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The 2015 French Open Tournament began in Paris overnight and will play host to the world’s best players over the next two weeks.

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Clay court master Rafael Nadal returns to his pet event and is chasing a record tenth title in the French Open Men’s draw, but has been unable to secure much of a consistent run of form in the lead-in and faces an uphill battle to defend his 2014 title.

As a result of his scintillating run of form over the last 24 months and success at the Australian Open in January, we’ve instilled top seed and World Number 1 Novak Djokovic as outright $1.83 favourite to lift the Men’s trophy, however all of Nadal ($5), Andy Murray ($10) and Roger Federer ($11) are worth consideration at good odds, and are all more than capable of triumphing.

The Women’s Draw at the French Open always makes for an interesting two weeks of tennis, and 2015 appears as though it will not buck this trend.

Serena Williams has saluted and Roland Garros twice over her illustrious career and remains favourite $3.75 to add another to the cabinet in 2015, however two-time and defending champion Maria Sharapova ($5.50) arguably figures as the great value in betting markets.

The world’s premier Clay Court tournament, the French Open has attracted a reasonable Australian contingent this year, headlined by three seeded players over both the Men’s and Women’s draws.

Bernard Tomic is amidst something of a demoralising form slump and was forced to cut short his preparation at last week’s tournament in Nice after succumbing to a virus.

While clay courts are not generally the surface of choice for the Gold Coast native, who favours flatter ground strokes more effective on grass and hard court, Tomic has been allocated the 27th seeding in the Men’s Draw and should receive something of an easier run over the French Open’s earlier stages as a result.

We’re offering Tomic as clear $1.57 favourite to win his opening round tie with Italian qualifier Luca Vanni ($2.25), and are confident early success will lead to a regain of confidence for the 22-year-old leading into the second week of fixtures.

Nick Kygrios has found form in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months and enters the 2015 French Open off the back of an impressive run to the Quarterfinals of the Australian Open and a string of positive results in ATP tournaments.

Having delivered legend Roger Federer defeat in the Madrid Open on clay last month, the twenty-year-old is in red-hot form, is full of confidence and will contest the French Open as the Men’s 29th.

Despite having drawn the always-competitive Denis Istomin ($3.50) in the first round, we’re not expecting Kygrios to face much resistance in the first round, but having been comfortably defeated in Round 2 in 2014, have instilled the fan favourite at odds of $151 to win the Men’s title.

Thanasi Kokkinakis has also stamped his claims as one to watch over the first half of 2015 and will also be flying high after posting a maiden ATP Challenger event win in Bordeaux.

Having confirmed his place in both the French Open and Wimbledon main draws with the success, there is absolutely no pressure on Kokkinakis at this tournament and we’re confident we will get to witness his exciting play more than once, having instilled the nineteen-year-old as clear $1.20 favourite to Nikoloz Basilashvili ($4.33) first-up.

26th seed and 2010 Grand Finalist Samantha Stosur undoubtedly headlines the Australian assault on the Women’s draw, but will need to play with confidence if any chance of a second Grand Slam title.

The 2015 French Open Women’s Final will be contested on the night of Saturday, June 6th Australian time while the Men’s draw will wrap up one day later.

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