the Madrid Open , Tournament, which already states that 2019, will definitely go down in history as the year of its breakthrough. He has already climbed to sixth place in the ATP World Ranking List and already at the Australian Open. Certainly, Roland Garros converge extremely much. For the highly attractive odds of 19.00 *, however, it is just a matter of running to pick him up as a secret favorite. But: The draw did not mean well with him. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and in the final Novak Djokovic or Dominic Thiem could win in the way of his big hit. Stan Wawrinka – winner of the French Open in 2015.
- Roger Federer – back for the first time since 2015
The now 37-year-old Swiss has played only a few, but selected tournaments for some time. A year with a corresponding number of regeneration phases, which has ensured the continuing success that King Roger still has. Most recently, he not only earned another major title in his long and successful career at the Miami Masters, but also celebrated the 101st individual title in the ATP World Tour. All the more remarkable was that he is back for the first time since 2015 registered for the French Open. In 2016, he injured in the context of the clay court season, he deliberately left this in the last two years, to go into the grassy season, which is just one of the great strength of sympathetic Swiss. After all, he is the Wimbledon record winner. At the rate of 23.00 * Roger Federer is indeed settled by the bookmakers in the narrow circle of favorites, but overall his second overall victory at the French Open after the big litter in 2009 would be a big surprise. Also, because the tournament tree has been difficult. If he makes it to the quarterfinals, his long-time rival and clay-field nemesis Rafael Nadal could already be waiting for him there. And should not be contrary to expectations in this match terminus for the Federer Express, then in the two rounds thereafter on the physically extremely demanding clay court forces are no longer for the very big litter long.
- Alexander Zverev – Geneva as an initial spark?
With much praise, the 22-year-old German Alexander Zverev started in the 2019 season, after he said goodbye to the 2018 2018 season as a world champion and title holder at the ATP Finals 2018. Advance laurels, which he has now almost completely lost. In the last two years he has always won at least one major title in the clay court season, so this year almost everywhere in the first or second game final station – not infrequently also against players outside the top 20 of the ATP world rankings as against Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Rome, Nicolas Jarry at the Barcelona Open and Cristian Garin at the BMW Open in Munich. That made it all the more important for him to take along the final preparation tournament at the Geneva Open, where he was able to advance to the semi-finals. If he wins his first individual title in Geneva in the hitherto unsuccessful 2019 season (17:10 victories), that could be exactly the spark that he needed. The playful potential for the overall victory in Roland Garros he finally brings along. He just has to check it out again. For the fact that he succeeds in the dense field of participants now, the rate of 26.00 * is potentially too low. To have him on the slip as a secret favorite, however, had already paid off in so many major tournaments in the past, which is why it would be fatal to write off Sascha early because of the recent weakness phase.
The odds for overall men’s winner at the French Open 2019
|Juan Martin del Potro||41,00|
|Felix Auger Aliassime||126,00|