French Open 2015 Odds

french open rafael nadalThe list of players receiving odds to win the 2015 French Open is relatively small considering the number of competitors that will descend upon Roland Garros in late May. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, one player, Rafael Nadal, has won the tournament nine times in the last 10 years and the other victor during that stretch, Roger Federer, owns more Grand Slam titles than any man in history. What is something of a surprise, though, is the line attached to Nadal. According to the latest French Open 2015 odds, the Spaniard, who has, as mentioned, been a dominating force in Paris for a decade, is by no means a slam dunk to win this year’s tournament.

At 5 to 4 odds, Nadal is a slight Roland Garros favorite over the ATP’s top ranked player, Novak Djokovic.

Still, the onus is on Djokovic and everyone else to unseat Nadal, who, no doubt, enjoys a tremendous psychological advantage over any player that steps on the clay at the famed venue.

The gap between Nadal and those attempting to match his clay prowess has been reduced, though, and the odds are a reflection of that fact (2014 French Open odds provide even more proof). Djokovic, in particular, appears to be gaining ground on Nadal, having bested him two times in their last four clay court meetings.

Djokovic also pushed Nadal to a fourth set in their two French Open final meetings, losing 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 5-7 in 2012 and 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 4-6 last year.

And the Serbian will certainly not be lacking for motivation when he heads to Paris. The only thing standing between Djokovic and a career Grand Slam is Nadal and a French Open title.

At least one former great likes Djokovic’s chances of completing the feat and sooner rather than later.

“I don’t want to put pressure on him, but after watching Novak competing in Melbourne, I think there is a chance we might see a player winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year,” Andre Agassi said.

French Open 2015 Odds: Tennis Odds Provided by Bovada.lv

Rafael Nadal 5/4
Novak Djokovic 3/2
Stan Wawrinka 14/1
Juan Martin Del Potro 16/1
Roger Federer 18/1
Andy Murray 20/1
Kei Nishikori 20/1
David Ferrer 25/1
Grigor Dimitrov 33/1
Tomas Berdych 33/1
Marin Cilic 40/1
Milos Raonic 40/1
Ernests Gulbis 50/1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 50/1
Fabio Fognini 66/1
Gaël Monfils 66/1
Dominic Thiem 80/1
Nick Kyrgios 100/1
John Isner 200/1