It feels like a lifetime since the focus has been with the Australian Open wrapping up back in January. But the spotlight will soon be back on the court, now for the 2019 French Open with Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep in the peak of the oddsboard to claim the titles. This is going to be the first time in three years because he angles for his 12th Open championship that the King of Clay is listed as the plus-money favored at +105. Halep will attempt to be the first girl to acquire Open titles because Justine Henin. Why Shouldn’t We Ignore The House On Nadal? I can attempt to think of a compelling argument about the way Nadal is 32 years old or that injuries could creep in but that would be selling him short. The guy has won 11 Open titles and did that over the last 14 years. He owns a SU record on a clay surface and has only lost twice at Roland Garros in best-of-five matches. SHEESH! Nadal has won back French Open titles (withdrew in 2016) and lost in the quarterfinals at 2015 into Novak Djokovic. The Joker retains the distinction of being one of two men to beat Nadal at the French Open but holds an all time 1-6 SU record from the Spaniard at Roland Garros and a 7-17 SU record in 24 matches on clay. The only reason I’d suggest to wager on Djokovic (+225) to win the important is since Nadal could get hurt and withdraw from the tournament. I am prepared overlook that danger and to roll the dice on that thing. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that Nadal and Djokovic faced each other at the Open final less than a week ago on clay and Nadal won two sets to one, however if Rafa pulls out, this is Djokovic’s tourney to lose. Read more here: