Considered to be one of the world’s premier Tennis tournaments, the annual French Open, or Internationaux de France de Tennis is each year an absolute hub of wagering activity!
Held over two weeks between late May and early June each year since 1891, the tournament has enjoyed some 124 years of glorious success and in this length of time has become known as a maker and breaker of dreams, legacies and destinies within the often overlooked gamble-ready sports of Tennis!
Taking place in Paris, at the Stade Roland Garros, the event is each year the second out of a total of four Grand Slam tournaments within the sport; the other three being the Australian Open, the US Open and Wimbledon (London, England). It is a clay court tournament (the only one among the major four) and officially acts as an end to the clay season – ushering in the summers grass preference.
With a prize money pool totalling a collective 28,028,600euros in 2015, and with the singles winners netting almost two million each, you can be sure that sponsorship for this competition is absolutely top notch.
Placing bets, though not a practice commonly attributed to Tennis as frequently as it is to other sports, is still nonetheless a very important aspect of the game for many individuals who enjoy to follow it. And, as with all large scale sporting competitions, the French Open as one of the Grand Slam tournaments enjoys one of the highest rates of betting activity in the annual Tennis calendar.
With the French Open done and dusted for 2015, followers of the sport will now look forward to the commencement of the inimitable Wimbledon, which is set to start on June 29th and will likely enjoy just as much bookmaking fun!