There is a significant gap between the Australian and French Tennis Open. In fact, it is the longest wait for a grand slam to come around in the calendar year. It is too early to make correct French open tennis predictions, but we are going to have a go.
The number one men’s and women’s players Novak Djokovic and Serena William will be the French open betting odd favourites going into Roland Garros. If Djokovic does many to win, it will be the first time in his career. It is the one grand slam that has alluded him so far, and he will want to put that right this year. He will also have the opportunity of a calendar year Slam. Serena will be going into the tournament hoping to catch up to Steffi Graf’s record for the Grand Slam titles. If she is successful, it will be the 22nd title she has won.
Both Djokovic and Williams will be under immense pressure. They are the two who most are choosing as their French open picks to win the title. If anyone can do it, these two super athletes can. They are such a big lead at the top of the seedlings that even if they did not do well in France, they would still keep up their number one status.
Our French open tennis betting tips for winning the Men’s and Women’s are Rafael Nadal along with Serena Williams.
Why Rafael Nadal is our French Open 2016 Pick
Nadal did not have a good start to the year as he was knocked off the Australian Open in the first round by Verdasco. Nadal was unfortunate though as his opponent was playing the match of his life and he just could not cope with the day. On clay courts, he is the world number one, and he will be determined to put things right after his disastrous start. Due to his early exit, he will of been able to recover himself fully both physically and mentally before heading to France. The player will want to prove to everybody that he has still got what it takes to win a Grand Slam.
The French open betting odds have Nadal placed as an outsider to win the tournament. This presents extreme good value on a player with the pedigree and ability of Rafael. His main two opponents for the title are Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka.
Many French open tennis predictions sites have Novak Djokovic as the winner. It is understandable why they would pick him as he is by far the best player on the tour. Clay is not his preferred surface, though, and he can struggle to play on it. Nadal is an expert on clay which should give him the edge and is why I am picking him.
Many ex-professional tennis players French open tips include Stanislas Wawrinka. He is last years winner and put in an incredible performance to beat Djokovic in the final. One thing lacking in his game is consistency, and when he manages to sort that out, he will be gunning for the number one spot.
It is impossible to make French open tennis predictions without including Roger Federer on that list. Clay is not the best surface for him and with him recently undergoing major surgery, it is unlikely that he will be able to compete for the title.
|N Djokovic||1.73||B Tomic||151|
|R Nadal||5||G Simon||151|
|S Wawrinka||9||J Isner||151|
|A Murray||13||P Cuevas||151|
|K Nishikori||21||R Bautista-Agut||151|
|R Federer||21||R Gasquet||151|
|D Thiem||34||A Dolgopolov||201|
|J-W Tsonga||41||D Goffin||201|
|T Berdych||51||F Lopez||201|
|M Raonic||51||F Verdasco||201|
|G Dimitrov||67||J Janowicz||201|
|J M Del Potro||67||K Anderson||201|
|N Kyrgios||51||N Almagro||201|
|B Coric||101||B Paire||251|
|D Ferrer||101||E Gulbis||251|
|G Monfils||101||G Garcia-Lopez||251|
|M Cilic||101||P Kohlschreiber||251|
|F Fognini||126||T Robredo||251|
Why Serena Williams is our French Open 2016 Pick
Serena Williams is chasing history and will be looking to win another three majors to equal the Grand Slam record set by Margaret Court of 24. To do this, she will have to stay at her best physically and stay injury free for the tennis season.
Williams will be looking for revenge after being beat in the Australian Open final by Angelique Kerber. It was the second time in a row that she had failed to win a final. She only needs to win one more major tournament to equal Steffi Graf’s record of 22 women’s grand slam titles in singles.
In 2015, Williams looked almost unstoppable and took home the French Open, Wimbledon and Australian titles. One of the biggest upsets of last year was when she was beaten in the U.S. Open Tennis semi-final by Roberta Vinci.
2015 was nearly a magical year for Williams as she came so close to completing a full year of Grand Slam victories. The injury put an end to that when she damaged her knee and had to call an early end to the season during October.
Williams is ranked number one and has 21 Grand Slam titles to her name. In Melbourne, she looked to be back to her best when she thrashed both Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova in the rounds leading up to the final. She was heavily backed to win the tournament but suffered a surprise defeat. It was only the fifth time that she has been beaten in a Grand Slam final. Williams will be looking to show her dominance once again in the French Open.
In the Australian final Kerber played the match of her life. Everything she hit was coming off the middle of the racquet and luck was on her side. It is highly unlikely that lightning will strike twice as she will now have to deal with the added pressure of the spotlight being put on her. She can either grow in confidence or suffer from the added pressure it brings. The French Open will be the first chance we get to see if the win was a fluke or not.
Williams is the French open betting odds favourite and rightly so. If she does not suffer from any injury problems and her knee holds out on the clay surface, she should be claiming her 22nd Grand Slam. She has not had much match practice, so will need to be on her guard to make sure she hits the ground running. Williams is desperate to overtake Steffi Graf’s record, and the French Open is the ideal venue to do it.
Even if both Djokovic and Williams get knocked out in the first round, they will still keep up their number one ranking. They have both been head and shoulders above the competition and will be looking to carry on dominating their divisions. The number two ranked players Andy Murray, and Angelique Kerber is at risk of slipping down the charts if they do not do well. They will be looking for good performances to cement their current position.
Both the draw and injuries will play a big part in determining who wins at Roland Garros. It may be the year that a surprise winner comes from nowhere. It could be finally the year that Djokovic picks up his missing piece of silverware, and Williams sets records. Only time will tell who comes out victorious, but I am looking forward to seeing which player comes out on top.
Women’s Doubles French open tennis predictions – Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza
It is impossible seeing anyone beating the women’s doubles pair of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. They have won three Grand Slam victories in a row and are the French open betting odds favourites.
Hingis is desperate to win the French Open as it is the only Grand Slam that eluded her in her career as a singles player. She managed to make the final back in 1997 and 1999 but was beaten both times. Mirza has reached the doubles final before back in 2011. Her partner at the time was Elena Vesnina.
Hingis and Mirza had improved a great deal since the tournament last year. They made it to the quarterfinals and were knocked out by Mattek-Sands and Safarova, who won the title. It was an amazing match for Safarova last time around as she made the singles and doubles final. She would have done it a double had it not been for the unstoppable Williams beating her in the final.
Last year, Hingis and Mirza reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova. Mattek-Sands and Safarova went on to win the title. Safarova made it to the finals in singles, where she lost to Serena Williams.
Men’s Doubles French open tennis predictions – Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares
Jamie and Andy Murray made history in Australia by being the first time since 1906 that two brothers have made it into separate finals. It was also Jamie’s first Grand Slam title after getting to two other finals but missing out. Murray changed partners from John Peers to Bruno Soares, and it has helped push his game to another level. They are our French open tennis betting tips favourite to take the title home this year.