The 2023 French Open tennis tournament, the second tennis major of the year, will take place this year from Sunday, May 28 to Sunday, June 11. The French Open is the only major that is played on clay courts. On this page, we will highlight the ways to bet on the French Open and provide analysis on doing so.
Carlos Alcaraz was the favorite to win the men’s tournament on May 25 with Novak Djokovic coming in at +250. Iga Swiatek was the favorite on the women’s side at -125. Aryna Sabalenka had the second lowest odds at +650.
Rafael Nadal, a 14-time French Open champion, is missing this year’s event due to injury. Nadal has won five out of the last six French Open titles. Djokovic won in 2021.
French Open Odds
Here are men’s and women’s French Open odds for the 2023 tournament.
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2023 French Open: Key Dates
- First Round: May 28
- Second Round: May 31
- Third Round: June 2
- Fourth Round: June 4
- Quarterfinals: June 6
- Women’s Semifinals: June 8
- Men’s Semifinals: June 9
- Women’s Final: June 10
- Men’s Final: June 11
How to bet on the French Open
Betting on the French Open is easy and there are a variety of options at top legal US sportsbooks. Check out the welcome offers from the top books like BetMGM Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook below and click on the promo banner to sign up now.
What are tennis futures bets?
Tennis futures bets are odds available to bet on for tennis tournaments that haven’t started yet. Most sportsbooks have futures odds available for all four majors throughout most of the year. Sportsbooks will also post odds for other WTA and ATP tournaments within a few days of their start date. For example, at the current odds, you could wager $10 on Iga Swiatek to win the French Open and win $27.50 if she came out on top with her +275 odds at Caesars.
Other ways to bet on the French Open
Moneyline: Betting on the moneyline during the French Open means you are betting on a player straight up in his or her 1v1 match. Moneylines take spreads and overall money coming in on each player into account to provide a fair straight-up bet in a matchup. Placing $10 on Rafael Nadal to win his first-round matchup would bring in considerably less money overall than betting on his spread with the same amount.
Game spread: Betting on the game spread means betting on a player to cover his or her spread in the match with the total number of games won. For example, say Gael Monfils (+4.5) played Roger Federer. Monfils could lose the match (6-7, 6-7, 4-6) in straight sets but still win the bet because he only lost by four total games.
Set Spread: Betting on set spreads is the same concept as game spreads but a little simpler to track. Set spreads will be set at 1.5 — or 2.5 in bigger mismatches. If Nadal was at (-1.5) in his matchup against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, for example, he would need to win the match in no more than four total sets to fulfill the bet.
Over/under (total games): Betting on over/under means placing a wager on the length of the match itself instead of who wins. The over/under line can vary widely based on who is playing and how evenly matched the match is expected to be. For example, an evenly matched championship expected to go five sets would have a much higher over/under game total. A first-round match that is more than likely expected to be a 3-0 sweep could have an over/under of games played in the low 20s.
Props: Betting on props provides a wide range of things to wager on in tennis matches. A typical prop bet in tennis revolves around serving. The sportsbook could place an over/under on the number of aces by John Isner in his first-round match or the number of double faults from Nick Kyrgios in his match. Prop betting can be a small, but fun way to bet and follow along with the tournament.
Live betting: Just like any other sport, sportsbooks will have live betting available during French Open tennis matches. Based on the events in the match, the players’ live moneylines and set spreads will change and allow you to make bets while watching or following along.
Recent French Open champions
A glance at men’s past winners with odds.
A glance at women’s past winners with odds.
French Open FAQ
Who is the favorite to win the French Open in 2023 (men/women)?
Carlos Alcaraz is the favorite to win the 2023 French Open on the men’s side with +150 odds. Iga Swiatek is the women’s favorite at -140.
What are the payouts/prizes at the French Open?
The winners of the men’s and women’s singles tournament each received $1.5 million in 2022. The total purse of the tournament was around $37 million.
How do players qualify for the French Open?
Of the 128 players that make the singles main draw for the French Open, 104 of them will qualify as the top ranked players in the world that are available to play. Sixteen of the remaining 24 spots are taken from players who make it through the Qualifying tournament held directly before the main tournament. The remaining eight spots are considered wild cards, which are handed out by the tournament’s committee to players for various reasons, including local stars, young stars or veteran players.
Who has won the French Open the most times (men/women)?
- Men’s: Rafael Nadal has won the French Open 14 times.
- Women’s: Chris Evert won the French Open seven times.
When does the 2023 French Open start?
The French Open starts on Sunday, May 28.