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Australian Open 2017 Men’s Singles Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray? Does the Australian Open 2017 simply boil down to that one simple question? They are the big guns in the game at the moment without a shadow of a doubt, and it is highly debatable as to whether or not there is actually anyone around good enough to prevent either one of them winning the title in Melbourne. Frankly the answer to that is that there really isn’t and the top two in the world are going to be backed heavily to reach the final of the Australian Open 2017 and have another big showdown there. What perhaps make it a little more interesting this time around is the resounding success that Andy Murray had down the back stretch of 2016, including of course, his Wimbledon win and Olympic Gold Medal. With Novak Djokovic sliding down in form, Murray became the dominant force in the game, sweeping title after title and finishing the year as World Number One. That was a massive boost for the Scot and despite losing against Djokovic in Doha in January, Murray strengthened his grip on the top spot. [get_wp_related_posts_short] But that is probably just going to throw fuel on Djokovic's fire because the Serbian isn’t going anywhere without a fight and with his six titles at Melbourne Park, is going to be the one to beat and he goes to Australia as the 13/8 favourite with Paddy Power. Murray goes as 7/4 second favourite to go all the way and as these two will be the top two seeds, they will be apart until the final. The Australian Open 2017 starts on January 16th with the final being held on January 29th. Djokovic is going for the all time record of seven Australian Open career wins, while Murray is looking to end a streak of five defeats in the final (all but one of them at the hands of Djokovic) to land his first ever crown in Melbourne. It’s going to an interesting week and with both of them running to the final of Doha and needing a deciding set to split them in the final, this is likely to go down to the wire between them again. Australian Open Men 2017 Infographic Don’t forget the exhausting climate as well and those fast courts, which makes returning serves a nightmare. This opening Grand Slam is a survival of the fittest at times and just one player from outside of the top ten has made it to the Final in the last ten editions. Why? Because the fittest players are generally those at the top of the rankings. They tend to be able to grind it out just that little bit better than the average crowd. Again, it all points to Djokovic or Murray as no-one matches them for endurance or quality.

Australian Open 2017 Men's Singles Betting Odds

PlayerBetting Odds
Novak Djokovic 13/8
Andy Murray 7/4
Stan Wawrinka 12/1
Rafael Nadal 12/1
Milos Raonic 16/1
Roger Federer 16/1
Kei Nishikori 25/1
bar 33/1

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Australian Open 2017 Men's Singles Preview

Novak Djokovic Well he is the man to beat without question. He deserves to go into Melbourne Park action as favourite, despite his poor second half to 2016. He has largely been unstoppable on the blue courts Down Under and he still managed to produce the best 12 months on hard courts of all players on the ATP. The meeting with Murray in the final of Doha recently produced some pointers. Djokovic was actually underdog for that one and despite wasting numerous shots at closing out the match in the second set, he let it slip but powered his way, without fuss and bother in the deciding set. This is the year to back Djokovic, because he is at a bigger price than you will have seen him going into Australian Open action at for some time, and that’s down to Murray’s rise in status. Don't forget too his six titles at the Australian Open and five in the last six editions. He is likely going to take some stopping coming in fresh for the new year. Andy Murray The only real contender to Djokovic but Murray on the very quick courts, hasn’t been able to touch the Serbian in Melbourne before and he’s not likely too this time around. Unless Djokovic has a big slip up along the way somewhere and doesn't reach the final, then Murray could find himself having to settle for second best again here. The bookmakers may have overvalued him on the back of his 2016 form and that just lends more value to Djokovic. The stats from last year overall suggest that Murray isn’t producing at the level of Djokovic in terms of breaking serve and landing first serves. The current form may have given him and his fans great optimism that he can break his Melbourne Park duck, but he was second best in Doha against Djokovic and the Serbian is going to massively eager to get early season and early season momentum going behind him. Stan Wawrinka Stan the man is probably the only man in the field good enough (and the only win with a proven track record), to cause a genuine upset in this one. However, he is far from being a player that punters can trust. Wawrinka just tanked at the back end of last season, failing to make any significant progress in lower-rankings tournaments that he was favourite to win. He went to Brisbane as a warm up presumably to get some action in on a fast court ahead of the Australian Open. He doesn’t handle the fast game as well as he does in slower conditions. While he could have gone elsewhere like Chennai and given himself a chance at landing some confidence ahead of the Australian Open, did he make a mistake in going to Brisbane where he lost in the semi final to Nishikori? Wawrinka is capable of beating the best in the world, more so than any other player in the field, but he is so hit and miss and it’s only on those rare occasions that he actually brings his A-game and his A-focus. Milos Raonic Another one of the main contenders behind Murray and Djokovic and yet you can pick some pretty big holes in his game. He’s not the greatest of returners of serve in the world at all and when fatigue kicks in during the second week of the tournament, this is where he starts failing. His game is largely based on his heavy, heavy serve, but that takes its toll in the more gruelling setting of a grand slam. He came on leaps and bounds last year but he still yet to win an ATP title and should be a lock for a quarter final berth, but it will be a surprise if he goes further. He isn’t likely to keep up on the fast courts in the second week and his defence will get exposed. Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer Yes, we can lump these two former greats together. Neither had a good 2016 and will have to dust themselves off, grind through the rust and dig deep for the Australian Open. Nadal went to the quarter finals of Brisbane this month where he lost to Raonic. As for Federer, he muddled through the Hopman Cup exhibition tournament with a W2 L1 record from this three games. There is a big possibility that Nadal will be out of the top eight seeds and Federer out of the top 16. Federer has landed himself in the same quarter as Murray, while Nadal has an easier time of things in the same quarter as Milos Raonic, but he would have to get through Djokovic in the semi's if they both get that far. It would be a bigger shock than Raonic winning the thing outright if one of these get the title. Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov The Grand Slam is a grueling, high pressure event and none of these dark horse really look as if they have the mental game to all of the way. Nishikori lacks the competitive edge when the pressure is on, while the fiery temptations of Nishikori and Dimitrov work against them. Dimitrov did win the Brisbane title recently, but stepping up to a Grand Slam is a whole different kettle of fish.

Australian Open Notbale Quarter Seeds

1st Quarter: Andy Murray (1st), Kei Nishikori (5th), Tomas Berdych (10th) Roger Federer (17th) 2nd Quarter: Stan Warinka (4th), Marin Cilic (7th) 3rd Quarter: Milos Raonic (3rd), Gael Monfils (6th), Rafa Nadal (9th) 4th Quarter: Novak Djokovic (2nd), Dominic Thiem (8th)

Australian Open 2017 Men's Singles Prediction

We just can’t look past Novak Djokovic for this one. He is going to be hungrier than ever now that he has to try and knock Andy Murray off the number one perch. Djokovic just has the extra touch on the blue courts of Melbourne to deliver the goods. He has done it six times before and destroyed the hopes of Murray often enough here. The winter break will have done Djokovic the power of good and as he showed in beating Murray in Doha, he is not going to just sit back and take being number two. Djokovic to land his seventh Australian Open title looks to be the way to go.

Paddy Power Australian Open 2-Up You Win Promotion

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The first big tennis betting highlight of the new year is right here with the start of the Australian Open on January 16th. One again this year the blue courts at Melbourne Park is expected to produce an epic battle between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic for supremacy. They are the two big guns in the field and it is going to be a huge surprise if it is not one of those who are left standing holding the title. But there is a tremendous amount of matches to be played out over the course of the tournament of course, and there will be big underdog stories coming through and some thrilling five-set epic encounters to come as well. So we are set for another big fortnight of tennis betting action from Down Under and online betting site Paddy Power are running a great tennis promotion for the tournament. Paddy Power are running their 2-Up You Win! Offer on the Australian Open for all matches in the Men’s Singles Main Draw. For all Men's Main Draw singles Matches at the Australian Open, Paddy Power will pay you as a winner straight away if your selection goes 2 sets up in the match. It doesn’t matter if the selection wins or loses the match in the end, as long as they go two sets up to the good then you will be paid out as a winner.

Men’s Australian Open outright winner odds

Novak Djokovic 13//8, Andy Murray 13/8, Rafael Nadal 12/1, Stan Wawrinka 12/1, Roger Federer 18/1, Milos Raonic 20/1, Kei Nishikori 25/1, Nick Kyrgios 33/1, 40/1 bar If you are paid out in the Paddy Power 2-UP You Win offer on a selection and the players does win the match, you won’t be paid out twice. This applies to all Australian Open Mens Main Draw singles matches from Monday 16th January until Sunday 29th January and there is no maximum bet applied to the offer! If you partially Cash Out a bet the remaining part of your stake will be treated as a live bet and will be considered a stake in the same way as a regular single bet. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power and enjoy £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.

ATP Doha 2017 Tennis Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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A new year and the start of the top ATP Tour action is underway and Novak Djokovic is out to make get the new calendar year underway with a bang. He had his struggles towards the back end of last season, losing his number one spot to Andy Murray. This tournament is a regular start of the big guns in the new calendar year and this is one of just two ATP World Tour events which are held in the Middle east across the season. Joining Djokovic in Doha is Andy Murray so there is a big showdown coming between Murray, who won the tournament twice before in back to back years in 2008 and 2009 and Novak Djokovic who is the current reigning champion. This is actually the first time that the top two players in the world have attended Doha since back in 2011 when then world number one Rafael Nadal and number two Roger Federer were in the mix (Federer winning). It’s not worth looking outside of the big players in the for ATP Doha 2017 Tennis Betting because a top ten player has been crowned the champion in each of the last eight eight year and in all but one of the last twelve editions of the tournament. Murray was the man in form at the back end of last season and he takes a 24 match winning streak into the event with him, winning five titles on the track to close out 2016. So will he be able to keep up his winning momentum? This is the first time he has been back to Doha since 2014 when he made a second round exit, his earliest exit from his four previous appearances. Murray and Djokovic are 6/4 joint favourites in the field and they are kept apart in the draw so you would only see them square off in the final itself. Frankly the rest of the field is pretty weak and no-one comes in under double figures to claim the title.

ATP Doha 2017 Tennis Betting Odds

Andy Murray 6/4, Novak Djokovic 6/4, David Goffin 20/1, Tomas Berdych 14/1, Jo Wilfried Tsonga 14/1, Ivo Karlovic 25/1, Fernando Verdasco 28/1, Philipp Kohlschreiber 40/1, 50/1 bar

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ATP Doha 2017 Tennis Betting Predictions

Murray was the man on top but the winter break should see Djokovic come back refreshed and revitalised. He has something extra to prove now as he will want to reclaim his form and his world number one spot as well and that will make him very dangerous for this one. Even though Murray is the one running in that hot stopped by the break could put a damper on this opening tournament for him. Djokovic to take the title.

ATP World Tour Finals 2016 Betting Preview & Winner Odds – Tennis London

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It is the final event of the ATP Tour season as the World Tour Finals starts this weekend in London. The new world number one Andy Murray is heading to the Finals as outright favourite to go and claim the title. That’s a big mark for Murray because Novak Djokovic is there, but it is clear that the Scotsman is the man in form and even though Murray has gotten himself a tougher draw than the Serbian has, Murray is 5/4 to make a sweep of the title. Basically he is the one to beat going into the ATP World Tour Finals. The O2 Arena is again the host for the finals and Murray will be looking for his first title at the event. The Finals has largely been dominated by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic for the last decade or so. In the last thirteen editions of the tournament Federer has won it six times and Djokovic five times. Since it moved to the rebranding of the ATP World Tour Finals in 2009, Djokovic has won four of the seven editions, actually winning each of the last four stagings of the event. So the Serbian is the one with the form here and he is a 6/4 second favourite at Paddy Power and will still have appeal to come through here in opposition to the 5/4 quote on Murray. ATP Finals 2016 Infographic Since Djokovic got his hands on the career Grand Slam with his win at the French Open in the summer his form has tanked, helping to give rise to Murray’s number one status. While they are the top two in the draw, is it worth looking behind them at any of the six other players there? Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic are the strongest backed underdogs to come through and it’s all going to be about the draw. Murray is going up against Kei Nishikori, Cilic and Wawrinka, which is the toughest draw he could have gotten as he faces the third, fifth and seventh seeds. Looking at the betting as well on the outright market, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Cilic are the third, fourth and fifth favourites behind Murray and Djokovic. So a rough draw for Murray to get through, and in the opposing group, Djokovic has gotten it easy. In fact the Serbian has won all of his previous 23 matches combined against the players he will face in the group, who are Dominic Thiem, Gael Monfils and Milos Raonic. So there is more than a reasonable chance of Djokovic coming back to a bit of form. He probably will want to unleash some sort of backlash to having lost his number one status. With no Rafael Nadal, with no Roger Federer the face of the ATP World Tour Finals is changing rapidly. But still, it is going to be hard to look past Murray or Djokovic here. In the To Reach Final market, you have a Djokovic/Murray finals at a price of even money with Paddy Power to happen with online betting site Paddy Power. Wawrinka is the one most likely to break the dominance there and sneak into the final to oppose either Murray or Djokovic there. Of course, if either Murray or Djokovic fails to win their respective group, there could be a heavyweight semi final showdown on the cards.

ATP World Tour Finals 2016 Betting Winner Odds

Andy Murray 5/4, Novak Djokovic 6/4, Stan Wawrinka 10/1, Marin Cilic 16/1, Kei Nishikori 20/1, Milos Raonic 20/1, Gael Monfils 33/1, Dominic Thiem 33/1

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ATP World Tour Finals 2016 Betting Draw

So the eight qualified players will be split into two round robin groups of four. In the John McEnroe Group you have Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic. In the Ivan Lendl Group there is Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem. It is  a straight round robin with the top two moving through to the semi finals. The winner of each group will play the second placed player from the opposite group in the final four. It is worth looking at the head to head here for the favourites. Murray has a career head to head lead over everyone in the tournament apart from Novak Djokovic, to whom he trails 10-24. However, Murray has lost his last games against Nishikori and Cilic and in beating Wawrinka at the French Open this reason, that snapped a three match losing streak that he was on against the Swiss player. His group starts action the day after the other group, tightening the schedule meaning that he would have to win five matches in seven drays. So the physical demand is there. Djokovic has a 23-0 head to head record in total against all the all other players in his group. Dominic Thiem and Gael Monfils are competing for the first time in the ATP World Tour Finals and on his only other appearance in the tournament back in 2014, Raonic lost his two matches. The Tournament is played indoors and the speed of surfaces can chop and change. Paris played much quicker this year for example than it did last year and that helps the big serving players in draws. This year's surface at the O2 has been pretty much matched to the Paris surface. More defensive players like Djokovic and Murray who are happy to counterpunch, have some their effectiveness taken away on courts that are running a bit faster, but the fact that Djokovic has dominated this tournament for the last four years, he is still going to be a major threat. The best in the world should be able to adjust to what they are playing on.

ATP World Tour Finals 2016 Betting Prediction

There have been a couple of upsets in the ATP World Tour Finals in recent years, as David Nalbandian came from nowhere to claim the 2005 title while veteran Nikolay Davydenko landed the 20009 edition. But you will have a hard time justifying looking at anyone other than Murray or Djokovic in this one. None of Djokovic's opponents in the group stage are carrying any kind of form to suggest that they are going to pull off an upset and get past him. It is big ask of Cilic and Wawrinka to come through as well. Cilic is just one of two players to have beaten both Murray and Djokovic this season, but he trails Wawrinka 2-10 in the head to head there. But because of Wawrinka slipping to some strange defeats since the summer, it may be worth backing Cilic to follow Murray through from the group and Cilic is a price of 5/6 with Paddy Power to reach the semi finals. But for a winner it is a coin toss between Murray and Djokovic. There are two factors here that tips things towards Djokovic. He is going to be hungry at getting a shot back at reclaiming the number one spot and should be fired up. He has an easier group than Murray does and Djokovic has been totally dominant at the ATP World Tour Finals in the last four seasons and has a commanding head to head lead against Murray. It’s a tough one to oppose him at the price of second favourite. He looks value to make it five titles in five seasons.

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US Open 2016 Men’s Singles Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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So the final Grand Slam of the tennis season is with us. The US Open from Flushing Meadows this year will be the 136th edition of the famous tournament. Heading back into the men’s draw as champion is Novak Djokovic, who has had a difficult second half of the season, which has left, for many, Andy Murray as the real favourite to go and take the title there this season. There is a long road to the prize of course and because this comes towards the ends of the season, it is a tournament which can throw up surprises because of tiredness and injuries having been built up. US Open 2016 Men's Singles - Tennis Infographic Andy Murray for example has certainly been busy recently in putting together some tremendously strong form. Starting with his win at the Aegon Championships in London, Murray followed that up with the Wimbledon title and then the Olympic title as well. Remarkably he turned around immediately from all of that to run to the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. He started the week with a shoulder problem and questioned whether he was going to push through after his endeavours in Rio. He did and went to the final where he lost to Marin Cilic. That defeat against Cilic snapped a 22 match winning streak for Murray and with appearances in the final of both the Australian Open and the French Open as well this year, it has been a big effort from the Brit. Already it has been a big year but can he make it even bigger and pretty such secure the deal in winning himself the Sports Personality of the Year Award again to boot. As for Djokovic, since winning the French Open, he lost out in the round of 32 at Wimbledon against Sam Querrey, bounced back to win the Rogers Cup over Kei Nishikori and then lost in the first round of the Olympics against Juan Martin del Potro. So not the overwhelming form from the world number one then and that is why punters are looking at the hot form of Murray to win through at Flushing Meadows. Those two will be kept apart in the draw until the final but the question is, is there anyone else likely to creep into the picture? Really beyond Juan Martin del Potro, on the back of his run at Rio 2016 (and the bookmarks are wary of Delpo) and the big serving Milos Raonic who has come on so well over the second half of the season, there doesn’t look to be a massive threat from anyone else. There's no Roger Federer for the tournament.

US Open 2016 Men's Singles Betting Odds

Novak Djokovic 5/4, Andy Murray 7/4, Milos Raonic 18/1, Juan Martin Del Potro 18/1, Kei Nishikori 25/1, Rafael Nadal 25/1, Marin Cilic 25/1, Stan Wawrinka 25/1, 40/1 bar

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US Open 2016 Men's Singles Betting Draw

Going as first and second seed respectively, Djokovic and Murray are split up on opposite halves of the draw. Really the US Open isn’t likely to start getting competitive for either of them until at least the fourth round however, Djokovic could run into Jiri Vesely in the second round, and the Czech is just one of five players to have beaten Djokovic this season. At the fourth round stage, Djokovic would most likely run into John Isner or more likely, Richard Gasquet. Then things could get really interesting and really tricky quickly for Djokovic. Marin Cilic, who won the 2014 US Open and recently beaten Murray in the Western & Southern Open Final would be a quarter final opponent. Cilic is bang in form at the moment and could cause Djokovic some real problems. If he gets through that, then there is potentially Rafael Nadal (4th seed) lining up to meet him there. This is far from the easiest draw that the defending champion could have gotten and he will be tested at some point along the way. The inclusion therein the top half of the draw for the likes of Cilic and Nadal will of course, all push their price up at the start of the tournament. So what does that leave Murray? Well he shouldn’t have too much trouble waltzing through to the quarter finals. He could run into Kei Nishikori in the quarters but Murray eased past him on his way to winning the Olympic Gold Medal recently, so shouldn’t falter this. But this is Murray and as we saw at the Olympics, sometimes he makes work hard for himself. His most likely semi final opponent would be Wawrinka, but that is completely up in the air because the Swiss player has a tricky quarter to try and come through before setting that fixture up. As usual with Wawrinka, when’s he’s hot he is a real handful, he just doesn’t hit that level too often. Then now, because of his form at the Olympics Games, no-one is going to want to run into Juan Martin del Potro. He is a former US Open Champion let’s not forget, taking the title back in 2008 and he gets a wildcard entry in this one and would be on course for a quarter final showdown with Wawrinka so then the winner of that would go on to face Murray in the potential semi final.

US Open 2016 Men's Singles Betting Predictions

Looking at things from a quarter perspective then you would realistically be looking at quarter finals of Novak Djokovic v Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal v Milos Raonic, Dominic Thiem v Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori v Andy Murray. Those are the eight most likely quarter winners in the draw so then you start weeding it out from there down to a Djokovic v Raonic, Wawrinka v Murray for the semi finals and there is only one outcome you would really expect from that line up and that would be a Djokovic v Murray Final and that would be no surprise at all really. The only upset along the way would be Djokovic running into Cilic there in the quarter finals. The big Czech is on his game at the moment and could cause an upset over the world number one, really opening up the top half of the draw, but making Murray’s quest easier as well. But on the surface of it, once again you are really weighing up the decision of Murray or Djokovic. There are just doubts over the fitness of Djokovic at the moment and he is in a stacked top half of the draw. That should open the path for Murray to go all the way to the title. Murray to win.

Olympic Men’s Tennis – Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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Four years ago in London, Andy Murray was left holding the gold medal after firing his way past Roger Federer to claim the prize. He is out in Rio now to defend that gold medal and with the field weakened because of injury withdrawals from Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, along with this year’s Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic pulling out because of fears over the Zika virus, the Gold Medal match is expected to come down to a shootout between Murray and Djokovic. Murray goes to Rio on the back of a confidence boosting Wimbledon title this summer and really only Djokovic should be standing in his way. Murray opens his Olympic title defence with a game against Viktor Troicki against whom, Murray has won all seven previous meetings. Murray, who is the flag bearer for Great Britain in the opening ceremony is one the opposite side of the draw to Djokovic and so they would be set for a showdown in ethical. Djokovic opens his account against former US Grand Slam winner Juan Martin del Potro, who beat the Serbian in the London 2014 Bronze Medal match. Djokovic, should he go on and claim the title would achieve the rare feat of completing a Golden Career Grand Slam, having won each of the four Grand Slams and Olympic Gold (not necessarily in the same year). So if the final comes down to Murray v Djokovic, then what does the head to head tell us? Djokovic holds a 24-10 match record over Murray so the world number one is clearly going to go into the tournament (which runs over three-set matches) as red hot favourite. But Murray has closed the gap a little bit and the head to head is 2-2 over the last four meetings, Murray taking wins in the 2012 US Open and the 2016 Wimbledon finals. So it's open and especially so over three sets. The Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis will be played on hard court surprisingly, and not clay and we would side with Murray going all the way and claiming gold again. There could be more success for Murray at the tournament as well, because he will be in the doubles tournament with brother Jamie and could join Heather Watson in the mixed doubles event as well. Murray won silver with Laura Robson in the 2012 Olympics.

Olympic Men’s Tennis Outright Winner Odds

Novak Djokovic 10/13, Andy Murray 5/2, Rafael Nadal 12/1, Kei Nishikori 14/1, Juan Martin del Potro 33/1, 40/1 bar

Bet365 French Open 2016 Live Streams!

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The French Open is into its second week of action and there is some catching up of fixtures to do with Monday having been washed out. The men’s draw has lost Rafael Nadal through injury, unfortunately, but the big guns of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are still on course for a shot at meetings in the final now. Stan Wawrinka is still knocking around the draw as well and could meet Murray in the semi finals. In the women’s singles, Serena Williams is still in there and plugging along while there are some big names like Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska still waiting to see if they can join Garbine Muguruza in the quarter finals of the tournament. So there is a huge week of tennis action still to come from Roland Garros with some big clashes likely to light up the tournament. Will we get a Williams v Halep final? Will we see Murray and Djokovic battle it out again? With plenty of games still left to come, head over to Bet365 to take advantage of their brilliant free live streaming service! Yes, they are showing the matches from the French Open 2016 on their site, which is the perfect complement to their extensive live in-play tennis betting markets which they have for their matches.  To get access to the live streams, just sign up and get some funds in your account and enjoy the tremendous tennis betting action there. There is also a brilliant tennis accumulator bonus which Bet365 runs and it will be going on throughout the event and all season long as well on both the ATP and WTA Tour. Place a pre-match accumulator of two selections or more on select tennis markets and you will earn up to a 50% win bonus on your winnings!

Women's French Open Outright Odds

Serena Williams even money, Garbine Muguruza 9/2, Simona Halep 9/2, Madison Keys 16/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 14/1, Timea Bacsinszky 14/1, Carla Suarez Navarro 25/1, 33/1 bar The brilliant Bet365 tennis betting offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Hopman Cup. The more selections that are in your winning accumulator, the bigger the bonus that you will pick up. For example, you will take a 5% win bonus on a successful double while a successful fivefold tennis acca will bring home a 15% win bonus for you! There's so much more to come from the French Open 2016 betting and enjoy all of it at online betting site Bet365.

Men's French Open Outright Odds

Novak Djokovic 1/2, Andy Murray 8/2, Stan Wawrinka 8/1, Dominic Thiem 20/1, Richard Gasquet 40/1, David Ferrer 66/1, 100/1 bar If you need to register an account with them, sign up and take advantage of their 100% matched deposit bonus as well. Plus, when you make your first mobile wager with them you can earn up to a £50 free bet bonus as well there!

French Open 2016 Men’s Singles Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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Well Andy Murray’s recent clay success has shaken up many punters’ approach to the French Open 2016 Men's Singles Betting no doubt. Murray took the Rome title out of the hands of world number one Novak Djokovic and that send the Briton to Roland Garros with some renewed confidence you would imagine and it makes the picture look a little more competitive for the French Open betting. Without that recent success for Andy Murray, the French Open would have looked little more than a two horse race at the end of the day between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic is the outright favourite and at an odds on price as well at 4/5 with online betting site Bet365. Djokovic is the one with the running form at the French Open, not having fallen short of the semi final in any of the last five editions of the Roland Garros event. However, despite having been to the final in three of the last four seasons of the French Open, this is the one Grand Slam title that eluded him. Djokovic lost his first French Open Final against Rafael Nadal in 2012, then again when the two met in the 2014 final Djokovic was on the losing end. He was hot favourite in last year’s Final but he was taken down by an inspired Stan Wawrinka, who played the bravest game that anyone has ever played against Djokovic probably, to the point where Djokovic didn’t know how to handle his opponent. French Open 2016 Men's Singles Djokovic has won the five ATP titles this season, including the Australian Open. He took the Madrid ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title as well on clay, so that was why his defeat against Murray in the final of Rome on clay was a little surprising. Overall, heading to Roland Garros he has a 37-3 match record running for the season. You can pretty much bank on him being in the semi finals of the draw, it’s just whether he can covert from there. Djokovic just has the reserves of fight, resilience, stamina and class that no-other player on the ATP has. Rafael Nadal, the French Open great, has made something of a welcome return to form this term. He has won the two titles this season, the Barcelona Open on clay and the big Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on clay as well. That should have shaped him up well for the recent Madrid and Rome titles, but the Spaniard fell short losing in the semi finals of Madrid to Andy Murray and then he lost in the quarter finals of Rome to Djokovic. So he is just coming up a little short at the moment, but he is looking for his tenth French Open title. Yes, his tenth. He has won nine of the last eleven editions of the French Open and holds a remarkable 70-2 win/loss match record there. Can he bounce back? Now, more than ever you have Andy Murray in the picture. His victory over Nadal in Madrid and then his triumph in the Final of Rome against Djokovic has seen bookmakers slash his odds of winning the French Open 2016. Murray has been solid at the French Open in the last two seasons, making semi final berths. He has never been to the final though, but this could be his best chance to break new ground. He is a better hard court player than clay, but that having been said, his clay status his improved over the last couple of seasons. He will naturally have a better shot at landing the title if he can avoid Djokovic until the showcase match. Outside of the big three you really only hove defending champion Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Roger Federer. Federer has had a season disrupted by injury and isn’t too likely to make the grade.

French Open 2016 betting odds

Novak Djokovic 4/5, Rafael Nadal 4/1, Andy Murray 4/1, Stan Wawrinka 12/1, Kei Nishikori 25/1, Roger Federer 33/1, Dominic Thiem 40/1, Gael Monfils 50/1, 66/1 bar

French Open 2016 Top Sixteen Seeds

  1.   Novak Djokovic
  2.   Andy Murray
  3.   Roger Federer
  4.   Stan Wawrinka
  5.   Rafael Nadal
  6.   Kei Nishikori
  7.   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  8.   Tomáš Berdych
  9.   Milos Raonic
  10.   Richard Gasquet
  11.   Marin Čilić
  12.   David Ferrer
  13.   David Goffin
  14.   Gaël Monfils
  15.   Dominic Thiem
  16.   Roberto Bautista Agut

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French Open 2016 History and Stats

This is the 115th edition of the French Open and runs from May 5th through to June 5th. The difference between this and the other three Grand Slams is not just the surface, but that there is no tiebreak in the final set of the match. So that makes it arguably the toughest tennis competition of all, to triumph at. The first ever French Open was held in 1891 (known as the French Championships) and then it was only for amatur players who belonged to French tennis club. It was a Briton who actually won the first ever French Open, as H. Briggs (a Paris resident) landed it. There was a break through the second World War years and in 1968, the French Open was first contested as the French Open in the newly formed Open Era of tournament. It was an Australian, Ken Rosewall who won that over fellow countryman Rod Laver on that occasion. France didn’t get its first home victory in the modern era until Yannick Noah beat Mats Wilander in the 1932 French Open final. The greats like Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer have all won the title. Built the modern era great is Rafael Nadal, hands down. Nadal is the record title holder at the French Open with his nine titles, which topped out Max Decugis who won it eight times in the amatuer era. Bjorn Borg is the next most successful player in the history of the French Open (modern era) with six titles including four consecutive ones between 1978 and 1981. In the modern era, only Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten (3) along with Jan Kodes, Jim Courier and Sergi Bruguera (2) have won it multiple times. Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver are the only two players to have won the French Open in both the amatur and Open eras.

French Open 2016 Prediction

The main train of thought would be, how long can you keep the best player in the world from winning a title? We are talking about Novak Djokovic and his misses in the final of the French Open. It’s not as if he hasn’t been to the final, so he has a pretty solid record there over the last few years without having won it. He should be a lock for the final four and you just get the feeling that sooner or later it has to happen for him. But then again, neither Pete Sampras or Boris Becker managed to win it, so it has eluded some of the game's greats. Andy Murray’s victory over him may have come at the right time for Murray in heading to Roland Garros, but it could ultimately work against the him and the rest of the field. Djokovic won’t take a defeat lightly at all and has probably done everything in his power to fix that in the next event, which is the French Open for him. That makes him more dangerous because he will be out for revenge and to prove a point that he is the best in the world. So we would still have to stick with the outright favourite here and the thought of Nadal making it back to the Roland Garros final is a real treat. He has done enough this season and has had enough time to get his clay feet going to make a decent run. What’s a decent run? Well the quarters for him and then his adrenaline and motivation amps up as he could close in on that remarkable tenth Grand Slam title. Decent each way bet.

ATP Madrid Tennis 2016 Betting Odds and Preview

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The big guns are in out in force this week for the ATP Madrid tennis tournament an important build up to the French Open. Roger Federer pulled out ahead of the event but even if he had stayed in he wouldn't’ have made a difference to the dominance of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the head of the field. The Mutua Madrid only moved to clay in 2009 and with the French Open on the cards this month, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid event is a very high profile affair. This is one of the ATP World Tour 1000 events that Djokovic has actually had a tricky time in getting his hands on the title from. He has won it just the once before and that was back in 2011 so is on a four visit winless streak at the event. Djokovic has five titles to his name this season, but his transition to clay didn’t go too well as he was surprisingly knocked out in the second round of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters ATP World Tour 1000 Masters event against Jiri Vesely. Not many would have predicted that but Djokovic is the kind of man you aren’t going to keep down for very long. Overall ahead of Madrid he had posted a W28 L2 match record for the season (12-1 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events). The big threat to Djokovic this time around at Madrid is Rafael Nadal. The clay master is back on form which is great news for the game. He is a three time previous Madrid Champion, including having won two of the last three editions of the event. After taking advantage of Djokovic's exit at Monte Carlo, Nadal went all the way to the title, beating Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka on the way. He followed that up last week with a win Barcelona on clay as well. He has faced Djokovic twice this season though and lost both meetings with the Serbian. What of Andy Murray? He is the reigning Madrid champion (his second title there) but it has been a season which has failed to ignite for him for one reason or another. After losing the Australian Open final to Djokovic, Murray has not been back to the final of an event this term, carding a W13 L4 record for the term. That’s why he’s out in the betting prices compared to Nadal and Djokovic. Nadal and Murray are in the same half of the draw so would clash in the final four.

ATP Madrid Tennis Betting odds

Novak Djokovic 5/6, Rafael Nadal 5/2, Andy Murray 10/1, Stan Wawrinka 18/1, Kei Nishikori 20/1, Milos Raonic 25/1, Tomas Berdych 33/1, Gael Monfils 40/1, David Ferrer 66/1, Juan Martin del Potro 66/1. Take advantage of win bonuses on successful tennis accumulators at online betting site Bet365. Build a winning tennis acca of two or more selections to land a bonus. This applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event. Register an account with Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them.