Rafael Nadal Odds on Favorite for French Open

Rafael Nadal is odds on favorite with every bookmaker to lift his fourthFrench Open, which starts next week. His odds of winning are so high that the some bookmakers think that he alone is twice as likely to win the title at Rolland Garros that the entire combined field. Currently the best odds from traditional bookmakers you will get on Nadal winning are,

French Open 2008 UK Bookmakers Odds (Traditional) Odds (Decimal)
Rafael Nadal Coral 4/6 1.67
Rafael Nadal Extrabet.com 4/6 1.67
Rafael Nadal William Hill 4/6 1.66
Rafael Nadal Ladbrokes 8/15 1.53
Rafael Nadal Bet 365 1/2 1.5

Though the best odds will probably be found at the sites like Betfair, where you can get up to 20% better odds other bookmakers.

The other two major contenders for the title are Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, most places have these two at 7/2 for Roger Federer and 9/2 for Novak Djokovic, though there are a few place arround giving some better odds,

French Open 2008 UK Bookmakers Odds (Traditional) Odds (Decimal)
Roger Federer Ladbrokes 4/1 5
Roger Federer Blue Square 4/1 5
Roger Federer Sporting Bet 4/1 5
Novak Djokovic Coral 5/1 6
Novak Djokovic Stan James 5/1 6
Novak Djokovic Bet 365 5/1 6

Having only managed a handful of clay court victories this year Andy Murray’s odds with bookmakers are much longer, only the biggest of his fans will be putting any of their money on him to win. The best of the odds you can get for him are,

French Open 2008 UK Bookmakers Odds (Traditional) Odds (Decimal)
Andy Murray Paddy Power 100/1 101
Andy Murray Bet Direct 100/1 101
Andy Murray Sporting Bet 100/1 101

Perhaps a wiser bet would be, how far he will get in the tournament. I’m sure there will be a few bookmakers out there running this type of offer once the draw is actually made. At the moment though there is only one doing so. Sky Bet are offering odds on Murray’s progress without even knowing his first round opponent. They think the most likely event will be he is knocked out in the first or third round. Taking these bets now is more of a gamble on the draw, since Murray will be seeded he should avoid any top 17 player (we know Andy Roddick will not be competing), with this info some people may look at the 4th round / quarter finals as real possibility for Murray.

French Open 2008 UK Bookmakers Odds (Traditional) Odds (Decimal)
1st Round Sky Bet 5/2 3.5
2nd Round Sky Bet 3/1 4
3rd Round Sky Bet 5/2 3.5
4th Round Sky Bet 3/1 4
Quarter Finals Sky Bet 8/1 9
Semi Finals Sky Bet 20/1 21
Runner-Up Sky Bet 40/1 41
Winner Sky Bet 80/1 81