French Open Betting

December 2, 2010 Tennis

Tennis betting during the French Open betting for many gamblers focuses on the clay court specialists.

French Open is the second of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments and is held in the middle of May until early June.

Tennis betting for the French Open can be interesting because the favorites don’t always win. Playing on clay is different than playing on grass or hard courts and that makes for interesting results in tennis betting. The tournament is held at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

The tournament at Roland Garros can be draining for players, especially the men that play the best of five sets with no tiebreakers in the final set. Tennis betting experts that look at Roland Garros understand that the clay courts slow down the ball compared to grass or hard courts. That means you have clay court specialists that always do well at Roland Garros and are serious tennis betting threats.

The French Open has proven to be the nemesis of many top tennis players. It has prevented many players from winning the Grand Slam. Peter Sampras won fourteen Grand Slam tournaments but never won the French Open. Roger Federer has dominated men’s tennis for many years and is always the tennis betting favorite except in the French Open, which he has never won. Jimmy Connors was another player that won everything else but the French Open. You also have the other side of the coin where some players have never won anything else but the French Open. Players like Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Carlos Ferrero and even Rafael Nadal although Nadal may prove to be more than just a clay court specialist and a player to follow in tennis betting.

Tennis betting fans may want to know that the last eight French Open winners on the men’s side were won by players that did not win any other Grand Slam tournament and it is 13 of the last 15. The same thing happens on the women’s side in tennis betting although not quite to the same extent. As you look at tennis betting in the French Open you must consider clay court specialists as the favorites. It doesn’t matter if they haven’t done anything else all year, if they can play well on clay they are a threat in tennis betting at the French Open.

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