French Open Tennis Preview And Betting Tips
Roland Garros finally takes centre stage over the next few weeks nearly three months after it was originally scheduled. In the men’s draw all eyes will be on Rafa Nadal and if he can win an incredible 13th French Open title or will one of the new generation come through and steal his crown. Check back everyday for expert betting tips from tipsters Form Labs for some of the key match-up’s in both the men and women’s draw.
French Open Men's Final
Rafa Nadal v Novak Djokovic
This will be the 54th meeting between these two players, and what a match it looks set to be. Novak Djokovic leads the meetings by 29 wins to Rafa Nadal’s 24, but we all know what threat the left-hander brings on these clay courts
The Spaniard is yet to drop a set this fortnight, and the former 12-time Roland Garros champion has done that on five previous occasions in his career here, going on to win the final 3-0 in three of those. Only one of those came against a ‘Big Three’ opponent however, when beating Roger Federer back in the 2008 final, but he’s still going to extremely difficult to beat at this stage of the tournament given he’s won all 12 of his finals to date. In fact, seven finished 3-1 and the other five were all straight set victories, and so the Serbian looks to have his work cut out to just win a set or two, let alone lift his second French Open title.
However, if there was a man on the tour at the minute to do just that though it would be Nole. He’s yet to be beaten in 2020 from his 37 matches when excluding his defaulted match at the US Open, and although he went the distance against Stefanos Tsitsipas last time out, he did have a match point in the third set. He too looks unbeatable at the minute, like back in 2015 when only Stan Wawrinka stopped him from completing the clean sweep of the four Slams in a single calendar year, and that only excites us more at the prospect of this matchup.
Although this will be the third biggest price Nadal has ever been in a Roland Garros final, we feel it’s for good reason. Never has the Serbian had a better chance of overturning him on this surface and having won an impressive nine of their 12 meetings since the start of 2015, including three of six on clay, we’d have to give the Serb more of a chance than the market currently gives him. Furthermore, Rafa has lost both his matches with top 10 opposition this year, one of which came against Djokovic himself, and we have to get behind the world number to at least win two sets.