Since the focus has been using the Australian Open wrap back in January it feels like a lifetime. But the spotlight will soon be back on the court, this time for the 2019 French Open with Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep in the peak of the oddsboard to claim the names.
This will be the first time in 3 years as he angles for his French Open championship that Clay’s King is listed as the favorite at +105. Halep will attempt to be the first woman to win French Open titles since Justine Henin. Shouldn’t We Ignore The House On Nadal?
I can attempt to come up with a persuasive argument about how Nadal is 32 years old or injuries could creep in but that would be selling him short. 11 Open names have been won by the guy and did that over the previous 14 decades. He owns a SU record and contains just lost twice in matches at Roland Garros. SHEESH!
Nadal has won back-to-back French Open titles (withdrew in 2016) and lost in the quarterfinals in 2015 to Novak Djokovic. The Joker retains the distinction of being one of two guys to beat Nadal at the French Open nevertheless retains an all time 1-6 SU record from the Spaniard in Roland Garros and a 7-17 SU listing in 24 matches on clay.
The only reason I would suggest to wager on Djokovic (+225) to win the important is because Nadal can get hurt and withdraw from the championship. I’m prepared to roll the dice and overlook that risk. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that Nadal and Djokovic confronted each other in the Open final less than a week ago on clay and Nadal won two sets to one, however if Rafa pulls out, this is Djokovic’s tourney to shed.

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