Novak Djokovic and Iga Świątek are looking to defend their singles titles at the 2024 French Open.

Carlos Alcaraz and Świątek are the tennis betting favourites in the men’s and women’s singles draws – Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are bound to be the focus of numerous Roland Garros predictions, however, while plenty of players will be gunning for Świątek’s crown.

The second Grand Slam of the year – and the only one on clay – attracts millions of viewers from all over the world.

Tennis experts will be making their French Open betting predictions in the build up to the first round of matches. Fans will be keeping a close eye on the form book before the draws are made. 

When Does the 2024 French Open Take Place?

The 2024 French Open gets underway on 20th May and wraps up on 9th June. Qualifying takes place between 20th and 24th May, with the main draw beginning on Sunday 26th May.

Along with the Australian Open, the French Open is one of two Slams to be scheduled across 15 days rather than 14 days.

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The singles’ finals are scheduled for 8th and 9th June. There can be tweaks made to the schedule if matches overrun or there are substantial weather delays.

2024 French Open Schedule

  • 20th May – 24th May: Qualifying

  • 25th May: Men’s and women’s singles first round

  • 26th May: Men’s and women’s singles first round

  • 27th May: Men’s and women’s singles first round

  • 28th May: Men’s and women’s singles second round

  • 29th May: Men’s and women’s singles second round

  • 30th May: Men’s and women’s singles third round

  • 1st June: Men’s and women’s singles third round

  • 2nd June: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round

  • 3rd June: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round

  • 4th June: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals

  • 5th June: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals

  •  6th June: Women’s singles semi-finals

  • 7th June: Men’s singles semi-finals

  • 8th June: Women’s singles final, men’s doubles final

  • 9th June: Men’s singles final, women’s doubles final

How to Watch the 2024 French Open

Eurosport and Discovery+ have broadcasting rights to the French Open. Coverage will be available throughout the day on the Eurosport TV channels and Discovery+ app.

Subscribers to Virgin Media and Sky Sports may already have access to Eurosport. There are offers available if you want to subscribe to Eurosport specifically for the French Open fortnight.

2024 French Open Singles Prize Money

  • Winner - €2.4 million

  • Runner-up - €1.2 million

  • Semi-finalist - €650,000

  • Quarter-finalist - €415,000

  • Round of 16 - €250,000

  • Round of 32 - €158,000

  • Round of 64 - €111,000

  • Round of 128 - €73,000

  • Qualifying Three - €41,000

  • Qualifying Two - €28,000

  • Qualifying One - €20,000

Roland Garros Tips 2024

There is a lot to consider with French Open predictions. Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek top their respective world rankings.

Betting markets favour Carlos Alcaraz over Djokovic in the men’s draw, however, while Świątek slipped up in Stuttgart to start off the clay-court season. She was also upset by Linda Noskova in the round of 32 at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Casper Ruud, who beat Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas before losing to Djokovic in the 2023 final, is out at 11/1 with 888Sport at the time of writing.

Despite falling to Cameron Norrie in the last 32 in Melbourne earlier this year, Ruud is one of the form players as the tour heads to Paris. Impressive showings in Monte Carlo and Barcelona are a reminder of his talent on clay.

Rafael Nadal is in at 6/1. The Spaniard is the most successful player in French Open history, but he’s not getting the backing in our Roland Garros tips.

Nadal has admitted he’s still facing ‘limitations’ from his various injuries. He’s not even sure he will compete in the French Open. At this price, there’s no value – it’s more likely he retires in 2024 than wins a Grand Slam.

World number two Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff are the only women shorter than 10/1. Świątek, who has won three of the last four French Opens, has an almost 3,000-point lead atop the WTA rankings. 

Elena Rybakina won in Stuttgart and reached the final in Miami. While her record at Roland Garros means she’s going to be an afterthought in some French Open predictions, Rybakina has been playing excellent tennis of late.

After a career-best semi-final appearance at Roland Garros in 2023, we would keep an eye on Sabalenka. She won the 2024 Australian Open, and had the best year of her career in 2023. Clay isn’t her favourite surface, but she will be full of confidence coming into this tournament. 

If you want to steer clear of Alcaraz and Świątek in the outright betting markets, Ruud and Sabalenka are two players we would consider backing. We would also think about Jannik Sinner, particularly if his price lengthens in the lead up to the opening round. 

Recent Roland Garros Winners

Men’s Singles 

  • 2023 – Novak Djokovic

  • 2022 – Rafael Nadal 

  • 2021 – Novak Djokovic 

  • 2020 – Rafael Nadal

  • 2019 – Rafael Nadal

  • 2018 – Rafael Nadal

  • 2017 – Rafael Nadal

  • 2016 – Novak Djokovic

  • 2015 – Stanislas Wawrinka

  • 2014 – Rafael Nadal

Women’s Singles

  • 2023 – Iga Świątek

  • 2022 – Iga Świątek

  • 2021 - Barbora Krejčíková 

  • 2020 – Iga Świątek

  • 2019 – Ashleigh Barty

  • 2018 – Simona Halep

  • 2017 – Jelena Ostapenko

  • 2016 - Garbiñe Muguruza 

  • 2015 – Serena Williams

  • 2014 – Maria Sharapova

Most Successful French Open Singles Players


  • Rafael Nadal – 14 titles

  • Max Decugis – 8 titles

  • Bjorn Borg – 6 titles

  • Henri Cochet – 5 titles

  • Andre Vacherot – 4 titles

  • Paul Ayme – 4 titles

  • Maurice Germot – 3 titles

  • Rene Lacoste – 3 titles

  • Mats Wilander – 3 titles

  • Ivan Lendl – 3 titles

  • Gustavo Kuerten – 3 titles

  • Novak Djokovic – 3 titles


  • Chris Evert – 7 titles

  • Suzanne Lenglen – 6 titles

  • Steffi Graf – 6 titles

  • Adine Masson – 5 titles

  • Margaret Court – 5 titles

  • Kate Gillou – 4 titles

  • Jeanne Matthey – 4 titles

  • Helen Wills – 4 titles

  • Justine Henin – 4 titles

  • Hildegard Krahwinkel Sperling – 3 titles

  • Arantxa Sánchez Vicario - 3 titles

  • Monica Seles – 3 titles

  • Serena Williams – 3 titles

  • Iga Swiatek – 3 titles

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Alamy*

Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

Having been writing for several years, Sam has been working with 888Sport since 2016, contributing multiple articles per week to the blog.