Rafael Nadal 2/5 favourite to win 2018 French Open

Will Rafael Nadal add an eleventh French Open crown to his list of achievements? The bookmakers certainly fancy his chances

Rafael Nadal’s comprehensive thrashing of Alexander Zverev on Sunday lifted him to the top of the ATP World Tour Rankings and following his 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 win the new world number one now heads the betting heading into the French Open which kicks off this coming weekend.

Rafael is the undisputed king of the clay court and he is odds-on favourite to go all the way at Roland Garros at odds of 2/5 with Bet365 Bookmakers, however there continues to be plenty of movement behind Nadal in the outright betting market with Alexander Zverev 7/1 second favourite with most bookies thanks to his impressive performance against Nadal last time out.

Dominic Thiem lost to Nadal in the French Open semi-finals in 2017 and he is next in the betting at 8/1 while 2016 champion Novak Djokovic is a 10/1 shot after losing to the Spaniard in straight sets in Italy.

British hopeful Andy Murray looks set to miss this year’s French Open due to a hip injury and the bookmakers continue to offer odds on the Scot from breaking his Roland Garros duck and claiming his first ever French Open title in 2018, Bet365 Bookies one of the few firms to include them in their outright winner betting market at odds of 25/1 (these odds dwarfed by the 500/1 on offer with Paddy Power at the time of writing). As such, Murray has been priced ahead of the likes of 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka (33/1) in the outright betting.

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