Rafael Nadal The Odds on Favorite in Madrid, Rome, and Roland Garros
Staff, Tennis Atlantic
Unsurprisingly, Rafael Nadal is the odds on favorite in Madrid, Rome, and Roland Garros due his fantastic form on clay in 2018. The Monte Carlo and Barcelona Champion begins his Madrid Open title bid against Gael Monfils today, and is a heavy favorite to take the title in Madrid. The other leading contenders are former slam champions Juan Martin Del Potro, and Novak Djokovic, while Munich champion Alexander Zverev is another favorite. However, besides Nadal, all of these players are more than 3 to 1 odds to win the tournament.
Nadal should open as favorite in Rome presuming he plays, despite losing at the tournament last year, his last loss on clay. At the French Open Nadal has better than 2 to 1 odds presently, while Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Zverev, and Del Potro are all 15 to 1 or worse presently. A surprise name to feature in the early Roland Garros betting is South Korea’s Hyeon Chung, Chung, like Zverev, has never won a Grand Slam, but he’s posted steady results in season 2018 and will likely be the first Grand Slam champion from Korea at some point in his career.
With Roger Federer skipping the entire clay court season, all the money has rushed to Nadal, and if you fancy a bet on Nadal or one of the other clay court contenders check out NetBet Sport as a great place to play the odds and collect your winnings.