The French Open of Roland Garros Brings Tennis into the SpotlightPublished June 1, 2018 by Florin P
The first week of Roland Garros comes to an end, with most of the favorites still in play and gearing up for the most difficult matches.
The first week of Roland Garros is about to end, with most of the favorites still in the race for the most coveted clay trophy. In both the ATP and WTA competitions, some of the best players are inching closer to a place in the quarterfinals. The odds offered by 10bet Sportsbook on the favorites to win the Grand Slam have changed since the beginning of the event. In the women’s competition the reigning champion Ostapenko was eliminated, but the field is pretty much intact in the men’s tournament.
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One day after the reigning champion was eliminated, the finalist and world number one Simona Halep was on the verge of an untimely exit. She rebounded after losing the first set to crush Alison Riske and book a seat in the next round. The road to the final is long and twisted with tough potential opponents down the road such as Gavrilova, Petkovic, Mertens and Kerber. Not surprisingly, 888 Sport and other bookmakers have readjusted the odds and now she is the second favorite at 5/1.
This brings us to the new favorite to lift the trophy, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina who is priced at 9/2. She defeated the world number one 2 weeks ago in the Rome final in a convincing manner and is cruising in Roland Garros matches. She will play against another Romanian on Friday, but she is credited with the first chance and odds of 1/5 to defeat Buzarnescu. The Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniaki is the clear favorite in the match played against veteran French player Pauline Parmentier.
Czech players have a couple of favorites, with 10bet Sportsbook now regarding Petra Kvitova as the most likely winner from this country. Friday will be a very important day for Czech players, as Kvitova plays against Estonia’s Kontaveit, while Siniakova and Strycova are given the same chances to advance. This is also an important day for the Americans, as Sloan Stephens takes on Italy’s Camila Giorgi, while Naomi Osaka challenges Madison Keys for a place in the next round.
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Rafael Nadal continues to be given insignificant odds to win his matches, as the Roland Garros inches closer to the final rounds. He is currently priced at 2/5 to win the trophy by 888 Sport followed at a great distance by Alexander Zverev. Dominik Thiem struggled heavily against another young and promising player, Greek’s Tsisipas and is given odds of 12/1. Novak Djokovic was solid so far and he’s expected to defeat Bautista Agut on Friday at noon. He is given odds of 1/5 to advance and 11/1 to win the title.
Local fans will be rooting for Gael Monfils who made an incredible comeback from injury to win in three sets. The Frenchmen will have a difficult task against David Goffin, which explains why punters benefit from spectacular odds of 3/1. 10bet Sportsbook makes this tempting proposition and offers even better odds on Giles Simon to defeat Nishikori. Both had a difficult task in the last round but came on top.
Dimitrov is hoping for a better performance at Roland Garros, but his results so far are not encouraging. The Bulgarian was on the verge of elimination and will lock horns on Friday with Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco. Odds of 3/5 highlight the fact that he is only narrow favorite to advance the next stage. Alexander Zverev on the other hand is expected to defeat Dzumhur with ease and get odds of 1/10.