It’s hard to believe, but tennis’ second major is only a few days away.
Therefore, why not jump into the betting action early, with some French Open prop bets? Today we’ll look at some long shot players in the Men’s Draw, who might win it big, making you a big winner in the process.
Andy Murray (+1800): It’s been a few years now, and we’re still waiting and waiting for Andy Murray to finally break through and win a major. Could the 2010 French Open be his shot?
It seems feasible, as Murray enters this tournament just starting to reach the apex of his enormous talents. He made it to the final of this year’s Australian Open (His second semifinal or better finish in his last three majors), and the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2009.
But he’s never been past the quarterfinals in Paris.
So is this the year for Murray? He’s one of the best players in the world, and a great value in the French Open Prop Bets.
Fernando Verdasco (+2500): While Verdasco may be not be a familiar name to casual tennis fans, there are few players hotter on the tour right now. And the way Verdasco is playing, he might just steal the spotlight, and win the French Open.
In the last month, Verdasco has been a hit on clay, as in he’s made the semifinal or beyond in the Monte Carlo-Rolex Masters, the Barcelona Open and the Internationaionali BNL d'Italia. He won one of those tournaments, and lost to a tough Rafael Nadal in the final of another.
Now 27, Verdasco has the experience, and the pedigree as the No. 9 player in the world. Having made it to the fourth round of the French each of the last four years, this might be his time to finally break through.
Robin Soderling (+3000): It was a year ago, that Soderling played the David to Nadal’s goliath, beating the four-time defending champion in the fourth round of the 2009 event. Soderling went on all the way to the final of the event, before ultimately losing to the great Roger Federer.
So could this be the year that Soderling breaks through? Absolutely.
Much like Verdasco, the Swede is playing great tennis coming into this event, as he’s made it to the finals in three of the last four tournaments he’s played. And it was only two weeks ago, that he took Verdasco to three sets, before losing in the final of the Barcelona Open.
We’re not saying it’s going to be easy for Solderling, with many dangerous players in the draw. But then again, he did make it to the final last year, and might be able to break through in 2010. There are a lot worse French Open Prop bets you could make.
Sources: ESPN.com, http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/players/rankingsm.html