March is a relatively quiet month for both the ATP and WTA tours, with only the opening round of the Davis Cup and events in Indian Wells and Miami to keep tennis fans entertained. Inexorably then, some fans’ minds will start to wander towards the next grand slam on the calendar at Roland Garros in May.
With that in mind, it seems a reasonable time to start making a few ATP & WTA tennis predictions ahead of the French Open and to use them to offer today’s tennis betting tips for the Roland Garros event. If you like reading daily tennis previews for all levels of tennis events then Stevegtennis.com has some good ones here.
Plenty can obviously happen between now and the end of May, but as things stand today’s tennis betting tips for the French Open might just help you make a tidy profit by the time that next grand slam does arrive.
The Men’s Draw
As Roland Garros gets nearer you can get real time free betting tips at Matchstat.com here.
The 2015 edition of the French Open is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing for ten years or more, thanks largely to the inconsistent form and fitness struggles of Rafa Nadal. The Spaniard has won the Roland Garros title an incredible nine times of the last ten but with both his form and fitness doubtful this time around, the result of the 2015 tournament is far more unpredictable.
Nadal could of course capture yet another title in Paris and it would be a compelling story if he does after his recent struggles, but today’s tennis betting tips aren’t going to include backing the Spaniard to take a tenth French Open crown. Who then, are we going to tip when it comes to the men’s draw for the French Open?
With Nadal looking likely to be less of a force at Roland Garros this time around, thoughts automatically switch toward Roger Federer, Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic. Of those three, Djokovic makes the most appeal given the relative weakness of Federer and Murrays’ games on clay compared to other surfaces. The Serb too will undoubtedly be very motivated to complete his career grand slam but 2015 could just be the year for a surprise winner in Paris and the first of today’s tennis betting tips is going to be to back 2013 runner-up David Ferrer to go one better this time around.
For head to head stats, check out Matchstat.com eg Djokovic v Federer here.
The Women’s Draw
In the modern era of women’s tennis it has basically only been the clay of Roland Garros that has blunted Serena Williams’ dominance over the rest of the WTA tour, and that makes the French Open arguably the most interesting of all the slams in the women’s game.
At the age of 33 and on her least favoured surface, Serena will likely still be the bookies favourite come May but offers no value for punters taking all of that into account. Instead then, those looking for a good value bet on the French Open would do well to look elsewhere and there are a number of options.
Maria Sharapova has won two of the last three editions of the tournament and reached the final in the one year where she failed to take the title, making her the more tempting option for punters who like to back a short-priced competitor. If like many people however, you prefer to find value lower down the market, then the last of today’s tennis betting tips for the French Open will appeal to you.
Italian number one Sara Errani has reached at least the quarter finals at Roland Garros in the last three editions of the event and made it all the way to the final in 2012, showing her affinity for the tournament. That, combined with the fact that she is on the cusp of re-entering the world’s top ten, makes her current antepost odds of 50/1 with some bookmakers look very tempting indeed for an each-way punt.