Roger Federer is still regarded by many people to be the greatest tennis player to every pick up a racquet. That being said, even though he has eclipsed the dreary 30-year plateau as a tennis player and living legend, he is still a threat to win every major title he plays in. Even though clay courts are probably Federer's least favorite surface, he's still a force. The 2012 French Open odds for Roger Federer are set at +700 (7/1) as he is the third seed overall and has the third highest odds to win the tournament behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
While Nadal has essentially owned the entire world on clay courts, Federer has been in the finals five times since 2006. The problem? He's got only one win in that span and has taken second four times to Nadal. His one win at Roland Garros came back in 2009 over Robin Soderling, another quality clay court tennis player. Federer is getting up there in age, but will this be his final French Open? That remains to be seen, but the one thing that should be noted is that he can still play at an extremely high level. His 7/1 odds should tell you all you need to know about whether or not he can win this tournament.
The French Open is often referred to as Roland Garros and is named after the famous French aviator Roland Garros, The event will take place over two weeks overall between Sunday and the second week of June in Paris, France. The French Open is played at the Stade Roland Garros and is considered by most tennis fans, broadcasters and players as the premier clay court event in the world. It's still currently the only of the four major tournaments that is played on clay.
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