Monday, January 29, 2007


Pinnacle Sports Posts Updated Odds On Grand Slam Titles Won By Federer

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO (January 29, 2007)-After cruising to his tenth major singles title at the Australian Open, talk of Roger Federer capturing tennis' elusive Grand Slam is gaining steam. In Australia, the world's top-ranked player showed his dominance by becoming the first man since 1980 to capture a major championship without losing a single set in the tournament. Although the feat hasn't been accomplished since Rod Laver in 1969, leading online sportsbook now lists Roger Federer at just 3/1 to complete the Grand Slam in 2007.

Leading international sports betting site, Pinnacle Sports originally released odds on the number of Grand Slam singles titles won by Roger Federer prior to the start of this year's Australian Open. Now with the first major tournament already under his belt, the bettors at Pinnacle Sports believe Federer has a very good chance to complete the Grand Slam this year. Knowing that the world's top player has never won the French Open, Pinnacle Sports lists the chances that Federer falls just one title short of completing the Grand Slam for the third time in his career as a 3/2 favorite. The odds that Federer will finish the year with just two major championships currently stands at 5/2, while the most unlikely scenario is that Federer will close 2007 with only one Grand Slam title at 11/1 odds.

'Although history would have you believe it's nearly impossible to win the Grand Slam, nothing appears to be out of Roger Federer's reach,' said Simon Noble of Pinnacle Sports . 'While the red clay at Roland-Garros has been his Achilles heel, Federer is no pushover and will likely enter the French as only a slight underdog to two-time reigning champion Rafael Nadal. If he can conquer the French Open, the experts will consider the Grand Slam a virtual lock for Federer who has dominated Wimbledon and the US Open in recent years.'

Current Odds: *All Odds Subject To Change*

How Many Grand Slam Singles Titles Will Roger Federer Win In 2007?

One 11/1
Two 5/2
Three 3/2
Grand Slam 3/1


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