Roger Federer has become the oldest player ever to top the world tennis rankings with his victory at the Rotterdam Open, but the new world number one is a big price for the next Grand Slam event, the French Open in May. Federer, who needed only to reach the semi-finals in the Netherlands to return to the top of the rankings for the first time since October 2012, has won 20 Grand Slam tournaments, but only one of those successes has come on the clay at Roland Garros, where he hasn’t reached the final since 2011.
That is why William Hill and Betfred are offering the 36-year-old Swiss star at 14/1 to win this year’s title, with Rafael Nadal no bigger than even money with Betfred as he seeks a record 11th title in the French capital. Novak Djokovic is the 5/1 second favourite with Dominic Thiem at 8/1 with several firms. Andy Murray, the 2016 runner-up, is unlikely to take part as he continues his recovery from hip surgery.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|