French Open Tennis Championship 2014 - Nadal and Djokovic Being Backed
The French Open is always one of the highlights of the season and this year's tournament is looking as exciting as ever. Rafa Nadal is now out on his own as the player who has won more French Open titles than any other and he is back again as the warm favourite in the latest French Open Odds. Novak Djokovic has been in great form this clay court season though and he could be a real danger to the Spaniard as he searches for the one Grand Slam that has so far eluded him.
The ladies tournament is slightly more open with Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova towards the head of the market, Sharapova is a former champion while Halep is one of the most improved players on the tour and looking for a first Grand Slam title.
The French Open Tennis 2014
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.
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 Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams.
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 Womens Seedings by Serena Willaims who is of course the world number one. Williams has dominated the womens game in recent years but has only won at Roland Garros the once back in 2002 while other players in form at the moment include Li Na of China and Maria Sharapova who is the defending champion.
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