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French Open Betting Tips

The 2019 French Open takes place between Sunday, May 26 and Sunday, June 9 and's tennis tipsters will be offering betting tips & predictions for the entire tournament closer to the time.



One of the biggest changes in tennis betting is the move from the betting shop to online. This has given more choice to punters in terms or odds and markets but it has had another benefit as there has also been a move by the bookmakers to lure in customers by offering all sorts of benefits to having an online account.

Free bets are one such benefit, but the real innovation is that customers of the big betting firms can now watch and bet on live tennis matches online. There is an incredible array of live streamed tennis matches from across the globe every single week, including Grand Slam tournaments like the French Open.

There is no need for a satellite subscription, or any form of on-going payment, to watch online. All that is needed is an account with one of the major bookmakers and then you can watch online, for free, on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BET365 LIVE STREAMING: Watch and bet on tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)


The French Open’s popularity means there is no shortage of bookmaker websites where you can place your bets on this Grand Slam tournament, but with so many bookies to choose from which ones offer the most competitive odds and the best service?

Not only does offer advice on what bets you should place on the French Open, we also offer advice on which bookmakers you should use. Our comprehensive reviews give you a rundown of what you can expect from the bookies when you become a customer of theirs.

Is there an incentive to sign up at the website - ie. free bets, risk-free bets etc? Are their French Open betting odds competitive? Do they offer much variety in the way of markets? Can I bet In-Play? What special promotions can I use to insure my bet or boost my pay-out if it is a winner? What standard of customer service can I expect?

All of those questions, and more, are answered in our reviews that you can access HERE.


The sign-up incentive has become a staple of the betting industry with bookmakers now offering new customers the chance to claim free bets, risk-free bets and more when they register for a new online account.

But what offers are available to you right now? Below is's favourite bookmaker welcome offers at this time that can be used on the French Open (subject to terms & conditions)...


Outright betting on French Open tennis remains a great way to make a profit while betting on one of the top competitions in tennis, but of course you have to have some patience because these types of bets are not ones that pay out quickly, unless you have placed them during the final days of the competition of course.

French Open outright markets are straightforward - you are betting on potential winners, finalists etc, and these French Open prediction markets are available throughout the tournament so you can wait to see how a player performs before backing them in one of these markets. So what markets are available for this Grand Slam tournament? Read on...

Outright Winner Bets

All bookmakers will offer odds on the outright winner of any tennis tournament. This will be available throughout the tournament and the odds will be updated after each match. Some firms even offer outright betting while matches are in play. Each-way terms on this bet are 1/2 odds for 1, 2 places. This means that if you bet on Andy Murray at odds of 14/1 and he loses in the final then you will lose half your stake but the other half will be paid at odds of 2/1, which would result in a profit. Be aware that you must select "each-way" on your betslip if you wish to have this insurance and that your stake will be doubled - a £10 each-way bet on Murray will require a total stake of £20.

Name The Finalists

Perhaps you cannot decide between two players – so why not back them both to reach the final instead? The ‘Name The Finalists’ betting market is simple, you bet on which two teams will go head-to-head for the French Open title. This market offers an opportunity to make a nice profit because there is added risk – you will need two players to reach the final, and not one, for this bet to be a winner. And while there are always tends to be a couple of clear favourites, even the shortest priced final can be backed at an appealing price before and during the tournament. But of course, as the action unfolds those odds could shorten quickly.

To Reach The Final

This French Open betting market is very similar to the ‘Name The Finalists’ one, but in this instance you only need to select one team to make the final. Fancy Rafael Nadal to go all the way to the final but not completely convinced that he will lift the trophy? If so then this is market for you. However, the odds in this market are a good deal shorter than those available in the ‘Name The Finalists’ because there is less risk. They are backable though, but just like the two markets I mentioned before, they will get shorter as the competition unfolds.


Betting on French Open matches has never been easier and there has never been so many markets to choose from for every single match – but which markets should you be using in an attempt to make a profit? offers French Open betting tips throughout this Grand Slam tournament, and the following markets feature regularly in our previews…

Match Betting

All bookmakers will offer odds on individual match winners and it is simply a case of backing who you think will win the match.

Correct Score Betting

This is as simple as it seems, you bet on the final score in the match. There are six options; 3-0, 3-2, 3-1, 0-3, 1-3 and 2-3 and the bookmaker will offer odds on each. If you are correct then you win your bet.

Game Handicap Betting

Most bookmakers will offer game handicap betting on tennis matches. This is where you don't bet on a player to win the match but attempt to predict by how many games they will win. The bookmakers set a predicted game line to give both players odds of around even money and then you make your selection on whether the line is correct or not. This is a good bet to place when there are strong favourites in a match. Alex Zverev will, for example, be a short price favourite to win in the first round. There will be some that will think that the German will win easily and so may want to bet on him to cover a handicap line of 5.5 games (win by more than six games (6-3, 6-3 or better)) while there are others who may think his opponent can keep the match tight and so will either win or lose by less than six games.

Total Games Betting

Similar to the handicap, the bookmaker will set a line on how many games there will be in a match. The odds will then be roughly even money on either side of the line and punters have to decide whether there will be more or less than the amount of games predicted. A standard line for a hot favourite may be around 20 games, which would mean a 6-4, 6-4 win. If you think that there will be more than that (in a match where there are big servers for example) then you can bet on the Over. If you think there will be less then you can back Under. It doesn't matter who wins the match, simply how many games are played.

In-Play Betting

All bookmakers now offer in-play betting and the number of markets vary depending on the firm. bet365 tend to have the most and are quickest to update due to their live streaming technology, which is often ahead of the TV pictures. They will offer markets ranging from match winner to next point and the odds will reflect how the match is panning out. There are, however, often opportunities for tennis experts to read the game better than the traders and so to make a profit in-play.

French Open History

Most Men's Singles Titles In Open Era: 11 – Rafael Nadal

Most Consecutive Men's Singles Titles In Open Era: 5 – Rafael Nadal (2010-2014)

Youngest Men's Singles Champion: Michael Chang - 17 years & 3 months (1989)

Most Women's Singles Titles In Open Era: 7 - Chris Evert (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)

Most Consecutive Women's Singles Titles In Open Era: 3 – Monica Seles (1990-1992), Justine Henin (2005-2007)

Youngest Women's Singles Champion: Martina Hingis - 16 years & 3 months (1997)

French Open Winners

1968Ken RosewallNancy Richey
1969Rod LaverMargaret Court
1970Jan KodesMargaret Court
1971Jan KodesEvonne Goolagong
1972Andres GimenoBillie Jean King
1973Ilie NastaseMargaret Court
1974Bjorn BorgChris Evert
1975Bjorn BorgChris Evert
1976Adriano PanattaSue Barker
1977Guillermo VilasMima Jausovec
1978Bjorn BorgVirginia Ruzici
1979Bjorn BorgChris Evert
1980Bjorn BorgChris Evert
1981Bjorn BorgHana Mandlikova
1982Mats WilanderMartina Navratilova
1983Yannick NoahChris Evert
1984Ivan LendlMartina Navratilova
1985Mats WilanderChris Evert
1986Ivan LendlChris Evert
1987Ivan LendlSteffi Graf
1988Mats WilanderSteffi Graf
1989Michael ChangArantxa Sanchez Vicario
1990Andres GomezMonica Seles
1991Jim CourierMonica Seles
1992Jim CourierMonica Seles
1993Sergi BrugueraSteffi Graf
1994Sergi BrugueraArantxa Sanchez Vicario
1995Thomas MusterSteffi Graf
1996Yevgeny KafelnikovSteffi Graf
1997Gustavo KuertenIva Majoli
1998Carlos MoyaArantxa Sanchez Vicario
1999Andre AgassiSteffi Graf
2000Gustavo KuertenMary Pierce
2001Gustavo KuertenJennifer Capriati
2002Albert CostaSerena Williams
2003Juan Carlos FerreroJustine Henin
2004Gaston GaudioAnastasia Myskina
2005Rafael NadalJustine Henin
2006Rafael NadalJustine Henin
2007Rafael NadalJustine Henin
2008Rafael NadalAna Ivanovic
2009Roger FedererSvetlana Kuznetsova
2010Rafael NadalFrancesca Schiavone
2011Rafael NadalLi Na
2012Rafael NadalMaria Sharapova
2013Rafael NadalSerena Williams
2014Rafael NadalMaria Sharapova
2015Stan WawrinkaSerena Williams
2016Novak DjokovicGarbine Muguruza
2017Rafael NadalJelena Ostapenko
2018Rafael NadalSimona Halep

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