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2011 French Open Odds Men’s

by Matt Foust on Monday, May 16th, 2011

The official start of the season's second major is less than a week away as the top players in the world descend upon the clay courts of Roland-Garros for the 2011 French Open. The action is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 22nd in Paris, France as Spaniard Rafael Nadal begins his quest for a 10th Grand Slam title. Not surprisingly, Nadal is the current favorite to win the men's portion of the event in the opening 2011 French Open Odds .

Rafael Nadal, the ATP's top ranked player, has recorded five of his nine major victories on the clay at Roland Garros. He 2011 French Open Odds Men'swon his first Grand Slam there in 2005, and he successfully defended his title in Paris until a balky knee ended his run at four in 2009. Nadal returned to his accustomed place last year, though, defeating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in the final to capture his fifth French Open crown.

While Nadal's knee temporarily ended his dominance at Roland Garros in 2009, it may be a player with the chops to ouster the Spaniard on clay that does it this year. Novak Djokovic, who won his second career major at the Australian Open in January, has been unbeatable this season, going a perfect 38-0 in match play.

Djokovic, who owns the No. 2 spot in the ATP's men's singles rankings, has been an impossible mission this year for all comers on all surfaces, including Nadal. The Serbian great's last three tournaments, Belgrade, Madrid, and Rome, all took place on clay, and he won the final at each in straight sets, upending Feliciano Lopez once and Nadal twice.  

Djokovic, who is listed at +125 moneyline odds to win at Roland Garros, represents Nadal's first serious threat at Paris — and that includes Roger Federer — since the Mallorca native burst on the scene there in 2005.

2011 French Open Odds Men's:

Rafael Nadal -125
Novak Djokovic +125
Andy Murray +1500
Roger Federer +1500
David Ferrer +2500
Juan Martin Del Potro +2500
Robin Soderling +3000
Field (any Other Player) +5000
Richard Gasquet +8000
Thomaz Bellucci +8000
Tomas Berdych +8000
Nicolas Almagro +8000
Gael Monfils +10000
Jurgen Melzer +10000
Nikolay Davydenko +10000
Fernando Verdasco +10000
Ernests Gulbis +15000
Juan Carlos Ferrero +15000
Stanislas Wawrinka +15000
Fernando Gonzalez +15000
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga +15000
Mikhail Youzhny +15000
Alexandr Dolgopolov +15000
Marin Cilic +15000
Milos Raonic +15000
Giles Simon +15000
Juan Monaco +20000
John Isner +20000
Andy Roddick +20000

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