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May 24th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Press Release Source: PinnacleSports.com

Nadal and Henin-Hardenne Favored to Repeat at Roland Garros
Wednesday May 24, 1:36 pm ET
PinnacleSports.com Opens Betting on 2006 French Open

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With the second leg of tennis' Grand Slam beginning Monday at Roland Garros, PinnacleSports.com today released odds on who'll win the Men's and Women's singles titles at the 2006 French Open. Although the tournament draw hasn't been announced yet, PinnacleSports.com foresees history repeating itself on the clay courts, listing 2005 French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin-Hardenne as the favorites to win again this year.

The largest sports betting site on the Internet, PinnacleSports.com believes Rafael Nadal will continue his clay court dominance at Roland Garros and lists the Spaniard as a 10/11 favorite to win his second consecutive French Open title. Meanwhile, the world's top ranked men's player and winner of seven of the past eleven Grand Slam singles titles, Roger Federer, is a slight 9/5 underdog to capture his first title at Roland Garros. Outside of the top two players in the world, PinnacleSports.com believes all other players are long shots to win on the red clay of Paris. Argentinean David Nalbandian (23/1), Spaniards Nicolas Almagro (31/1) and Tommy Robredo (48/1), Russian Nikolay Davydenko (57/1) and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez (59/1) are considered the top contenders despite long odds against them. The odds are also heavily against top American players Andy Roddick (124/1), James Blake (225/1) and Tommy Haas (225/1) winning the second Grand Slam of the year.

On the women's side, PinnacleSports.com lists last year's champion Justine Henin-Hardenne as a 5/2 favorite to win her third French Open title. World number two, Kim Clijsters and four-time 2006 WTA tournament winner Nadia Petrova have the second best odds to win the tournament at 5/1. Winner of this year's Australian Open, Amelie Mauresmo currently stands at 7/1 odds to overcome the pressure and capture her home country's Grand Slam tournament. After capturing her first singles title since her comeback, PinnacleSports.com lists Martina Hingis as a solid contender at Roland Garros at 10/1 odds. Other contenders on the clay courts include Svetlana Kuznetsova (11/1), Venus Williams (16/1), Maria Sharapova (16/1), Elena Dementieva (35/1) and Dinara Safina (43/1). The women's champion in 2000 and last year's runner-up, Mary Pierce, is a 49/1 underdog to win her second French Open championship.

Current Odds: *All Odds Subject to Change*

Odds to Win Men's French Open (favorites & notable)
Rafael Nadal 10/11
Roger Federer 9/5
David Nalbandian 23/1
Nicolas Almagro 31/1
Tommy Robredo 48/1
Nikolay Davydenko 57/1
Fernando Gonzalez 59/1
Gaston Gaudio 64/1
David Ferrer 70/1
Jose Acasuso 70/1
Marat Safin 88/1
Andy Roddick 124/1
James Blake 225/1
Tommy Haas 225/1

Odds to Win Women's French Open (favorites & notable)
Justine Henin-Hardenne 5/2
Kim Clijsters 5/1
Nadia Petrova 5/1
Amelie Mauresmo 7/1
Martina Hingis 10/1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 11/1
Venus Williams 16/1
Maria Sharapova 16/1
Elena Dementieva 35/1
Dinara Safina 43/1
Mary Pierce 49/1
Patty Schnyder 56/1
Francesca Schiavone 72/1
Anastasia Myskina 79/1

PinnacleSports.com will also offer betting lines on every French Open match utilizing their unique -105 pricing model that provides more value and up to 50% better odds to players than traditional sportsbooks. For more information and a complete list of odds, please visit http://www.pinnaclesports.com .


May 24th, 2006, 10:03 PM
hingis at 10 to 1 and kim at 5-1 are good bets me thinks!

May 24th, 2006, 10:07 PM
I think the women are fairly accurate

May 24th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Mauresmo's at 7-1 :eek::speakles:

May 24th, 2006, 10:10 PM
I think both may turn out to be correct, but id say Mens is more of a definate whereas the Womens title is wide open in my opinion but there has to be a favourite and i think it is right Justine is but it will be alot more interesting to see who comes out with the Womens title.

May 24th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Mauresmo's at 7-1 :eek::speakles:
It's the French :devil:

May 24th, 2006, 10:18 PM
LOL @ Roddick present in the odds :lol: :lol: