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French Open Preview

22 May | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
French Open Preview

Nadal, Djokovic and Murray feature in lopsided first half of the draw, giving the Swiss Maestro a smooth journey through to the final

When Roger Federer checked the outcome of this year’s French Open draw this morning, he would have been a very happy man. The deadly trio of Djokovic, Nadal and Murray have all been placed in one half of the draw, leaving Federer a much easier than anticipated route to the final.

In recent years many experts have questioned Federer’s clay credentials. Since winning his maiden Roland Garros title in 2009, Roger has managed just one other final appearance, as disappointing defeats to the likes of Tsonga and Gulbis extinguished dreams of a second French Open victory.

The 17-time champion will be looking to bounce back this time around however, and is in the perfect shape to do this. Ranked at number 2 in the world, Federer has enjoyed a positive 2015 season with three titles to his name already. Looking ahead to his fortnight in Paris, the most relevant triumph to analyse was his most recent title on the clay courts in Istanbul. Federer negotiated an admittedly weak draw with ease, before he backed it up with an impressive finalist performance in Rome just last week.

On his route to the final he defeated Stanislas Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych, who he will likely have to beat to make this year’s French Open final.

Roger will watch with interest as Nadal, Djokovic and Murray all scrap it out for the right to meet him in the final. Over his illustrious career Federer has become a master of capitalising on other players’ fatigue. Whichever one of the three makes it through to the final will undoubtedly be mentally and physically jaded. At 10/1 Federer is stunning value for an unprecedented 18th Grand Slam title.





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