Maybe Zeballos can take down a set?
Rafael Nadal was a 1 to 500 favorite to beat his first round opponent at the 2010 French Open and now in the second round, he is 1 to 250 as Nadal faces the inexperienced Horacio Zeballos of Argentina.
Zeballos is only playing in this third Grand Slam for singles and this year marks his debut at Roland Garros for singles. You have to think that he must be looking at his second round match-up against Nadal with a sense of doom as there is nothing in his recent history, besides one event, that makes Zeballos look like he has much of a chance against Rafa.
Nadal's price is WAY too short to bet in this match as Stan James have him priced at -25000 (1/250) and that's not a line that can ever be tipped as valuable. But Zeballos did beat a strong clay courter on tour in April in Houston as he took out Fernando Gonzalez, a Roland Garros semifinalist from last year.
Beating Gonzalez in Houston isn't beating Nadal at Roland Garros, but it does add some credibility to Zeballos' game. As far as true odds go, Rafael Nadal is probably a 1 to 40 favorite in this match with Zeballos being a 40 to 1 underdog. Boylesports have Zeballos at +5000 (50/1) and those odds have to be judged as long, meaning that they can be backed with the smallest bet.
However you'll lose a lot of bets waiting for a 50 to 1 line to finally cash in so if you want something more realistic, take a risk on a 3 sets to 1 Rafa win with Paddy Power as the odds on that event are still stomachable at +650 (13/2).
The straight sets victory for Nadal is priced at -700 (1/7) with bet365 and it can't be recommended either as it's just too short to mess around with.
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