Are you interested in learning the latest French Open 2018 betting odds? In this article, we have delivered the French Open schedule for this year's games and have listed the top 3 players for the men and women's singles, with odds included. So read here to see who you should be placing your money on!
2018 has already set itself up to be an exciting year in the world of tennis!
After Roger Federer defended his mens single title in the Australian Open with an emotional victory against Marin ČIlić, and Caroline Wozniacki defeated Simona Halep in the woman’s singles, the tennis world is focused on the French Open.
It is one of the four big Grand Slam tournaments of the year, and the second of 2018 and we are ready to share with you the current French Open betting odds.
The French Open is only weeks away now, set to begin on Sunday the 27thof May and run until the finals on Sunday the 10thof June in Paris.
As excitement over the tournament escalates, the favourites of the tournament are emerging, and all eyes are turned to who will reign victorious in one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.
In this article:
- French Open Schedule
- Players to look out for (men) - Odds Included
- Players to look out for (women) - Odds Included
- Where to bet
French Open Schedule
The start of the French Open is split into four rounds, followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals, with the women’s matches, played before the men’s matches.
The schedule for the 2-week competition is as follows:
First Round: Sunday 27 May – Tuesday 29 May
Second Round: Wednesday 30 May – Thursday 31 May
Third Rounds: Friday 1 June – Saturday 2 June
Fourth Rounds: Sunday 3 June – Monday 4 June
Quarter Finals: Tuesday 5 June – Wednesday 6 June
Women’s Semi-Finals: Thursday 7 June
Men’s Semi-Finals: Friday 8 June
Women’s Finals: Saturday 9 June
Men’s Finals: Sunday 10 June
The gates open during the first to fourth rounds at 10am each day with play starting at 11am.
During the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals, the gates open at 11am with play starting at 12am.
Players to Look out for (And Their Odds) (Men)
Competition is rife amongst the men’s tournament at the French Open this year, despite one of the favourites, Roger Federer skipping the competition after winning the Australian Open earlier this year.
There are certainly many players that you should be on the lookout for, but these are the top three favourites to win, and the betting odds being offered up for each player:
The 2017 winner, Rafael Nadal, already has 10 French Open wins under his belt.
He is in prime position going into the 2018 French Open in the number one spot as the favourite to win and take home an 11th win at the same time.
Spanish player Nadal is currently ranked as the number one male tennis player in the world, just beating out Swiss player Federer who holds the number two spot.
The odds on Nadal to win the tournament are varied, with top bookmarkers Sky Bet, Betfair, and William Hill, amongst others, offering odds of 4/6 for a win.
Betway, Betfred, and Boyle Sports are offering odds of 8/11, while Marathon Bet and Sporting Bet have odds of 7/10 of Nadal coming out on top of the French Open.
The Serbian player, Novak Djokovic, is also on the receiving end of high odds to win but are significantly lower than his main rival Rafael Nadal.
Currently ranked 13thin the world, and winner of 12 grand slams, Djokovic is one of the favourites to win this year's French Open off the back of an impressive couple of years.
Djokovic has odds of 11/2 to win from bookmakers Bet365, Sky Bet, and Betway, amongst others, but like Nadel, there is some big variance in the odds offered.
William Hill and Bet Stars have odds of 7/1, and Coral and Betfred have odds of 6/1.
Austrian player, Dominic Thiem, made it to the semi-finals of the French Open in 2017, missing out on a spot in the finals after a loss to champion, Rafael Nadel. Ranked 7thin the world for men’s singles, Thiem has already landed nine singles wins titles in his career.
The odds of Thiem taking home the title is very similar to Novak Djokovic, with the majority of bookmakers offering odds of 7/1, including Bet365, Sky Bet, William Hill, and Betfair. Betfred and Unibet offer some variance with odds of 8/1.
Players to Look out for (And Their Odds) (Women)
Just like in the men’s competition, the players lined up to compete for the women’s French Open titles are incredibly exciting.
One of the major stories of this year’s French Open surrounds Serena Williams, who was unable to compete in the Australian Open but is back to compete in the French Open.
There are many promising players, but these are three of the favourites to look out for:
Romanian player, Simona Halep, is the favourite to become the Women’s French Open winner this year as the number one ranked player in the world.
Despite her recent defeat at the Australian open by Caroline Wozniacki, Halep is going into the French Open in a strong position.
The odds of Halep winning are primarily 5/1, offered by Bet365, Sky Bet, and William Hill, amongst many others. Betfair, Paddy Power, and Unibet have the odds at 4/1.
Many eyes are on Serena Williams this year, as a veteran of the number one ranked spot and owner of the largest number of grand slam titles.
Withdrawing from the Australian Open hasn’t seemed to affect her odds of winning the French Open too severely, sitting comfortably as the player with the second highest odds of winning.
Slightly lower than Halep, Williams has been given odds of 7/1 by Bet365, Ladbrokes, and Betfred, amongst others.
There is a lot of variation in Williams’ odds of an outright win through, with bookmakers like Sky Bet offering odds of 6/1 and Boyle Sports offering odds of 8/1.
Ranked number four in the world, Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina is the third favourite to win the 2018 French Open.
A frequent amongst the quarter-finals of the French Open, notably losing to Halep in 2017, Svitolina has achieved some major victories over other top players in the past.
Svitolina has odds ranging from 6/1 from Unibet to 9/1 from Marathon Bet, for taking home the title.
However, the most common odds are 8/1, which are being offered by the majority of top sites, including Bet365, Sky Bet, and William Hill.
Where to Bet
As one of the biggest sporting competitions of the year, and amongst the four grand slam tournaments, there are many options open to you if you’re looking to place a bet on any of the key players in the French Open.
All the most popular bookmakers have odds on the French Open, for both the men’s and women’s competitions.
For more predictions on the French Open 2018 read here
Bets can be placed at any of the bookmakers we have mentioned already, along with many other big online betting sites.
For some bookmakers, like William Hill, it’s possible to either place a bet online or at their betting shops.
If you're looking to bet for the sure favourites for both the men and women's singles, you are safe betting on Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep.
They both have great odds with top bookmakers and have been backed to win for a while now.
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