Nadal a winner for the bookies despite pre-match gamble

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RAFAEL NADAL was a well backed winner of the French Open final according to Ladbrokes.

Punters couldn’t get enough of the Spaniard pre-match forcing his price into 4/11 (from 4/9) however the firm emerged unscathed as Roger Federer was well supported in-play at all stages of the match.

Nadal is still the 9/4 favourite to win Wimbledon this year and 5/2 joint market leader with Djokovic for the US Open. Andy Murray earns a 6/1 quote for both tournaments.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “There was a big move for Nadal pre-match but the Federer support in-play cancelled that out with a bit to spare. Nadal looks set for a bold show at Wimbledon with the odds suggesting Federer will be at the business end of the tournament again as well.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Wimbledon winner
R Nadal – 9/4
R Federer – 5/2
N Djokovic – 11/4
A Murray – 6/1
J M del Potro – 16/1
R Söderling – 33/1
T Berdych – 40/1
A Roddick – 40/1
M Raonic – 40/1
50/1 bar

US Open winner
R Nadal – 5/2
N Djokovic – 5/2
R Federer – 11/4
A Murray – 6/1
J M del Potro – 6/1
R Söderling – 20/1
A Roddick – 33/1
T Berdych – 40/1
G Monfils – 40/1
50/1 bar

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.