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Roger Federer Second Only to Rafael Nadal in French Open Market

Roger Federer won his only French Open title in 2009. (credit:

The 2010 French Open will start on May 23rd and Roger Federer is 5 to 1.

Roger Federer, as the world's number 1 ranked player, certainly has his fair share of backers.  Usually that means that odds are going to be quite short on Fed as punters funnel their money his way.  However for those looking to back Fed to win in Roland Garros, Paddy Power is the place to be.

Most sportsbooks are putting Federer between +200 and +300 at the moment in the outright winner's market for the 2010 French Open singles championship and those odds are way too short to bet at this point.  Registering with Paddy Power and getting your money in at 5 to 1 on the Swiss Maestro is the smarter thing to do.

Roger Federer is considered the 2nd favorite behind only Rafael Nadal, who has been putting on clay court clinics recently. 

Federer is the defending champion in Paris but his form recently hasn't been fantastic and it is hard to envision him defeating Nadal on clay, should they meet at Roland Garros.  Federer has recent losses to Ernests Gulbis, Tomas Berdych, and Marcos Baghdatis while Rafael Nadal has put together a winning streak that now extends over two Masters Series 1000 tournaments.  Besides Nadal's historical success at the French from past years, he appears to be the man of the moment on tour.

One thing to keep in mind however is that Federer plays better in Slams than he does at any other events.  In the months leading up to the Australian Open, Federer was title-less.  He lost to Julien Benneteau at the Masters event in Paris and he lost, for the first time in a long time, in both Basel and Flushing Meadows in the latter part of 2009.  Even so when the Australian Open came along in January, Federer ran the tables and dispatched of Andy Murray in straight sets in the championship final.

bet365 have lengthened Federer's odds to win the 2010 French Open as they now him set at +300 but to get the best value on Fed, go to Paddy Power.

Register with Paddy Power to bet on the 2010 French Open and take advantage of their deposit bonus offer to receive free bets that can be used on the Roland Garros final.

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Roger Federer Second Only to Rafael Nadal in French Open Market

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