Nadal, Henin Lead French Open ChargePublished May 26, 2010 by OCR Editor
Spaniard, Belgian have won four French Open titles each.
The 2010 French Open is underway and the usual suspects are expected to win it, with Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin leading the sports betting in the men's and women's singles respectively.
Spaniard Nadal, world number two and winner of four French titles in a row from 2005 to 2008, is a 4/11 Titan Bet favorite reclaim the title from arch-rival and world number one Roger Federer, who is 11/4 second favorite.
The next contenders are almost irrelevant, they're that far off the pace, although obviously some punters will be tempted by the long odds: third favorite is Serb Novak Djokovic, at a staggering 18/1, followed by Andy Murray, 20/1, David Ferrer, 25/1, and Fernando Verdasco and Robin Soderling, 33/1 each.
In the women's singles there are four main contenders, led by current world number 23 Justine Henin, who is 4/1 at William Hill. The Belgian may be ranked outside the top 20, but she is a four-time champion at Roland Garros and made the Australian Open final earlier in the year after returning from more than a year in retirement.
Behind her in the odds are the Williams sisters, both 5/1, and Jelena Jankovic, 6/1.
This year’s French Open is the 109th installment of the famous event, and concludes on Sunday June 6 with the men’s final.