Exciting Online Betting on French Open Tennis Action

Published Friday, June 08, 2012 - Online-Casinos.com

The world of professional competition tennis is as exciting as it gets and when it comes to one on one sports action nothing compares. Sports such as tennis rely on good weather and good health as so much depends on the physical condition of the competitors.

The French Open also known as the Roland Garros is nearing its championship round of the May 27th to June 10th tournament. The match between hopeful David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal was a exercise in bleak futility for Ferrer who was blasted by Nadal off the court. Rafael Nadal has lost at Roland Garros, memorably in 2009, to Robin Soderling in the fourth round, admittedly Nadal wasn’t at his best then with a knee injury and other issues plaguing his performance.

Every year tens of thousands of tennis fans bet on the French Open, backing their favourite players in the French Open betting markets. Many thousands more bet on these tournaments due to the uniquely attractive betting options that grand slam tennis offers. Bookmakers provide many French Open Tennis Betting matchups as the tournament attracts a lot of wagering interest. From its founding in 1891 through 1924, the French National Championship was exactly that - purely national, open only to members of French tennis clubs. Largely because of the Davis Cup, though, tennis became a truly international sport in the early 1920s, and the French tournament was opened to other nations in 1925. Attendance increased immediately, and in 1928 a new stadium was built at Porte d'Auteuil, just outside Paris, to host the event. It was named for a famous French flier, Roland Garros. The tournament became the French Open in 1968, when professional players were admitted for the first time.The Roland Garros is the only major tournament played on clay courts. As a result, it isn't generally considered quite as important as the other three majors.

Spanish national Rafael Nadal has won the tournament six times and is making his way steadily to a seventh time at the top.

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