The next edition of the French Open will be played from the last week this May and some of the top players will take part this year. With Rafael Nadal having struggled on clay by his own lofty standards and a fight for top position in the women’s draw as well, this Grand Slam on clay could just be the one to watch out. Get the latest French Open betting odds for the upcoming edition of this competition will be updated below.
This second Grand Slam of the year, which is also called by the exact location where it’s played – Roland-Garros – is one of the most difficult to conquer. And Nadal, with his 11 titles at the French Open, holds the record for the most ever by any singles player at any Grand Slam in the Open era.
Interestingly, in the period that Nadal has won these 11 titles, the only other winners in the men’s singles draw include Roger Federer (once), Stan Wawrinka (once) and Novak Djokovic (once).
On the other hand, the women’s title has been more evenly shared, with nine winners in the 11 years since 2008. In this period only Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have won the title twice.
And this is exactly why, betting on the French Open is a tough ask but if one can get one’s bearings right, follow the competition as intently and closely as one can and understand which French Open betting odds are worth going for, it can go on to become a very rewarding exercise too.
Given the unpredictability involved in clay-court tournaments in general and French Open in particular, it should come as no surprise that many of the top seeded players often fall by wayside quite early. Take the example of the 2018 French Open singles draw, and you would find that nine of the men’s seeded players and 11 of the women’s seeds lost in the first two rounds of the competition.
At the 2017 French Open, seven men’s seeds and seven women’s seeds lost in the first round respectively, while 14 of the women’s seeds fell in the first two rounds that same year. Basically, a quick look at player form, performances on clay and a comparison with the French Open betting odds on offer could help punters get a good edge.
Much like the other Grand Slams, French Open betting markets open well in advance too, with a close look at player form during the lead-up, clay-court swing helping understand which player has the capability to get to the latter rounds.
The outright winner market is obviously a high-risk one in the women’s section of the draw and usually punctuated by very short odds for the men’s winner in these days of Nadal domination. Take the example of the 2019 French Open betting odds, and despite Nadal losing in three successive clay semi-finals including a couple of Masters tournaments, the Spaniard will open the competition as short as 11/8 to win the title.
Compare this with the women’s winner, and the favourite is Halep who starts off at 4/1 ahead of the second-favourite Serena Williams (9/1).
The better markets to look at during the French Open is the match-by-match result odds, and as mentioned above, to select the matches in which the seeded player hasn’t had a great run on clay in his or her career and/or recently.
Other French Open betting markets include Games Handicap, Set Handicap, Set Betting, Games Betting – Over/Under and a few others.
Latest 2019 French Open Betting Odds will be updated below. Also, if you are looking for the latest tennis tips, get our French Open betting tips for 2019 here.