2019 Roland Garros Tennis Finals
Two weeks of top class tennis is about to come to a close at Roland Garros this weekend. The second Grand Slam event of the year is about to reach its conclusion and both singles competitions are set for a thrilling climax.
Right now, we’re are the semi finals stage of both the men’s and the women’s competitions so let’s move straight on and see if we can pick out a winner from each.
In the men’s event, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been drawn together in the semis. Tennis fans would have feel that this was a more worthy final but this year’s seeding puts two giants of the game up against each other in the last four.
The game itself is set to take place on Friday June 7 and there won’t be too many occasions when Federer is out at 23/4 to win a singles game. The Swiss is available at that figure with Unibet while William Hill and Black Type have Nadal as short as 1/8 for victory.
Those numbers reflect Nadal’s dominance on this surface. The French Open is his event and he has claimed the title at Roland Garros on no fewer than 11 occasions. He’s the reigning champion and has won the title for the last two years and, while there may be a tough challenge waiting in the final, we’re not arguing with those match odds for the game with Roger Federer.
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At the time of writing on Thursday morning, the second set of quarter finals were still to be played. Novak Djokovic is taking on Alexander Zverev while Dominic Thiem has been drawn against Karen Khachanov. It’s clear, when you look at the prices for those two games, where the biggest challenge to Nadal’s dominance will come from.
The Serb is available at best industry odds of just 1/7 with Bethard to beat Zverev, and Djokovic is the closest to Nadal in the outright betting.
If we switch to those outright markets, Rafa is some way in front at 4/7 with BetFred and Royal Panda while Djokovic follows at best industry odds of 14/5 with Unibet and 888Sport.
The market really drifts from that point to Thiem at a top price of 10/1 with Unibet again and then we come to Federer who is out at 16/1 with SportingBet. Completing the market here are Zverev at best odds of 50/1 with 888Sport and Khachanov at a top price of 80/1 with SportingBet.
Nadal is clearly the man to beat but before we make an overall verdict, let’s switch and take a look at the women’s competition.
The women’s singles at Roland Garros is in a similar position with one semi final already decided and two quarter finals still to play. The big news for British tennis sees Johanna Konta through to her first Grand Slam semi and she may now be about to deliver on her undoubted potential.
On Friday, Konta is up against Marketa Vondrousova and the Brit goes in as odds on favourite at 8/11 with William Hill and BetFred. Little is known about her opponent but Vondrousova will enjoy some backing at her odds of 15/13 with 10Bet and Sport Pesa.
In the remainder of the draw, four quarter finalists are still in with a hope of claiming a Grand Slam trophy. Tournament favourite Simona Halep remains in contention and she will now face Amanda Amisinova. In the other quarter, former Grand Slam winner Madison Keys takes on the up and coming Ashleigh Barty.
The battle for the women’s crown looks to be much tighter with the bookies making Simona Halep the favourite at 26/19 with Coral. Konta follows at a top price of 15/4 with Unibet and then we have Vondrousova at a best of 5/1 with BetFred and SportingBet.
The market continues with Ashleigh Barty at best odds of 13/2 with Unibet and 888Sport before prices start to move out. We finish off with Madison Keys at 13.00 and Amanda Anisimova at 22.00 and both of those prices are with SportingBet.
How can you argue against the credentials of Rafael Nadal? An eleven time winner of this event it would take a brave punter to go against him claiming number 12. There is an alternative to the 4/7 win price on the Spaniard as bettors could take the Name the Finalists market. Nadal and Djokovic are available at 9/13 with 10Bet and SportNation.
Based on those comparative prices we may as well take the 4/7 on Nadal to win it as there is less that can go wrong.
The women’s singles is more of a tight call. We favour Simona Halep a lot in these markets but she has let us down in the past. As a marginal outsider, Ashleigh Barty looks to be a Grand Slam winner at some point but perhaps this is Johanna Konta’s year. It’s been a strong challenge so far, she’s favourite to win her semi and in a one-off final, she’s a good bet for glory.
- Rafael Nadal to win the men’s singles at 4/7 with BetFred
- Johanna Konta to win the women’s singles at 15/4 with Unibet