French Open Betting Odds

The French Open is held in Paris, typically in late spring, and marks the pinnacle of the clay-court season. Just like the other Slams, the French Open attracts the attention of the entire tennis world.

It is attended by more than 500,000 tennis fans over the two-week playdown. Millions of people follow the matches point-for-point on their screens. The tournament is also a magnet for sports bettors.

All Maryland online sportsbooks will post multiple odds markets for the French Open on both men’s and women’s matches. Here’s how French Open betting works and where to get the best odds online in Maryland.

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How to read French Open odds and betting lines

Roland Garros is an ideal tournament for betting due to the sheer number of high-intensity matches played across a two-week span. Every major type of bet you’d find for any other sport is in play for the French Open: from the classic moneyline bets to live betting, over/unders, futures, and a wide range of props.

The most popular French Open bet is a match winner bet (moneyline); simply pick who will win a particular match. Then, there’s the match handicap, which is the equivalent of the point spread in other sports. Here, a favorite to win the match will have a certain number of games deducted from their total.

Other pre-match markets include:

Betting on futures is also a popular French Open bet. The outright winner bet can be made before or at any point during the tournament.

Player props feature an array of interesting bets that relate to a single player. These prop betting options might include:

  • Number of games a player will win
  • Total breaks of serve
  • To win from behind
  • To win in straight sets

The odds for each of these betting markets are set by the sportsbooks according to multiple factors like player rankings, current form, and matchup history.

The odds can change over time, depending on the number of bets made on each side. This is especially important to follow, as it may help you make better value bets.

Of course, not every Maryland sportsbook will offer a given market, so check all of the available MD betting sites for the best price.

Live betting on the French Open

A best-of-five match at the French Open often lasts more than three hours. During that time, you can make live bets the whole way through.

Live betting markets includes that you can find pre-match, together with a variety of options that relate to the current court situation.

For example, you can bet on who will win the next set or game. There will also be markets on the correct score of the current game, whether the game will go to deuce, who will win the next two games, and the correct score after two, three, or four points.

Betting on top players at the French Open

At the beginning of the tournament, as many as 128 singles players in each category are set to play. Still, bettors mostly pay attention to the top players, knowing they’ll likely go the furthest.

Everyone who knows even a little bit about tennis has heard of Rafael Nadal, one of the Big 3 of this era and by far the most dominant player to ever set foot at Roland Garros. Since 2005, when he played here for the first time, Nadal has lost only three matches.

Two of those losses came at the hands of Novak Djokovic, who is usually second in line when it comes to outright winner favorites at the French Open, followed by up-and-coming stars Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev.

The women’s tournament is a bit more unpredictable. No female player has defended her title at the French Open since 2007, and the winners are often not included among the top-seeded players. However, that’s exactly what makes betting on the winner of women’s singles attractive. The unpredictability makes the odds on every player very high.

While betting on the outright winner of the French Open can come with good odds, backing the favorites to win individual matches will not, especially in early rounds. For example, Nadal or Djokovic winning their first round match might come with measly French Open betting odds of -6000 or longer.

Betting tips for the French Open

Making a bet on the French Open is easy and fun, but racking up winning bets is extremely difficult. There is no universal system that can guarantee you will come out on top every time. In short, you’ll always be taking risks when betting on tennis.

Nevertheless, there are ways to be smart about French Open betting and increase your chances of making correct predictions. Here are some French Open betting tips:

  • Consider the surface — Tennis is one of the rare sports played across different surfaces. The French Open is played on clay, which is generally considered a slow surface. Therefore, it is advantageous to those players who benefit from long rallies and disadvantageous to big servers. For example, a player like Diego Schwartzman will have much better chances against John Isner at the French Open than at Wimbledon.
  • Follow the players’ formATP and WTA rankings can sometimes be deceiving, so a player who played really well several weeks before the French Open might not have accumulated enough points to break the top 10, even though he realistically belongs in the group of favorites. Good indicators of how certain players might perform at the French Open are their performances on previous clay court tournaments. Take a look at how they played at Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona, and Madrid to test if they’re on a hot clay streak and whether they will go far at Roland Garros as well.
  • Be careful with live bets — French Open live betting can seem very exciting, as it allows you to bet on the smallest segments of the match, like individual points. While these fun bets are settled quickly, they can also easily go either way, so it’s better to avoid them in most scenarios.
  • Factor in playing conditions — Beginner tennis bettors rarely consider things like playing conditions. But these can have a huge impact on any match. Depending on the dryness of the surface and humidity, balls can bounce differently, suiting certain types of players more than others. Also, if a player finishes a match late at night and is forced to play the next one early in the morning, fatigue can kick in and affect their performance. Therefore, do your research before each match to determine factors that may affect the player’s real chances of winning.

Betting on doubles at the French Open

Doubles matches at the French Open are nowhere near as popular as singles. That is reflected in the interest of bettors as well. Still, you can bet on every doubles match—men’s, women’s or mixed—at almost all Maryland sportsbooks.

The rules of doubles matches are pretty much the same as they are for singles, apart from the fact that men play best-of-three instead of best-of-five. Then, the deciding set in mixed doubles is played in the super tie-break format. Still, the betting markets for doubles are nearly identical to the ones for singles.

French Open results for the past five years

Men's Singles ChampionNovak Djokovic
Women's Singles ChampionBarbora Krejcikova
Men's Doubles ChampionsPierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut
Women's Doubles ChampionsBarbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova
Mixed Doubles ChampionsDesirae Krawczyk / Joe Salisbury
Men's Singles ChampionRafael Nadal
Women's Singles ChampionIga Swiatek
Men's Doubles ChampionsKevin Krawietz / Andreas Mies
Women's Doubles ChampionsTimea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed Doubles Champions(not held)
Men's Singles ChampionRafael Nadal
Women's Singles ChampionAshleigh Barty
Men's Doubles ChampionsKevin Krawietz / Andreas Mies
Women's Doubles ChampionsTimea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed Doubles ChampionsLatisha Chan / Ivan Dodig
Men's Singles ChampionRafael Nadal
Women's Singles ChampionSimona Halep
Men's Doubles ChampionsPierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut
Women's Doubles ChampionsBarbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova
Mixed Doubles ChampionsLatisha Chan / Ivan Dodig
Men's Singles ChampionRafael Nadal
Women's Singles ChampionJelena Ostapenko
Men's Doubles ChampionsRyan Harrison / Michael Venus
Women's Doubles ChampionsBethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
Mixed Doubles ChampionsGabriela Dabrowski / Rohan Bopanna

French Open key stats

  • Location: Paris, France
  • First tournament: 1891
  • Time of the year: late May / early June
  • Venue: Roland Garros Stadium
  • Number of courts: 20
  • Main court: Philippe Chatrier (15,000 seats)
  • Attendance: 520,000 (2019)
  • Prize pool: €34,367,215 (2021)
  • Notable sponsors and partners: BNP Paribas, Emirates, Lacoste, Rolex, Peugeot, Mastercard, Oppo, Wilson
  • Notable celebrity fans: Thierry Henry, Bill Gates, Jennifer Aniston, Joshua Jackson, Mike Tyson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Grant, Jay-Z and Beyonce

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