French Open Tennis Championship 2012 - Nadal Claims Memorable Seventh Roland Garros Title
We have seen a classic final at Roland Garros with Rafa Nadal claiming a remarkable seventh French Open success on Monday afternoon. The Spaniard has now won the tournament seven times in the last eight years as he held off a strong challenge from Novak Djokovic in four sets. Nadal is now out on his own as the player who has won more French Open titles than any other and he is likely to be back next year as the warm favourite in the French Open Odds.
The ladies tournament saw Maria Sharapova claim a memorable win as the Russian beat Sara Errani in straight sets at Roland Garros. Sharapova now adds her name to the list of women who have won each of the four Grand Slams during their career and it has to go down as a caareer highlight.
The French Open Tennis 2012
The French Open is the second ‘Grand Slam’ event of the year and is one of four Grand Slams played. The first one of the year is the Australian Open, which is played in Melbourne in January. The French Open comes next and 3 weeks later it is the turn of Wimbledon and finally at the end of August it is the turn of the US Open. The French Open Odds are as always looking exciting with all the top players in with a shout as well as those clay court specialists who love heading to Paris in May.
Roland Garros is one of the more popular venues on the Tennis calendar despite the fact that it is the smallest of the four Grand Slam venues at the moment. The centre court is the excellent Phillipe Chatrier which can hold a maximum of 14,840 tennis fans.
French Open Betting
The red clay courts of Roland Garros are famed for producing a slower brand of tennis but with long absorbing and exciting rallies and is a surface that quite naturally suits a base line player.
The tournament has been running since 1891, but the Roland Gaross stadium did not start hosting the tournament until 1928. It is a superb French Open Venue and combined with its rich French Open Tennis History, the tournament has become one of the most viewed sporting events in the world today. Tickets for the French Open are much sought after and it pays to book early.
Rafa Nadal is the current men's champion and he will return this year and once again aiming for yet another win at Roland Garros. He will not have it all his own way though with a number of players hoping he slips up, with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are waiting to pounce.
Tennis betting has become a very big business and Nadal will be favourite to win based on his past form at Roland Gaross. His odds can be checked in the French Open Mens Singles Odds. Favourite for the womens event include the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams. The types of betting markets can looked over on the French Open Betting Guide. This year we have a new facility running with Paddy Power, one of the leading Irish bookmakers who will giving away French Open Free bets before and during the tournament.
French Open Tennis Seeds
The seedings reflect the past form of the players and their positions in the world rankings. The French Open Mens Seedings is headed by Nadal and the French Open Womens Seedings by the 2012 Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. The 22-year-old is currently World Number 1 and clearly has the talent and desire to win back-to-back Slams.
- Womens French Open Tennis Betting Preview Sharapova returns to defend her title
- Mens French Open Tennis Betting Preview Nadal odds on for title number 8 at Roland Garros
- Rafa Nadal odds on favourite for the Madrid Open after Djokovic crashes out
- Monte Carlo Masters Betting Preview Rafa Nadal odds on for ninth successive crown
- Novak Djokovic is odds on favourite for a third successive Sony Miami Open title
- ATP Tour Rotterdam Betting Preview Federer odds on to defend his title
- Djokovic odds on for Australian Open final against Andy Murray
- Best Bets of the weekend include wins for Watford and Li Na