French Open Odds 2024: Nadal, Swiatek Are Favorites

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Despite a rib injury and chronic foot ailments, Rafa Nadal has entered the 2022 French Open tournament. This wasn’t a sure thing a month ago as Nadal joins rival Novak Djokovic and up-and-comer 6th-ranked Carlos Alcaraz on the same side of the bracket. On the ladies draw, with Ashleigh Barty retired, Iga Swiatek is the heavy favorite to win at Roland-Garros. From the latest French Open odds to favorites in focus, this betting guide has all the info you need to learn how to bet on the second tennis major of the year.

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2022 French Open Men’s Odds

So, one hand we have Nadal hobbled and on another we have the storyline of Novak Djokovic’s first major of 2022 due to easing COVID-19 health and safety protocols around France. The Joker heads into the tournament the +160 favorite to win, but rather than the “King of Clay” Nadal as the second-favorite, it’s possibly the guy he’ll hand the torch to in Carlos Alcaraz who boasts +175 odds to win at Roland-Garros just behind Djokovic. Nadal, who will have his personal doctor on hand to help with treatment throughout the tournament, owns the third-best odds at +325.

Player Odds to Win French Open
Novak Djokovic +160
Carlos Alcaraz +175
Rafael Nadal +325
Stefanos Tsitsipas +550
Alexander Zverev +1400
Daniil Medvedev +2000
Casper Ruud +2200
Jannik Sinner +2800
Andrey Rublev +4000
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina +5000
Felix Auger Aliassime +5000
Diego Schwartzman +6600
Dominic Thiem +6600
Miomir Kecmanovic +6600
Sebastian Korda +6600
Aslan Karatsev +8000
Denis Shapovalov +8000
Hubert Hurkacz +8000
Lorenzo Musetti +8000

How to Read Tennis Match Odds

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to read the most common French Open tennis odds.

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Arthur Rinderknech +5 +500 O20
Jannik Sinner -5 -700 U20

When betting the SPREAD, you’re wagering on how many games the tennis player will win by. So, in the example above, Sinner needs to win by 6-or-more games to cover the spread or Rinderknech needs to lose by 4-or-fewer games OR win the match outright.

When betting the MONEYLINE, you’re simply betting on which player you think will win the match outright. If you like the heavy favorite Sinner, you’ll need to wager $700 for every $100 you’d like to win. If you like Rinderknech to pull off the upset, wager $100 to win $500.

The match total is Over/Under how many games will be played. In this example the total line is Over/Under 20 games. Should Sinner-Rinderknech play exactly 20 games, the bet is a PUSH, and you’re original wager is returned to you.

2022 French Open Women’s Odds

Bookmakers and the betting public love Iga Swiatek to win her second French Open title in three years. At -125, it;s one of the few times a major tennis tournament favorite has enjoyed minus money before the tournament started. Simona Halep – who won at Roland-Garros back in 2018 – is the second favorite, but all the way back at 9-to-1 odds, while Ons Jabeur and Paula Badosa are the only other two players on the women’s draw to enjoy better than 20-to-1 odds.

Player Odds to Win French Open
Iga Swiatek -125
Simona Halep 900
Ons Jabeur 1600
Paula Badosa 1600
Maria Sakkari 2000
Aryna Sabalenka 2200
Bianca Andreescu 2800
Amanda Anisimova 3300
Coco Gauff 3300
Naomi Osaka 3300

Odds via BetOnline, subject to change

2022 French Open Favorites

Novak Djokovic French Open odds
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Novak Djokovic (+160)

Djokovic was not allowed to participate in the Australian Open due to his COVID-19 vaccination status.

He’s 85-15 all-time at Roland-Garros with an 80.6% winning percentage on clay.

Iga Swiatek French Open odds
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Iga Swiatek (-125)

The 2020 French Open champ won at Doha and Indian Wells in 2022 and boasts a 35-6 record on clay courts.

If she’s missing anything, it’s lack of experience at Roland-Garros with only 16 matches under her belt.

Carlos Alcaraz 2022 French Open Odds
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Carlos Alcaraz (+175)

This 19-year-old Spaniard turned pro back in 2018, but has already lept to No. 6 in the world. He recently won back-to-back clay court tournaments in Madrid and Barcelona.

He’s 28-8 all-time on clay.

Simona Halep 2022 French Open Odds
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Simona Halep (+900)

After winning the Melbourne title to kick off the 2022 season, Halep has struggled as of late. She was bounced from the Australian Open in the round of 16 and Doha in the round of 64. She lost to Swiatek in the semifinals at Indian Wells.

Halep has won 73% of her clay matches throughout her career.

Rafa Nadal 2021 French Open odds
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Rafa Nadal (+325)

A 13-time French Open champion, Nadal suffered the fractured rib in the Indian Wells semifinals. He reached the finals in all four tournaments this season and won three including the Australian Open major.

Now 35 years old, father time is not on Nadal’s side and the injuries are mounting every year.

Ons Jabeur French Open Odds 2022
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Ons Jabeur (+1600)

The 6th-ranked player on the women’s tour, Jabeur just lost to Swiatek in the finals of the clay court tournament in Rome. She did, however, take home the championship in Madrid back in late-April.

With 73 clay court matches on her resume, she’s won nearly 73% of them, but has struggled at the French Open with just a 13-8 record.

French Open Bet Types

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Futures

A 2022 French Open futures odds bet occurs in the days, weeks and months leading up the tournament. Typically, the farther out a future bet is, the better value can be had. However, you have to be careful not to put all your eggs in one basket and watch a hobbled Rafa Nadal try to give it a go and retire in the first round due to injury. This is why it’s important to do you research before placing a futures wager.

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Outright (Moneyline)

At the conclusion of each day, online sportsbooks will update outright moneyline odds to win the 2022 French Open. This is basically a futures bet after the actual tournament kicks off.

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Live Betting

During French Open matches, our top-rated online sportsbooks offer live betting where players can place bets on outcomes, while the match is in progress. This is great if you don’t like pre-match betting odds, but get a feel for who you like to win during the first set.

2022 French Open Event Details

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French Open Schedule

The 2022 French Open will begin on May 22 and run through June 5th.

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How to Watch

You can catch the 2022 French Open on Tennis Channel, NBC, NBC Sports app and Peacock streaming service. Please check local listings for more specific match details.

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Defending Champs

Your 2021 French Open defending champions are Novak Djokovic, who rallied to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and on the women’s draw Barbora Krejčíková defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

Barty's Over: Ashleigh Retires from Tennis

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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena.

Ashleigh Barty might not be a household name to the casual sports fan, but in an era where we debate G.O.A.Tness at every turn, this 25-year-old should at least be in the conversation. When she retired from tennis on March 23, she left the game as the world’s No. 1 women’s player and defending Wimbledon and Australian Open champion.

However, this isn’t the first time she walked away from the courts. She started her professional career at just 14 years old. After enjoying a couple years of success, Barty said turning pro was too much, too quickly, and announced a hiatus from the sports. But that didn’t mean she stopped competing. With no previous experience, she became a professional cricket player for a few years before returning to her first true love: tennis.

Barty would go on to win 25 of her last 26 matches.

Last 10 French Open Champions

Year Men’s Champion Women’s Champion
2021 Novak Djokovic Barbora Krejčíková
2020 Rafael Nadal Iga Świątek
2019 Rafael Nadal Ashleigh Barty
2018 Rafael Nadal Simona Halep
2017 Rafael Nadal Jeļena Ostapenko
2016 Rafael Nadal Garbiñe Muguruza
2015 Stan Wawrinka Serena Williams
2014 Novak Djokovic Maria Sharapova
2013 Rafael Nadal Serena Williams
2012 Rafael Nadal Maria Sharapova
2011 Rafael Nadal Li Na

French Open History & Traditions

French Open tennis history
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The Early Years

Originally referred to as Championnat de France, or French Championships, when it started back in 1891, what eventually became known as the French Open was initially only open to members of French tennis clubs. In an ironic twist, a British player named H. Briggs, who happened to reside in Paris, won the inaugural French Championship.

The French players-only rule lasted through 1924 when the tournament was opened to an international competitive field and first considered a tennis grand slam event. After 130 years, France still leads in all-time tournament victories with 38, but only crowned one native French Open champion during the open era, Yannick Noah in 1983.

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Roland Garros

In 1928, the French Open moved to its current home of Roland-Garros, named after a heroic World War I fighter pilot of the same name.

Sometimes the French Open is referred to on the international stage simply as Roland-Garros.  French spelling rules dictate that a venue or event named after a person be hyphenated.

French Open Clay Courts history
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The Clay Courts

Aside from Nadal’s French Open dominance, the tournament is best-known for its famed clay courts. What’s funny is that the French Championships were initially played on grass, but surface maintenance was incredibly difficult in the Parisian heat. So in 1880, the Renshaw Brothers used powdered terra cotta to cover the grass and the new surface stuck around through present day.

Clay courts slow the pace of the tennis ball down – compared to grass and hard courts – and thus big servers lose some their advantage.

 

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Let There Be Lights!

Roland-Garros installed stadium lights ahead of the 2020 French Open tournament last fall. Obviously before the stadium upgrades, all French Open matches were played during the day time. The renovations also included a retractable roof over centre court.

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Panama Hats

Speaking of toasty Parsians afternoons, you’ll notice the stylish fashion can be found on top of patrons’ heads throughout the tournament. Panama hats, known for their brimmed straw make-up, make an excellent option when trying to stay cool and when paired with a linen summer suit.

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French Open Snacks

And what’s a major sporting event without snacks?! The Kentucky Derby has their mint julep, The Masters golf tournament, a pimento cheese sandwich and at the French Open you’ll find vendors cooking up a bountiful feast of Nutella-stuffed crepes and croissants. Yum!

Pro Tennis Grand Slams

Just like in golf, the annual tennis grand slam consists of four major tournaments.

Australian Open

2022 Dates: January 17 – 30
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Hard Court
Defending Champs: Rafa Nadal and Ashleigh Barty (2022)

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French Open

2022 Dates: May 22 – June 5
Location: Paris, France
Surface: Clay
Defending Champs: Novak Djokovic, Barbora Krejčíková (2021)

Wimbledon

2022 Dates: June 27 – July 10
Location: London, United Kingdom
Surface: Grass
Defending Champs: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty (2021)

U.S. Open

2022 Dates: August 29 – September 11
Location: New York, New York, USA
Surface: Hard Court
Defending Champs: Daniil Medvedev, Emma Raducanu (2021)

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