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2023 French Open: Predictions, best bets, how to watch, more

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Novak Djokovic in the first round of the French Open
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Aleksandar Kovacevic of the U.S. in three sets, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7), at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

The 2023 French Open kicked off on Sunday, and the Americans are already struggling out of the gate. However, there is still plenty of action to be had on the futures bets, which involve betting on who will win the French Open. 

Below, we’ll give you the current odds for both the Men’s and Women’s draw and give you some of our best bets for who will take home the trophy. 

How to Watch:

  • Date: May 28-June 11
  • Location: Roland Garros, Paris, France
  • TV: NBC, Tennis Channel
  • Stream: fuboTV
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2023 French Open Men’s Odds

  • Carlos Alcaraz +150
  • Novak Djokovic +225
  • Holger Rune +1000
  • Jannik Sinner +1100
  • Daniil Medvedev +1400
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +2000
  • Casper Ruud +2000
  • Alexander Zverev +2500
  • Andrey Rublev +5000
  • Lorenzo Musetti +8000
  • Grigor Dimitrov +10000
  • Karen Khachanov +10000
  • Taylor Fritz +13000

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Carlos Alcaraz in the first round of the French Open
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz plays a shot against Italy’s Flavio Cobolli during their first-round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Men’s Favorites

Carlos Alcaraz (+150) is the clear favorite as the number one player in the world. While he has battled injuries this season, he won the last Grand Slam tournament that he competed in, beating Casper Ruud at the 2022 US Open. He is also a talented clay court player, probably his best surface, and has looked good in the lead-up to the French Open, winning titles in Barcelona and Madrid, before having a surprise exit in Rome. Still, given his recent performance and his overall ability on clay, it’s hard to bet against him. 

Many may want to bet on Novak Djokovic (+225), and it’s hard to blame them since he has won 22 Grand Slams; however, there are plenty of questions regarding his health and performance right now. He looked fine but not great in his first-round win and his injury issues were clear in Monte Carlo and Rome in recent weeks. Given the play of some other contenders, it’s hard to bet on Djokovic at these odds if he’s not fully healthy.

Men’s Longshots

The only American male to be given much of a betting shot is Taylor Fritz (+13000) and even that is a clear longshot. Still, Fritz has also improved his game on clay and beat Tsitsipas himself in Monte Carlo. Considering Fritz is in a draw with Holger Rune, who has had plenty of mental lapses and physical breakdowns this year, it’s possible that Fritz could sneak into the late stages of the French Open where anything is possible at these odds. 

2023 French Open Women’s Odds

  • Iga Swiatek -110
  • Aryna Sabalenka +500
  • Elena Rybakina +650
  • Barbora Krejcikova +2000
  • Jessica Pegula +2500
  • Jelena Ostapenko +2500
  • Ons Jabeur +2500
  • Marketa Vondrousova +2800
  • Coco Gauff +3000
  • Karolina Muchova +4000
  • Carolina Garcia +5000

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Coco Gauff in the first round of the French Open
Coco Gauff of the U.S. plays a shot against Spain’s Rebeka Masarova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Women’s Favorites

If Iga Swiatek (-110) is not injured, as appears to be the case, then it will be hard for any of the other women in this tournament to realistically beat her. She’s a two-time French Open champion, is 104-16 on clay during her career, and is 12-2 on the surface this season. Swiatek’s game is perfect for clay because of the accuracy of her serve and her groundstrokes are powerful, enough for her to control the baseline. Her draw is also fairly easy with her first real test set to be Barbora Krejcikova in the fourth round, but Krejcikova lost her first-round match.  

Aryna Sabalenka (+500) is emerging as of the most consistent threats to Swiatek but she is not known for her clay-court play, losing in her first match last tournament in Rome match. However, Sabalenka also beat Swiatek in the Masters 1000 final in Madrid earlier this year, so she knows that she can top the Polish star. Sabalenka won this year’s Australian Open, so she can compete on the big stage and has the massive first serve to dominate anybody. 

Do Any American Women have a shot?

Jessica Pegula (+2500) is the highest-seeded American and advanced to the second round already with a win over countrywoman Danielle Collins. She has a pretty easy draw until the quarter-finals, but she has never advanced beyond the quarters at the French Open, so she will need to rise to the occasion at a tournament where she hasn’t yet done so. 

Coco Gauff (+3000) has had success at the French Open before, but she is just 3-3 on clay in 2023 and is actually just 18-8 on the year as a while. She has yet to take the next step in her much-anticipated development and, to top it off, her draw is also brutal. If she can make the third round Anhelina Kalinina, who just made the finals in Rome and would be a real threat to Gauff. If the young American were to survive that, it would likely set up a fourth-round against 11th-seed Veronika Kudermetova, who just made the semifinals in both Madrid and Rome.

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