MAY 23 - Where’s The Star Power And Value In The 2017 French Open

Where’s The Star Power And Value In The 2017 French Open

Written by Eric Williams on Tuesday,May 23, 2017 2:45, EDT

If you’re a bit bummed out that the legendary Roger Federer and Serena Williams won’t be in the field for the quickly approaching 2017 French Open, then I’ve got just the tonic to help cheer you up – and put some tennis betting bucks – in your pocket as we get set for the second major of the year.

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You see, while Federer and Serena will both be on the sidelines for very different reasons, there’s still plenty of star power at this year’s French Open, not to mention some value-packed odds surrounding several of the top contenders in both, the men’s ATP and women’s WTA draws. Thanks to the expert tennis betting preview, you’re going to find out just who the top contenders are and what their odds are of winning this year’s coveted title at Roland Garros. Let’s get started on the men’s ATP side.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Where’s The Star Power And Value In The 2017 French Open



2017 French Open Men’s Odds

Rafael Nadal: -135
Novak Djokovic: +450
Andy Murray: +700
Stan Wawrinka: +1000
Dominic Thiem: +1200
Kei Nishikori: +3300
Nick Kyrgios: +3300
Grigor Dimitrov: +4000
David Goffin: +5000
Milos Raonic: +5000
Juan Martin Del Potro: +5000
Alexander Zverev: +5000
Gael Monfils: +6600
Tomas Berdych: +8000
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: +8000
Lucas Pouille: +10000
Richard Gasquet: +10000
Marin Cilic: +12500
David Ferrer: +12500
Pablo Cuevas: +15000
Fabio Fognini: +15000
Jack Sock: +15000
Pablo Carreno-Busta: +20000
John Isner: +20000
Gilles Simon: +20000
Benoit Paire: +20000
Kevin Anderson: +25000
Feliciano Lopez: +25000

As you can see,  World No. 4 Rafael Nadal at -135 is the clear-cut prohibitive favorite to win his record 10th French open title after winning Masters 100 events in Monte Carlo and Madrid for the first time since 2010.

Reigning French Open champ and current World No. 2 Novak Djokovic at +450 will give Rafa a run for the title after reaching the final of the Italian open this past weekend. World No. 1 Andy Murray is a +700 pick but there’s even more value for World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka as a +100 pick, seeing as how won the French Open in stunning fashion in 2015.

Dominic Thiem (+1200), Kei Nishikori (+3300), Nick Kyrgios (+3300), Grigor Dimitrov (+4000) and David Goffin (+5000) will all challenge to make deep runs, but for me, it is Italian Open winner and World No. 10 Alexander Zverev (+5000) that is offering more ‘real’ value of any player in the ATP draw.

Now, let’s move over to the women’s side of the draw.

2017 French Open Women’s Odds

Simona Halep +400
Garbine Muguruza +800
Angelique Kerber +900
Elina Svitolina +1400
Svetlana Kuznetsova +1400
Karolina Pliskova +1600
Kristina Mladenovic +1600
Johanna Konta +2200
Caroline Wozniacki +2500
Laura Siegemund +2500
Daria Kasatkina +2800
Petra Kvitova +3300
Madison Keys +3300
Lucie Safarova +3300
Agnieszka Radwanska +3300
Eugenie Bouchard +3300
Timea Bacsinszky +4000
Belinda Bencic +4000
Carla Suarez Navarro +4000
Coco Vandeweghe +5000
Dominika Cibulkova +5000
Venus Williams +6600
Ekaterina Makarova +6600
Sam Stosur +6600
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +6600
Sloane Stephens +8000
Caroline Garcia +8000
Jelena Ostapenko +8000

2017 French Open Women’s Odds

With World No. 1 Serena Williams out of the field and former French Open winner Maria Sharapova also out because of the refusal of Roland Garros officials to issue her a wild card following her PED-related suspension, it looks like the 2017 French Open is completely up for grabs.

World No. 4 Simona Halep has been installed as a +400 favorite and she could be primed to win the first grand slam of her career after winning in Madrid and reaching the finals of the Italian Open this past weekend.

World No. 6 Elina Svitolina is looking quite dangerous as a value-packed +1400 pick after winning her fourth title of the year by bagging the title in Rome this past weekend.

While she’s had more than he share of struggles this year, World No. 5 Garbine Muguruza is a +800 No. 2 favorite seeing as how she won last year’s French Open title.

World No. 11 Venus Williams plays well on clay despite never winning a French Open title and is offering some damned good value as a +6600 pick.

Last but not least, I like the value that World No. 56 Eugenie Bouchard is offering seeing as how she’s clearly got grand slam potential, despite struggling mightily for the better part of the last 18 months.