A few months have passed of this year and the Grand Slam tournaments on European ground starts again – the famous French Open in Roland Garros. Our team of expert tipsters from Tennis-Picks.net analyzed all the stats and we can now present you the Roland Garross betting tips and predictions for this year ! It will be the 122nd edition of the prestigious competition, which is also the highlight of the clay court season. Clay surfaces are known to have their own characteristics, just as every rubber court has its own characteristics. Clay surfaces slows down the ball and create a higher lift compared to the other two surfaces, grass and hard court. This means that big servers and serve-and-volley players do not have such a big advantage here.
The French Open takes place this year from 21 May to 10 June 2018 at the Stade Roland Garros and consists of competitions for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The qualifying phase starts on May 21st and ends five days later. The tournament itself will be held on 22 clay courts.
Roland Garros – Short Review of the 2017 Tournament
In 2017 we witnessed a fantastic tournament in Paris where both men and women made history in the individual competition.
ATP: Rafael Nadal lost only 35 games on his way to the title (as in 2012) to become the first player in the Grand Slam era to win 10 titles in a single Grand Slam. “La Decima” brought Rafa the 15th Grand Slam title (now 16th after winning the US Open that same year), putting him in the eternal leaderboard ahead of Pete Sampras (14 titles) and behind King Roger Federer (20 titles) took second place.
WTA: As far as the women are concerned, Jelena Ostapenko suddenly appeared out of nowhere, baffling the tennis world with a win over Simona Halep on the final lap. She became the first Latvian Gran Slam winner in history. One of the most interesting facts about Jelena Ostapenko’s appearance at the French Open last year was that her forehand was on average 5 km / h faster than Andy Murray’s.
The total prize money for last year’s edition of the French Open was € 36,000,000, an increase of 12% over 2016. The men’s and women’s individual title winners received € 2,100,000.
Roland Garros Predictions 2018 in Men’s Singles ATP
To make a prediction about the favourites in men’s singles for this year, it is best to use the bookmakers’ odds. In this case, if we look at the early odds, the chances of winning will still vary until the start of the tournament , as there are many key factors that can influence the odds. This year, the players are in good shape, as some of them suffered injuries in the second half of 2017. Preparatory tournaments are also important as bookmakers adjust their chances of winning according to the players’ shape.
Rafa Nadal – The Big Favorite
Rafael Nadal, with betting odds of 1.44, is obviously the big favourite for this year’s tournament, having won the 2017 trophy for the tenth time. He is the most successful clay court player of all times and he was therefore crowned King of Clay.
ATP Roland Garros Prediction : Rafa will remain the bookie’s favourite due to his dominance on sand, and of course he has to stay in good shape until the tournament.
Interestingly, Roger Federer, the man who won two Grand Slam titles last year and won the Australian Open this year, is rated extremely high at 18.0. Maybe a good value to bet on, if he decides to participate, because as we all know, he retired from last year’s edition because he wanted to be fit for Wimbledon, where he then won in an impressive manner.
Novak Djokovic has a total of 12 Grand Slam titles but only one in Paris. The former number 1 has been struggling with physical problems for some time. In addition, it is impossible to estimate how much power and momentum he will have after his return from the injury, which is why he currently receives only 9.00.
Dominic Thiem has become one of the best clay court players in the men’s singles and has reached the semi-finals in both 2016 and 2017 in Roland Garros. He is currently one of the few players who can really stand up to Nadal on clay, if everything goes together. His weakness is currently the mental fluctuations – if he can turn this off, then he has quite many chances for a final or even the first Grand Slam victory. His odds are currently at 8.00.
Stan Wawrinka has become a real force in the last 4 seasons of Grand Slams and has won 3 of his last 16, including the 2015 French Open. In 2016, he made it to the semifinals and in 2017 he failed in the final against Nadal. He has the potential to beat one of the top favourites, whether he puts it on the pitch constantly, is another question, he receives therefore 21.0.
Alexander Zverev – the player on the ATP Tour who has improved the most in the last season, although his stats on Grand Slams are not that great yet. Last year he flew out from Paris in the first round. Looks like he’s going to improve his Grand Slam statistics in 2018, but he will not play for the title in Roland Garros. Zverev receives 17.
Of course, there may still be some changes to the tournament, but those are the preliminary predictions for the men for Paris 2018. There are several players with chances to win the title, but to be honest, the victory in Paris is likely to continue as usual only via Nadal, and if he should be fit, his 11th French Open title is probably on the way.
Roland Garros Predictions 2018 in Women’s Singles WTA
For the ladies, things are looking a bit more balanced right now, forming a favourite block around :
- Serena Williams
- Simona Halep
- Garbine Muguruza
- Maria Sharapova
- Elina Svitolina
WTA Roland Garros Prediction : The odds of the favourites are in the range of 6.50 to 13.00 and are, of course, not set in stone. The current No. 1 tennis women, Simona Halep, is the main favorite.
We continue to track the odds and then see what they look like at the tournament start. Just make sure you check out our site for the best Roland Garros Betting tips for free , or you can try or daily Paid Betting Picks where you can find the Ultimate Tennis Betting TIPS .
Until then we wish you a lot of fun with the beginning of the clay court season.