Upcoming French Open & US Open- Favorites to win them
Who should be considered the favorites to win the 2013 Roland Garros and the 2013 US Open? That’s the question many tennis fans are asking. A good measure for the French Open, which is starting Sunday, will be as how several key players like Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Ferrer and such are doing these past few tournaments to predict the favorites.
While for the US Open the story is different, to predict possible favorites it can only be done by analyzing the last results from 2012 US Open, as well as the most winners of the tournament, since this Grand Slam is until August.
As the Roland Garros is getting closer to start, there are some fresh speculations of who are the favorites to win the Clay tournament in the men’s side, offset by absolute unpredictability among the women’s tournament.
The Spanish tennis player, Rafael Nadal, is looking for his sixth championship at Roland Garros and is one of the favorites with a 5/6 odd. While in the women’s No. 1 seed, Caroline Wozniacki, has never won a Grand Slam event but is looking to do so.
The men’s No. 2, Novak Djokovic, is 37-0 this year and his odds are 6/5. Definitely Novak could be a great candidate for the title. The women’s No. 2, Kim Clijsters, who last played Roland Garros in 2006, has been out since March since she hurt her ankle. However for some reason, she is one of the players to look up too.
The Swiss Roger Federer has won 16 Grand Slam titles, more than any other tennis player. His odds are 11, whereas Vera Zvonareva, has not won one neither but is having a great season this year.
And so has analyzing all these, the favorite men’s tennis players to win Roland Garros besides Nadal and Djokovic, is the appearance of Federer, who could be a great upset.
Federer has not won a Grand Slam event since the 2010 Australian Open, his longest streak since his first victory at Wimbledon in 2003. So for now, the Swiss is a backup protagonist in this play.
Everything on the women’s side will be largely unexpected at the French Open.
The Italian Francesca Schiavone, was the runner up during the tournament in 2011 and was seeded 17th. For this year, she is fifth and is one of the 17 players with realistic title hopes.
Whereas the Williams sisters are absent due to injuries, which withdraws some of the stars power, leaving the women’s bracket without a USA seeded.
Clijsters, on the other hand won last year’s United States Open and this year’s Australian Open, was a rather unexpected addition after her ankle injury.
However, surprises can happen at the French Open and great players like Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Ferrer and any of the women’s players just mention can make it happen; definitely they are true contenders on clay.
For the US Open things can be a little different. Federer has won the most titles (5) at the US Open, but during the past two years he hasn’t qualified to the final. This brings doubt despite his winner experience but can be a good candidate to win the title.
Whereas, Andy Murray is the current winner of the tournament and is coming to defend his title; Djokovic is coming for revenge since his last year’s lost against Murray. To sum up, Nadal have won the 2010 tournament and was the runner-up in 2011, so he have also good chances to win.
On the women’s the history is hard and unpredictable as the season has been so unstable due to different circumstances.
We will be keeping a close eye on the 2013 French Open as well as the US Open, no matter the seeding, surprises can happen. As other contenders try to emerge, an old champions will come these two Grand Slams will be a great spectacle for the tennis lovers!