Nadal Staggering 1/66 Favourite To Win on Monday

Published on May 28th, 2017 9:31 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
Rafael Nadal - Photographed in the middle of a match.  Focused. For many fans, the 2017 French Open officially gets underway on Monday, as names such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will see action.

One of Monday's first round matches will see Rafael Nadal, currently the favourite to win the entire tournament, squaring off against Benoit Paire.

Nadal, who is an absolute master on the clay courts of Roland Garros, is a 1/66 favourite to win. It is not often that you will see such a lopsided betting line, even in the first round of a major event.

Here are the current betting odds for this match:

Rafael Nadal, 1/66
Benoit Paire, 20/1

The games handicap line sits at 9 games:

Benoit Paire, +9
Rafael Nadal, -9
Draw, 9/2

The set betting line looks like this:

Rafael Nadal 3-0, 1/5
Rafael Nadal 3-1, 7/2
Rafael Nadal 3-2, 14/1
Benoit Paire 3-2, 33/1
Benoit Paire 3-1, 40/1
Benoit Paire 3-0, 66/1

Finally, the total sets line:

3 sets, 1/4
4 sets, 7/2
5 sets, 9/1


Rafael Nadal enters the 2017 French Open as the #4 ranked men's player in the world, while Benoit Paire is ranked #45.

Nadal, however, has won the French Open a staggering nine times and is easily the world's best player on clay. In short, this should be a very long day for Benoit Paire and his fans.

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