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Sports Gambling - French Open Begins May 23

Sports gambling anticipation continues to grow for the French Open Tennis tournament as everyone gambling on sports will want a piece of the action for this grand slam event.

Sports gambling handicappers are already prepping for this prestigious gambling on sports event that will take place May 23 through June 6 from Paris, France.

The French Open, also known as Roland Garos, is one of the four main events on the tennis betting calendar known as the “Grand Slam” which is the equivalent of professional golf’s “major” events.  The tennis grand slam also includes the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

The French Open is best known for its clay court, which sets it apart and makes it unique.  American players have a well known reputation for struggling on the clay as did the best player in the game, Roger Federer, who finally broke through as the winner last year to earn a career grand slam.

The most dominant player in recent years with the tennis odds in the French Open has been Rafael Nadal, who had a four year run as champion of this event from 2005-2008.  Nadal is currently ranked third in the world and has a record of 26-4 for 2010 with 2 titles and a total of over $1.8 million in prize money.

Nadal is coming off an impressive win at the ATP World Tour Masters at Rome in which he defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 for the title.  He has lost twice to Andy Roddick this year.  Roddick figures to be a top contender as well.

Roddick is ranked 8th in the world and has a 2010 sports gambling record of 26-4 with 2 titles and a total of over $1.2 million in prize money.  Roddick is coming off a win in the ATP World Tour Masters at Miami in which he defeated Tomas Berdych for the crown.

Federer, of course, is one of the biggest names that you can bet on tennis with and is the top ranked player in the world with a 2010 record of 15-5 with 1 title and a total of over $2.1 million in prize money.

Federer will be well rested as he last played March 5 at Estoril in Portugal where he was defeated in the semi finals by Albert Montanes in a major upset.