The French Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the world, alongside the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

Held annually in Paris, France, the tournament is also known as Roland-Garros.

It was named after the French aviator and war hero who developed the first fighter plane equipped with an onboard machine gun that fired through the propeller.

When Is The 2024 French Open?

The tournament is typically held over a two-week period in late May and early June. It features men’s and women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events.

The 2024 French Open will be held between 20th May – 09th June.

The tournament has a rich history, dating back to 1891, when it was first held. Initially, the tournament was only open to members of French clubs, but it eventually expanded to include international players.

Since then, the French Open has become one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

Its significance goes beyond just the prize money and prestige. For many players, winning the tournament is seen as the ultimate achievement in the sport.

2024 Betting Odds & Predictions

The 2024 French Open is just around the corner, and tennis fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the tournament.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Jannik Sinner the men’s field, with Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff leading the women’s event.

Men’s Title

Despite Novak Djokovic dominating men’s tennis in the last decade, nobody comes close to Rafael Nadal’s record in the French Open.

The Spaniard has won the tournament a staggering 14 times, with only Max Decugis, who won it eight times in the early 1900s, coming anywhere close to his record.

That said, Djokovic is the current champion, but with the Wimbledon winner, Carlos Alcaraz-Garfia, breathing down their necks, it may only be a matter of time before a new player is crowned champion.

Player Odds
Alcaraz, C 15/8
Djokovic, N 11/4
Sinner, J 7/2
Nadal, R 13/2
Ruud, C 12/1
Tsitsipas, S 12/1
Rune, H 14/1
Zverev, A 16/1
Medvedev, D 25/1
Rublev, A 25/1
Fils, A 66/1
Auger Aliassime, F 66/1
Musetti, L 100/1
Cerundolo, F 100/1
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Women’s Title

The women’s draw is also looking competitive for the 2024 tournament. Iga Swiatek looking to repeat her success from 2023, 2022 and 2020.

The Polish powerhouse is currently odds on to win the title again, however it won’t all be plain sailing.

One player who could really challenge this year is Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. She is a former world No. 1, the current no.2, and current holder of the Australian Open.

She also reached the semi-final of the French Open last year, so she will be hoping to finally get that trophy into her hands in 2024.

No matter who you decide to bet on in this year’s French Open, make sure you do your research first.

Check out the odds from different sportsbooks before making your bets. Betfred offers generous 2024 French Open odds and has full betting markets for both the men’s and the women’s tournaments.

Player Odds
Swiatek, I 5/6
Sabalenka, A 5/1
Gauff, C 8/1
Rybakina, E 8/1
Andreeva, M 18/1
Jabeur, O 20/1
Zheng, Q 33/1
Sakkari, M 40/1
Vondrousova, M 40/1
Ostapenko, J 40/1
Muchova, K 50/1
Pegula, J 50/1
Haddad Maia, B 50/1
Badosa, P 50/1
Svitolina, E 50/1
Krejcikova, B 66/1
Samsonova, L 80/1
Stephens, S 80/1
Garcia, C 80/1
Kudermetova, V 100/1

Roland-Garros Prize Money

In terms of prize money, the French Open offers one of the largest payouts in tennis.

In 2023, the total prize money for the tournament was €49,600,000. For 2024, the winners of the men’s and women’s singles events will each receive €2,400,000.

Each runner-up will receive €1.2 million with the semi-finalists taking home €650,000 each.

Where To Watch The French Open

The 128th edition of the French Open will have comprehensive TV coverage in the United States. NBC, the Tennis Channel, Peacock, and NBC’s streaming app serving as hosts.

In the United Kingdom, every day of the 2024 French Open can be viewed live on Eurosport, eurosport.co.uk, and the Eurosport app.

You can also follow the action online on various websites such as www.rolandgarros.com and platforms like Twitter.

How The French Open Differs From Other Tournaments

The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that is played on clay courts, which can significantly impact the game and require players to adapt their strategies accordingly.

The clay surface at Roland-Garros is slower than other courts like hard courts and grass courts. The ball bounces higher and slower on clay, making it more difficult to hit winners and requiring players to have better defence and patience to wait for the right opportunity to attack.

Clay surfaces also tends to wear down more easily over the course of a tournament, leading to uneven bounces and challenging conditions for players.

To win you need to have exceptional footwork and movement, as sliding into shots is an essential aspect of the game on clay, as is the ability to move quickly and change direction with ease while maintaining balance and control.

Moreover, the clay surface affects the type of players who are successful in the tournament. Typically, players with a more defensive game style, who rely on consistent groundstrokes and patient rallies, tend to perform well on clay.

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Conversely, players with a more aggressive, serve-and-volley style of play may struggle to adjust their game to the slower surface and higher bounces.

In addition to these factors, weather conditions can also significantly impact the game on clay courts. Rain can make the court more slippery, while wind can make it harder for players to control the ball’s trajectory and height.

If a player can adapt their game and take advantage of the unique aspects of the surface, they can definitely get an edge over their opponents and increase their chances of success at Roland-Garros.