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French Open 2022 Men's Final Odds, Picks & Expert Predictions

French Open 2022 Men's Final Odds, Picks & Expert Predictions

The men’s final takes center stage on Day 15 of the French Open and with La Coupe des Mousquetaires on the line, you can expect an intense contest in this ultimate championship battle between Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud.

Here at Bookies.com, we have been bringing you daily predictions and picks, so without too much fuss, let’s take a deep dive into Sunday's tennis betting card and spot the best bets.

French Open Day 15 Predictions: Men's Final         

Nadal vs Ruud Betting Tips

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. ET

Nadal reached the final in the worst possible way for any athlete: By default. Zverev, who is still searching for his maiden major title, was forced to tap out from their semifinal clash after the German suffered an ankle injury at the tail-end of the second set.

Nadal goes into the French Open final seeking a 14th French Open title and a record 22nd Grand Slam that would put him two ahead of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the history books. The 36-year-old Spaniard is the undisputed King of Clay and the correct favorite according to the betting sites, despite the manner in which he reached the final.

Zverev was playing unbelievable tennis. He was throwing everything he had at Nadal, giving the 13-time French Open champion a real contest. However, Nadal was up a set and level 6-6 in the absorbing semifinal that was into its third hour. At that point, with the second set on the line, Zverev was chasing down a Nadal forehand when he landed heavily on his ankle and crumbled to the floor in agony. 

The scenes were very upsetting for all concerned, including Nadal who stood at Zverev’s side until he was wheeled off the court in a wheelchair. It was a heart-breaking end to the 25-year-old German’s French Open run and equally an unsatisfactory conclusion to the match for Nadal, even though he was favored by the betting apps to advance. 

The last few rounds have tested Nadal physically and mentally. He beat some noteworthy players along the way, including defending champion Novak Djokovic who was, by all accounts, the popular pick in tennis betting circles. Now, he’s one win away from lifting a 14th French Open title. 

The best moneyline price on a Nadal win on Sunday is -526 at BetMGM.

Standing in Nadal’s way is Norway’s Casper Ruud, who has openly talked about Nadal being his lifelong idol. To add further context to this final matchup, Ruud was a six-year-old boy when Nadal won his first-ever French Open title in 2005. 

Ruud’s run through to his first-ever final was challenging but he overcame those obstacles, including Marin Cilic in the semis. Ruud was forced to come from a set down to advance.

The best moneyline price on a Ruud win can be found at FanDuel, where you can get +440 on the Norwegian star.

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Nadal vs Ruud Head-To-Head

This is the first meeting between Nadal and Ruud. 

Nadal vs Ruud Best Bet

Tennis experts have long earmarked Ruud for Grand Slam glory and with the French Open as the likeliest of the four majors because of his natural affinity for the surface. For that prophecy to come true this Sunday it would mean beating the greatest player to have ever played on this surface!

Obviously, that is the ultimate dream of any tennis player, but there is a reason why the 
tennis odds are stacked against Ruud. Nadal has never lost a French Open final. It would be an absolute shocker if he did this Sunday.

Best Bet: Nadal to win 3-0 at +100 with Caesars Sportsbook

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About the Author

Isla Knightley for Bookies.com
Isla Knightley
Isla, a sports journalist and betting expert, covers several sports, including the NFL, as well politics. She joined Bookies.com in 2021 after contributing to other betting sites.