The French Open is on, and we are into the qualifying round. It has been an amazing year, and since recovering from his injury, Rafael Nadal has been on fire since the turn of the year. He plays with so much passion. Although he was ousted in Rome, Nadal remains a strong contender to win the French Open.
Watching Nadal play this year doesn’t seem to highlight that he is 35 and closing in on the end of his career. There is so much fire in his game, and many fans are worried that he might push himself too far since he only fully recovered from a rib stress fracture. However, there’s a whole new push for the Spaniard, and we are here to enjoy the ride,
Going into the Roland Garros, Nadal has the chance to push for a record-extending win, taking his total win to 14. Going by what we’ve seen, it is a massive possibility, and we would like to see if he adds the French Open to his collection of Grand Slams this year. So, will Nadal win his 14th French Open? Keep reading to find out what we think so you can continue planning your bets and place them against the French Open Odds.
Will Rafael Nadal Win his 14th Title? | French Open Betting
Overview of Rafael Nadal’s Year
Nadal’s year started with the Australia Open in Melbourne, playing in the doubles and singles events. Although his pairing with Jaume Munar didn’t go well after they pulled out of the event, Nadal went on to blaze through the Australia Open singles event. Eventually, he won the championship in Melbourne, securing his 21st Grand Slam.
With his successes in Australia, he went to Mexico to compete in the Acapulco ATP 500 event. It was a smooth ride for the 35-year-old Spaniard, and as a result, he got his third title of the year. He was on his way to winning his 4th title for the year until he was hit with an injury at the Indian Wells while playing against Carlos Alcaraz.
But he made it to the US Open final, and he had to play through the injury, which contributed to his first loss of the year. As a result, Taylor Fritz won the US Open title. After recovering, Nadal returned to competing, and his first was in Madrid, where he started well. However, he eventually lost out to Alcaraz in the quarterfinal.
The loss was because he was just recovering from the injury and not fully healed. The defeat didn’t seem to faze Nadal, and he was ready to compete in the next tournament in Italy. However, that also didn’t go well, as he was out in the round of 16. Therefore, the focus is now on the French Open to how Nadal fares this time.
Records at the French Open
Rafael Nadal’s French Open win journey started when he was 19, with his first win in the competition coming in 2005. After that, he went on to win the competition for the next three years, sealing his name as one of the top players. In 2009, Nadal lost shockingly to Robin Soderling in the round of 16.
After his 2009 outsing, he went on another victory run from 2010 to 2014, winning another five Roland Garros trophies. However, he missed out on the title in 2015 and 2016 by losing to Novak Djokovic and pulling out. His comeback in 2017 began another four-year domination until he lost in a semifinal bout to Djokovic in 2021.
As a result of his constant domination, Nadal has won 13 Roland Garros titles, the most for any tennis player. And there is a chance that the tally will increase this year because, from the records, he never really stays long before winning another French Open.
Going into the competition this year, his major competitors are Djokovic, Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Casper Ruud. Fortunately for Nadal, Roger Federer is still out injured. Therefore, that is one less competition to face. However, quite a few top-class competitors are left, and we would like to see how he fares against these tough oppositions.
The French Open is Nadal’s kingdom, and he has dominated the competition for almost 20 years. Winning the competition in his first attempt and barely 19 years of age put him among the best. Then, winning 13 times in 17 tries is god-tier. Therefore, we believe Nadal can win his 14th French Open title this year by the records.
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