French Open: 10 Vital Statistics


The tennis elite return to Paris for the second Grand Slam of the season at Roland Garros. Can Rafa Nadal defend his crown or will an unlikely champion come to the fore? Joe Short has all the stats…

10. Defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal has won three titles already this season and reached four more finals. The Spaniard is 2.50 to clinch to Roland Garros crown.

9. Nadal has played 21 matches on clay this season, losing just three of them. Nadal is 50.00 to lose to Robby Ginepri in round one.

8. French Open 2013 women’s champion Serena Williams clinched her 60th WTA title last week with a 6-3 6-0 final victory over Sara Errani in Rome. Serena is 2.20 to defend her Grand Slam title.

7. Italian open victor Novak Djokovic has also won three titles this season, beating Nadal in the Rome and Miami finals. The Serb is 2.25 favourite to win Roland Garros for a first time.

6. Andy Murray has not made it past the quarter-final stage of either of the two Slams since he won Wimbledon last summer. Murray, ranked eighth for the tournament, is 31.00 to win in Paris.

5. Murray’s best result at the French Open was a semi-final exit in 2011, where he lost 6-4 7-5 6-4 to Nadal. The Scot lost to Nadal in Rome recently and is 7.50 to fall to Andrey Golubev in round one.

Watch Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in the 2011 French Open final…

4. Roger Federer crashed out of the Italian Open in his first match, having reached the final of Monte Carlo in his previous tournament. Federer has the Dubai title under his belt this season but hasn’t won a Slam since Wimbledon 2012. He is 21.00 to win.

3. World No. 2 Li Na has only once made it past the French Open fourth round – when she won the title in 2011. The current Australian Open champion is 6.50 to claim the Roland Garros crown.

2. Caroline Wozniacki has not played since crashing out in the second round of the Madrid Open in early May. The Dane is yet to win a title this season and is 151.00 to clinch this one.

1. Stanislas Wawrinka has fallen early in each of his last two tournaments since winning the Monte Carlo Masters on clay last month. The Australian Open champion is third favourite at 9.00 to win.