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Unbeaten Djokovic 12/1 to continue form and complete Grand Slam

| 10.05.2011

Billed as the match of the year, the Madrid Open failed to live up to the hype as Novak Djokovic handed Rafael Nadal a comprehensive beating.

The unbeatable Nadal was taken apart by the unbeaten Djokovic and the Serb has seen his French Open odds shorten dramatically into 5/2 to win the second, and his second, Grand Slam title of the season.

Djokovic’s victory was hugely significant because beating Nadal on clay is the toughest test for any player and to emerge from that match with his unbeaten record intact makes Djokovic the man to beat.

Nadal still holds the favouritism for the French Open and rightly so considering he has won it on five of the six occasions he’s taken part, but Djokovic holds the mental edge after winning in Madrid and it would be no surprise to see the Serb win his maiden French Open title.

With the Australian Open already in the trophy cabinet, Djokovic is 50/1 to win all four Grand Slam tournaments this year and while keeping his unbeaten record for the year seems unlikely, winning the four majors doesn’t.

Nadal and Djokovic are currently standing head and shoulders above their rivals and as Roger Federer continues to search for his best form, it’s not inconceivable that the world number one and two will compete in every Grand Slam final.

Djokovic has never made a Wimbledon final but is the 3/1 second favourite to win and having already taken the first hard court Grand Slam of the season, it’s hard to oppose the Serb at 7/2 to win the US Open.

He’s breaking records with every game that he wins and the Internazionali BNL d’Italia will make interesting watching this week should Djokovic and Nadal meet again in the final.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.