2016 ATP French Open Men’s Singles Betting Odds & Preview
The second Grand Slam of the 2016 Calendar Year, the ATP French Open, is set to take place in Paris between May 22 and June 5, and all eyes are on the usual Tennis betting favorites like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray. Can Stan the Man repeat as the tournament champion, or will we be seeing a new winner from the star-studded field in Paris? Take a look at our online betting preview of this illustrious tournament, complete with free 2016 ATP French Open Men’s Singles Predictions and Picks.
A Look at the 2016 ATP French Open Men’s Singles Betting Odds & Preview
Noteworthy Stats: Djokovic own a 52-11 venue record
As the world No. 1, it comes as no surprise that Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to win the 2016 French Open. His recent 6-3, 6-3 to Andy Murray in the Italian Open and the fact that he has finished as the runner-up the last two years in Paris may cast about his abilities to get the job done in this Tournament. But this is a guy who is at the peak of his career and is enjoying a stellar form, boasting of an impressive 35-3 record in 2016, including his 11th career Grand Slam win in the 2016 Australian Open. All that considered, he should be a hot favorite to win his first-ever French Open.
Noteworthy Stats: Nadal is a nine-time French Open champ, Owns a 70-2 venue record
Nadal spent most of last year battling injury, but has bounced back nicely since returning to full fitness. His 27-8 record on the year, including two title won last month, is proof that he will be a force to reckon with in the 2016 French Open. More notably, Nadal has owned the French Open over the past decade, winning 9 of the last 11 French Open titles, which included two win over current World No. 1 Djokovic in 2012 and 2014. With such a pedigree, it goes without saying that Nadal may be the guy to win the title. As a concern, though, Nadal has recently lost his last seven straight overall games against Djokovic, so it remains to be seen if the ATP #5 will be able to stop the ATP #1 if they do meet.
Noteworthy Stats: Finished 2015 with a decent a solid 14-1 record on clay
After beating Djokovic in the Italian Open Final, Murray will certainly be fancying his chances of another strong run in the French Open, as he seeks to improve on the fact that he has reached the French Open semifinals in the previous two years. On the year, the Scotsman is impressively 20-5, a big reason he is ranked at No. 2 in the latest ATP standings and is considered as a dangerous sleeper pick at the Roland Garros. Add that to his improving play on clay, Murray will definitely be a player to watch.
Noteworthy Stats: Stan is the defending French Open Champ
Had it not been for his rather dismal form entering the Tournament, Wawrinka would have been among our favorites. Unfortunately for the 2015 French Open winner, he’s not made the semifinal round in all of his last five tournaments since winning two titles in January and February 2016. But then again, don’t just sleep on Stan the Man just yet; the 31-year- old Swiss has a knack for saving his best for the game’s brightest stages, as can be affirmed by his two Grand Slam titles and seven quarterfinal appearances over the last nine Grand Slams.
Noteworthy Stats: Federer holds a 114.6% combined hold/break percentage
As the current World No. 3 and a surefire tennis Future Hall of Famer, it would be sacrilegious to omit the great Federer’s name from this list. That said, the 34-year- old hasn’t participated in many tourneys this year (5 only so far), raising questions about his fitness. In addition, besides his 2009 win over Sweden’s Robin Soderling, Federer has lost all of his five finals at Roland Garros (to Nadal). But then again, the inactivity may be a blessing in disguise for Federer, fueling him to give his very best in Paris this month.
Noteworthy Stats: Holds a 13-3 record from 2015 on clay, with a combined 110.7% hold/break percentage.
Inconsistent play and injuries have been Nishikori’s biggest challenges in his quest for a first ever Grand Slam title. Then, of course, there are his vastly documented struggles against the elite—his last six defeats have come against Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal (twice) and Novak Djokovic (thrice). Still, on a good day and with his health at full tank, the 26-year- old can be as good as any other elite player on the Tennis court.