French Open Excitement Starts!

The draw for the French Open will take place on 24th May and then fans will be able to see which exciting matches will be taking place and when. Until then, there is time to have a think about who you want to place money on to win. Take a look at the French Open tennis odds from Paddy Power to see what the bookies think and then decide whether you agree with them or not. Why not place a bet as well, to make watching the games more fun?

Sadly No 2 in the World, Scotland’s Andy Murray will not be able to play due to a back injury that caused him to pull out of a recent tournament. He is hoping that he will be able to rest up and do his best to win Wimbledon in June on home soil. However, there will still be plenty of excitement in the men’s game at the French Open. Novak Djokovic will be working hard to hold on to his number one spot. However, he may have to beat Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer to win the trophy. There will also be hard competition from some of the other top ten placed men, Ferrer, Berdych, Del Potro, Tsonga and Gasquet, all of whom could be threatening on a good day.

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Italy's S

The women’s games could also be very exciting too. With two Britons, Laura Robson and Heather Watson in the top 100, there will be some exciting matches for the Brits to watch there. Hopefully the girls will do their country proud and progress through a couple of rounds. In the top end of the rankings, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka look like they may be fighting for the top spot. However, there will be some competition from Radwanska, Errani, Na, Kvita and Kerber. The women’s game is more open than it used to be and so there could be some surprises.

Doubles matches can also be fun in the big grand slam tournaments and with mixed doubles as well, there will certainly be a lot of great games to watch . So empty your diary from May 21 to June 9th so that you can settle in front of the television and enjoy one of the greatest tennis tournaments in the world. Even if you prefer Wimbledon, this will give you an idea of what to expect when the grass court season starts in June.