May 07

Nadal can do the summer sweep

He’s been almost unstoppable this season and as we near the summer Grand Slams it seems Rafael Nadal is a good price on Bet365 to win both Roland Garros and Wimbledon crowns.


The 11-time Grand Slam champion is in scintillating form since returning from a seven-month injury lay off and has won four of his six tournaments to date – making the final in the other two.


Only two men have stopped him all year – world number one Novak Djokovic and a spirited Horacio Zeballos in Chile – but with the clay season now in full swing very few players are going to repeat those feats.


If tennis betting fans are planning to back a winner at the French Open then look no further than Nadal, who will only benefit from his three-set defeat to Novak Djokovic at Monte Carlo and blow away his only competitor at Roland Garros.


Neither Roger Federer, Andy Murray or David Ferrer have the ability to match Nadal on clay and that form should take him through to Wimbledon.


Nadal did the summer double in 2008 and 2010, while Federer is also in the unique band of players including Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver. Winning both summer titles in incredibly difficult because of the quick turnaround from gruelling clay to graceful grass and Nadal must hope his body can recover between the French final and first serve at SW19.

He has come back stronger than ever this spring and his ability to dig out points during long rallies on clay is simply staggering. That determination of body and mind will make him a genuine contender for Madrid and Roland Garros this May and, if betting fans want for a good bet at long odds, then a summer double is certainly not out of the question.

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