We're less than 48 hours away from the next Grand Slam event on the calendar, the French Open, which will run from Sunday, May 22 through Sunday, June 5.
There will be plenty of storylines to watch in the lead-up to the event, especially following the controversy around Novak Djokovic Down Under. Here are the early odds to win the 2022 French Open.
Odds to win French Open men's singles
|Player||Odds to win French Open|
|Carlos Alcaraz Garfia||+225|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||+6,500|
|Pablo Carreno Busta||+8,000|
|Alex De Minaur||+8,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, as of May 20, 2022.
Favorite to win the 2022 French Open Men's Championship
Novak Djokovic (+210)
The World's No. 1 was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open after his visa was canceled and he was ultimately deported due to him being unvaccinated against COVID-19. Nevertheless, he's atop the odds board for the French Open, and why not? He's won twice, beating Andy Murray in the finals in 2016 and topping Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim victory in 2021 after defeating Nadal in the semis.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (+225)
The 19-year-old sensation finds himself just behind Djokovic to take home his first-ever Grand Slam title. Alcaraz is yet to win a major in his young career, but he put on a great showing back in the 2021 U.S. Open, making it to the quarterfinals. That was his blest placement at a Grand Slam, and he'll look to go further at Roland-Garros come May 22.
Rafael Nadal (+400)
Absolutely no one in the history of tennis has had as much sustained success at the French Open as Nadal, and it's not even close. He's won 13 times at Roland-Garros since 2005. Only three other players have won the tournament in that time: Roger Federer (2009), Stan Wawrinka (2015), and Novak Djokovic (2016, 2021).
Nadal withdrew from the 2016 event in the third round due to a wrist injury. The 35-year-old is coming off a victory at the Australian Open in January, which earned him a record 21st Grand Slam title — and first since the 2020 French Open. Healthy and playing at the top of his game, Nadal should be considered a serious threat.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (+450)
The 23-year-old Greek is looking to build on his performance from last year's French Open that found him reaching the finals and immediately going up two sets to none over Djokovic before losing the final three and ultimately settling for second place. That was his first career Grand Slam final for the World No. 3 and he's one of only four men with better than 18/1 odds at the moment.
Odds to win French Open women's singles
|Paula Badosa Gibert||+1,800|
|Jil Belen Teichmann||+2,500|
|Danielle Rose Collins||+4,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, as of May 20, 2022.
Favorite to win the 2022 French Open Women's Championship
Iga Swiatek (-110)
Entering at the top spot is none other than the WTA No. 1 ranked player in the world, Iga Swiatek. At 20, she's one of the youngest legitimate contenders on the odds board and has even won this tournament before (2020). While she didn't successfully defend her title — she lost in straight sets to Maria Sakkari in last year's quarters — oddsmakers aren't concerned.
Ons Jabeur (+1,200)
Second on the board is a 27-year-old Tunisian who just moved into the WTA No. 6 spot after picking up a massive win at the Mutua Madrid Open. Although Jabeur is yet to capture a Grand Slam in her career, she'll look to carry that momentum into the French Open.
Simona Halep (+1,300)
Halep is somewhat surprisingly high on the list after falling to Alize Cornet in the Australian quarterfinals. A number of injuries have derailed her career since late 2020, which forced her out of last year's French Open. However, she's played in three finals at the event over the years, winning the whole thing in 2018. If she's healthy, she could go far.
Paula Badosa Gibert (+1,800)
The WTA No. 3-ranked Badosa sits fourth on the board. In this tournament last year, she fell in the quarterfinal round but will look to take that extra step this time around.
Previous French Open singles champions
Here are the French Open singles champions for the last 10 years. On the women's side, there have been eight different winners over the last decade, including eight straight unique champions, while only Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka have disrupted Nadal's French Open dominance over the past 10 tournaments.
|Year||Men's Champion||Women's Champion|
|2021||Novak Djokovic||Barbora Krejcikova|
|2020||Rafael Nadal||Iga Swiatek|
|2019||Rafael Nadal||Ashleigh Barty|
|2018||Rafael Nadal||Simona Halep|
|2017||Rafael Nadal||Jelena Ostapenko|
|2016||Novak Djokovic||Garbine Muguruza|
|2015||Stan Wawrinka||Serena Williams|
|2014||Rafael Nadal||Maria Sharapova|
|2013||Rafael Nadal||Serena Williams|
|2012||Rafael Nadal||Maria Sharapova|
How to bet on French Open odds
Tennis betting is most commonly done with moneyline odds for a match. Each player is assigned a moneyline price and bettors can wager on which one they think will win. Sportsbooks also offer futures odds for each tournament, where you can bet on which player will win that specific tournament.
Tennis futures odds usually look like this:
- Player A +600
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $600 if Player A wins the tournament. If it's close to the end of a tournament or one player has been particularly dominant, you might see someone with a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds:
- Player B -120
This means that you would need to wager $120 to win $100 on Player B winning the tournament.
Above we have posted the American odds for the French Open. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
French Open Odds FAQs
The betting favorites to win the 2022 French Open are Novak Djokovic (+210) on the men's side and Iga Swiatek (-110) on the women's side.
Novak Djokovic won the 2021 French Open in men's singles competition while Barbora Kejcikova won the women's title.
The 2022 French Open will be held from May 22 until June 5 at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France.