Nadal Seeks Another French Open Odds Payout
Second-seeded Rafael Nadal entered the French Open as the +105 betting favorite, and the ATP tour's dominant clay-court player had no problem with his first-round opponent. That puts him on track for yet another payout on the French Open odds heading into the second-round.
Nadal has won the French Open 11 times since 2005, only missing out on the title three times in that span – in 2009, 2015, and 2016. The Spaniard rebounded with wins in the tournament in both 2017 and 2018, boosting his career record at the major event to an astounding 86-2.
And Nadal had a cakewalk in his first-round matchup against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to set up a second-round meeting with another German, Yannick Maden. Maden picked up a hard-fought win over Belgium's Kimmer Coppejans in the first round by scores of 7-6, 7-5, 6-3, but he is now listed as a heavy +2300 underdog on the tennis lines against Nadal for their second-round matchup. French Open betting props for the match also have Nadal pegged as the -1800 favorite to claim the first set between them.
Novak Djokovic entered this year's tournament as the top seed but just the +225 second favorite on the French Open betting lines, and he brushed aside Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in the first round with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory. Djokovic's second-round opponent is Slovakia's Henri Laaksonen, who put away Spain's Pedro Martinez 6-1, 6-0, 7-6 in the first round. Djokovic has been listed as a heavy -10000 betting favorite for his second-round meeting.
Djokovic has one career French Open title on his resume, from 2016, losing in the quarterfinal round in each of the last two editions of the tournament. However, Djokovic can hold all four Grand Slam titles with a win at Roland-Garros, as he won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to end last season's major events and he started 2019 with a victory in the Australian Open.
Federer Among Favorites on Second-Round Odds
With all Roger Federer's career success he also has just one career French Open title, from back in 2009, thanks to Nadal's dominance at the event. Federer skipped this tournament in each of the last three years, last playing Roland-Garros in 2015 when he fell in the quarters.
The third-seeded Federer advanced past the first round with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 win over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego, setting him up for a second-round meeting with Germany's Oscar Otte as a -2500 betting favorite. Otte got past Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in his opening match of the tournament, and now looks to the second round as a +1100 betting underdog.
Federer opened the French Open farther down the odds at +2000, behind Nadal and Djokovic along with Dominic Thiem (+550). Thiem got a minor scare in the first round, needing four sets to dispatch American Tommy Paul 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2. Austria's Thiem, seeded fourth in the tournament, faces Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik in the second round as a -2500 betting favorite, with tennis live betting odds available for each of these matches involving the top seeds in the men's draw for those that want to go beyond just wagering on the final outcome.
Meanwhile, the French Open odds for the women's side of the draw had a longer opening list of true contenders, with Serena Williams set a step back at +1200 on those betting lines entering the event. Williams, seeded 10th at the tournament, stumbled early in her first-round match with Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko but rebounded for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory. Williams will next be the betting favorite for her second-round match with Japan's Kurumi Nara, who advanced past Slovenia's Dalila Jakupovic in the first round with a tough 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 victory.
The top seed in the women's draw, Japan's Naomi Osaka, was at +1100 on the odds to win the French Open when the tournament got underway, behind Simona Halep (+400) and Kiki Bertens (+800). The fourth-seeded Bertens knocked out France's Pauline Parmentier in the first round 6-3, 6-4 and the Dutch player is now a -550 favorite in the second round against Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova. Bertens is also a -375 favorite to claim the first set on the props.
*Odds as of May 28, 2019
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