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French Open Betting 2024 - Free Bets, Odds & Tips

The French Open is the second grand slam event on the tour, and being one of the biggest events, it is excellent for free bets and betting offers, which are available during the tournament and before.

We are counting down the days to the 2024 French Open, with the event beginning on Sunday, May 26, and ending on Sunday, June 9.

French Open Betting Tips & Odds

  • French Open
  • Roland Garros, Paris
  • Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, June 9, 2024

World number one, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is the favourite with the top betting sites to win the men’s title this year, while opposite number Iga Swiatek holds sway amongst the bookies for the women’s crown. Alcaraz is as short as 7/4 and the Pole 4/5.

The favourites are not a surprise.

Alcaraz, a two-time Grand Slam champion and a semi-final here last year, has won 12 of his last 14 matches on tour, including three of those on clay. He claimed one title in that time - on hard court at Indian Wells in mid-March.

Swiatek, a three-time champion at the French, is in even better form. She has won 14 of her last 15 matches, including two clay court titles at Madrid and Rome this month.

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It may surprise you, but I’m going to be avoiding both favourites, one with more confidence than the other.

And I’ll be cheering for Aryna and Andrey to have success.

Look, there is no doubt that Swiatek justifies her favouritism, but I’m not so sure she does at such a short price. If she was something around the 5/4 mark, I’d start to get interested. But anything can happen in a two-week tournament such as this. It just needs one bad day across seven rounds and that’s it.

Instead, I’d be looking at Aryna Sabalenka, who has been beaten by Swiatek in recent finals at Rome and Madrid - both on clay. She’s clearly in good form. Maybe it will be third time lucky for the world number two Sabalenka, who is 11/2 with Paddy Power to claim her third grand slam title after second in a row after winning in Australia at the start of the year.

I’m going to go even more rogue with the men. Andrey Rublev - he’s my pick for the title this year. You would expect me to go Alcaraz, Djokovic or Sinner, maybe, but no.

I fancy the world number six, the Russian who has six career clay court titles to his name, including one of them this month in Madrid. He is available at 28/1 with Ladbrokes.

Rublev has had a funny old year. In March, he was defaulted in Dubai - kicked out - having used foul and abusive language towards a line judge. Before that, he was a quarter-finalists at Melbourne, beaten by eventual champ Jannik Sinner. He had a wobble after Dubai, but he has won seven of his last eight matches, including winning the Madrid Open. He beat Alcaraz on the way.

With all that in mind, why not have a pound or two on the title double for Sabalenka and Rublev. But, clearly, don’t go crazy - Ladbrokes are offering 173/1 on the double.

Rublev can bring in money before having to face the favourite

My shortest price bet comes in the form of Novak Djokovic to win his quarter of the men’s draw. That bet is effectively for him to reach the semi-finals. Betfair have him priced up at 5/6 to achieve that.

His main rivals for that are the likes of Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul. It would take a major shock for the Serbian not to achieve that.

It’s also worth combining that with a double on Jannik Sinner, this year’s Australian Open champion, on winning his quarter. I won’t be taking him as a single to achieve this, given he’s even shorter at 8/11.

But if Djokovic and Sinner both reach the semi-finals, Betfair will offer you 9/4 - that’s the bet I’d be taking.

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Novak Djokovic & Jannik Sinner to reach the semis

Men's French Open

If you kind of agree with me that Russian Andrey Rublev will have a decent tournament, but equally you think I’m being over-optimistic in backing him to win his first grand slam title, then I have just the bet for you.

Betfair are offering 11/4 on him to reach the quarter-finals.

Now, that is where he will come up against world number one and tournament favourite Carlos Alcaraz - the pair having been placed in the same quarter of the draw.

Dream women’s final can become a reality

Aryna Sabalenka is 11/4 with Betfair to reach the final, which I would be taking.

I’d also be surprised if it was anything other than a final between the top two seeds, Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka. And that would be some watch.

You’ll have read my reasoning above as to why both can do well over the next fortnight, so I’d be getting on board with the same company’s 4/1 on these two to reach the final.

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Iga Swiatek & Aryna Sabalenka to reach the final

Women's French Open

Round One Accumulators

Right, I’m going to finish by giving you two quick-fire accumulators, one for each of the draws.

Unfortunately, it’s not going to be a fairytale ending for Sir Andy Murray at the French Open. I have him to lose as part of a bet365 treble, which comes in at 9/4.

That’s for Stan Wawrinka to beat Murray, for Botic Van De Zandschulp to beat Fabio Fognini and for Dominik Koepfer to win at least a set against Daniil Medvedev.

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Wawrinka to beat Murray, Van De Zandschulp to beat Fognini & Koepfer to win a set vs Medvedev

Men's French Open Round One Acca

In the women’s draw, it’s just a double - and a patriotic one.

I’m going to go for a Katie Boulter win against Paula Badosa and Lesia Tsurenko to beat Donna Vekic. That’s on offer with bet365 at 6/1.

It might actually be worth considering both singles there. Tsurenko is Evens and Boulter 12/5.

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Boulter to beat Badosa & Tsurenko to beat Vekic

Women's French Open Round One Acca

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When & Where is the French Open?

The French Open takes place at the Stade Roland Garros which is in the west of Paris.

A lot of money has been spent at the venue recently including the installation of a roof on Court Philippe-Chatrier, to help if the weather conditions are poor.

The 2024 French Open will take place from Sunday, May 26 until Sunday, June 9.

French Open Live Streaming

French Open live streaming allows tennis fans worldwide to follow along with the action in Paris.

The best place to get your French Open live streaming free of charge is at bet365.

You can watch all of their Roland Garros live streaming options simply by logging into a funded account.

French Open Past Winners

Below, we’ve listed the last five winners of the Men’s and Women’s French Open tournaments.

Men’s Singles Winners

2023Novak Djokovic
2022Rafael Nadal
2021Novak Djokovic
2020Rafael Nadal
2019Rafael Nadal

Women’s Singles Winners

2023Iga Swiatek
2022Iga Swiatek
2021Barbora Krejcikova
2020Iga Swiatek
2019Ashleigh Barty

French Open FAQs

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Is Rafael Nadal playing in the 2024 French Open?

Yes, Nadal will be playing at the 2024 French Open, in what will potentially be his final appearance at Roland Garros.

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Which channel is the French Open on in the UK?

Eurosport has broadcasting rights in the UK for the French Open, so you can expect to see full coverage on Eurosport 1 and 2 and further courts on show on the Discovery Plus streaming app.

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How many players qualify for French Open?

128 players will take part in the Men's and Women's single events, while 64 pairs are in the two doubles events and 32 pairs are in the mixed doubles event.

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What is the prize money for the 2024 French Open winner and runner up?

The singles winners at the French Open will receive €2.4 million in prize money, while the runners-up will receive half of that, €1.2 million.

Graham Hardcastle

Graham Hardcastle

Graham Hardcastle is our resident cricket and tennis betting expert at Freebets