French Open odds (As of May 16):
Rafael Nadal: 1.46
Dominic Thiem: 8.00
Alexander Zverev: 11.00
Novak Djokovic: 16.00
Denis Shapovalov: 50.00
Milos Raonic: 80.00
The French Open main draw gets underway next week, and the attention of tennis fans all around the world will be firmly fixed on the famous clay courts at Roland Garros.
As always, it's another great field taking part, so let's take a quick look at the chances of some of the main contenders:
French Open Betting Breakdown:
French Open odds: 1.46
Where else could we start? Rafael Nadal is known as the 'King of Clay' for a reason. Never in the history of the sport has one player been so dominant on one surface. He has won the French Open an incredible 10 times - his first win coming in 2005 at age 19 - and has looked almost invincible throughout his career at this venue. Nadal in his mid-20s would almost certainly win this year's tournament, but it has to be remembered that he has a lot of miles on the clock. This is his 14th French Open, and his abrasive style of play means that his body has lots of wear and tear, and he has had to deal with countless injuries. His odds of 1.46 reflect the fact that he is definitely the player most likely to win the tournament - a five-setter against this man on clay must be one of the most daunting tasks in all of sport. But as we saw last week in his defeat in Madrid, he can be stopped! Will he win his elusive 11th title, or will someone manage to find a way to stop the King?
French Open odds: 8.00)
Dominic Thiem has long been thought of as heir to Nadal's throne on clay, and it's easy to see why. The Austrian has looked so impressive on the surface over the last couple of seasons - reaching the semis at Roland Garros in 2016 and 2017. He went on a sensational run to the final of the Madrid Open last week, beating Rafa himself along the way in straight sets. Having gotten that win against the tournament favourite, Thiem enters the French Open knowing he can beat anyone and has a huge chance to win his first grand slam. That victory may have taken a lot out of him - he did look tired in the Madrid Open final, and fell at the first hurdle in Rome on Tuesday - but that means he has a full week to rest up and turn up to Paris fighting fit. At odds of 8.00, don't be surprised to see Thiem feature very late in this tournament.
French Open odds: 11.00)
Alexander Zverev is the one who got the better of Thiem in the final in Madrid last week, and is now definitely a big contender at the French Open with odds of 11.00. The 21 year old has been tipped for big things for a couple of years now, and he goes to Paris with a great chance of winning his breakthrough slam. He's six-foot-six-inches tall with a huge serve and forehand, and will be full of confidence. His fiery attitude has held him back in some big games so far in his career, but will he be able to find a way to channel this energy positively? If he can, he's a match for anyone in the field.
French Open odds: 16.00
What a strange couple of years it has been for this former French Open champion. He dominated men's tennis in 2015 and 2016 - at times looking unstoppable. Since that period of dominance he has suffered from injuries and personal problems, and just doesn't look like the same player despite the fact he will only turn 31 years old on Tuesday. His odds are at 16.00 to win his 13th Grand Slam, but will surely have to return to form if he is to challenge Rafa and some of the other up-and-coming competitors in the field.
French Open odds: 50.00
Canada's new No. 1 has been playing brilliant tennis lately, and is shooting up the world rankings thanks to a great start to the Clay-Court season. He mentioned in an interview last week that he has modelled his game on another left hander in Nadal, and he could easily emulate his hero and become French Open champ several times before his career is up. If you think Shapo has a good chance in Paris, he's available at a huge 50.00. But be sure to also check out our Bet-Back Bonus offer: Place a pre-tournament 'Outright Single' on the Men's French Open and if either Milos Raonic or Denis Shapovalov reach the semi-finals, get your money back!
French Open odds: 80.00
We better mention the man that Shapo has just overtaken as Canada's No. 1-ranked player: Milos Raonic. Clay probably isn't his best surface, but he got to the quarter-final in 2014, and with that rocket serve you can never count him out. His odds sit at 80.00, and of course if he manages to get to the semis you could qualify for our Bet-Back Bonus.
Whoever wins, it's sure to be an extremely entertaining two weeks at Roland Garros, as always. Check out PlayNow Sports for a wide range of markets on the French Open, and find the one that interests you!