Recovery and Rebound highlight the Tennis News from HRWager. Rafael Nadal has went for the better part f two years battling a myriad of injuries that plunged him from the top of the game. His incredible acts of torsion getting the ball back with such penetrating power had given him the nickname of the King of Clay. The record setter for French Open singles titles might well be back for one last run. Find out what transpired in last weeks Barcelona Open and how the tour and linesmakers now see what the futures market should bear for the second Gram Slam of the season.
Tennis News : Reclaiming Another Crown
Monte Carlo was the week prior and now the Barcelona field bowed to his presence. Kei Nishikori had reigned supreme in his absence taking the title the last two years. Now he and Nadal would meet in the final. Rafa prevailed in straight sets 6-4 and 7-5. First time since 2013 that he had won successive times on the tour. Has his game already peaked or is there a higher gear for the two week test of fitness for the rapidly approaching French Open?
Heavy Futures Action
From near the +800 level, interest has been heavy enough to take Nadal to clear second favorite status. His price is a mere +350 now. Only Novak at -125 stands in his way according to the linesmakers and betting public. Now we have Roger Federer speaking out on the subject. The man who was his greatest rival thinks that Novak should be the favorite. Youth, experience, and the hunger to get the last piece of the Grand Slam puzzle should propel him to that height. Federer urges people to not discount Nadal here. He always knew that Nadal could be competitive again and that “Nadal is Nadal.” Translation for this is that if Rafa makes it all the way to the final, he should take it but that the journey might be too difficult for him to consistently make.
Less than one month away is the French Open. This week the tour action is split up between Istanbul, Munich, and Portugal. Here at HRWager, we are continually scouring the mens and ladies’ fields to see quality sports investments that also allow one to embrace all the action that tennis brings to us. Good fortune to everyone this week and keep an eye out on the French Open developments we will share with you in the upcoming month.