Roland Garros Betting Tips
Find our free predictions on the winner of Roland Garros, as well as our experts forecasts on all the matches of the French Open 2019. Full information for your sports bets!
Presentation of Roland Garros - Tennis
Running from May 26th to June 9th 2019, the 119th edition of the French Open will take place this year - once again the best of the world of tennis will arrive on the Boulevard d'Auteuil for the famed Roland Garros tournament. Played on clay - the slowest court surface - the competition should once again see long duels and fierce rivalries between the best players on the planet. Crowned champion last year for the 11th time in his career, Rafael Nadal will attempt to defend his title, while Roger Federer will make his return to the competition for the first time since 2015 - promising for some bitter an exciting duels over the fortnight.
Expert Advice for your Roland Garros Predictions
Before thinking about making your different predictions on Roland Garros 2019, there are some figures that will obviously need to be remembered. Based on last year's meetings, especially from the round of 16, we can already say that the favorites generally succeed against their opponents, despite some homogenisation noted in recent months on the circuit. If we look at the last 15 meetings of the 2018 edition, 67% of the duels were recorded in favor of the highest seed - that is to say nearly 7 duels out of 10. Barring any surprises during the first rounds in 2019, turn to the top ranked players at the time the major matches are played.
Next, and this might be of particular interest to you when predicting the scores of Roland Garros, note that shorter games have often been seen in recent years of the tournament. In taking into account the record of Nadal and Thiem in last year's edition, 46% of games were concluded at a scoreline of 3-0 during the knockout stages - compared to 34% at 3-1 and 20% at 3-2. On markets like Set Betting, favouring the interesting odds offered on -3.5 will often be an attractive option.
Finally, beyond keeping in mind that over half of meetings have a decisive game after the third round, also remember that these duels are often rich in exchanges and suspense, with an average of 36.2 games recorded in the last edition (after the third round). To illustrate, this gives an average score of 7-6/7-6/6-4 - so you know what to do on bets related to the number of games in the 2019 edition.
How to correctly predict Roland Garros?
These different figures are obviously important - as they are validated by the trends of recent years - however there are also a number of factors beyond these statistics that will be essential to consider to make successful predictions on this season’s Roland Garros tournament. Are players involved in tense and competitive matches that last for 5 sets? Or have they managed to achieve success 3-0? Did both players play their last match on the same day, and as such have the same period of recuperation? These questions will always have an impact on your tennis predictions, so don’t hesitate to consider them!
Then, with this as a base, it will next be important to consider the latest tournament performances from both players. As you may already be aware, players of the ATP circuit often perform differently depending on the surfaces and the tournaments. At Roland Garros, for example, the ‘King of Clay’ Nadal obviously performs will regularly, while other less esteemed players like del Potro and Thiem have also become accustomed to the surface at this competition. Here again, it will be important to check the latest stats available on the French Open.
Our free forecast for the 2019 edition
Unsurprisingly, when you consider both fitness and their history in this tournament, it is Nadal and Novak Djokovic that will be favourites to achieve victory in this year’s tournament. The Spaniard,who currently holds the records for the most titles won at Roland Garros, will once again be on his favourites courts, which could count in decisive moments. Having had a rocky start to the season however - missing out on the finals in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid - Nadal will be vary of his Serbian rival, as the world no.1 is fresh off the back of his victory in Madrid, and is in better shape than last year.
As for the outsiders, Tsitsipas will likely be considered - having won ATP Estoril and reached the final of the Madrid Masters on the same surface. Roger Federer will also return to the French Open this year, and is tipped to mark this return with a dramatic victory. Want to follow us? Then, to your predictions!
Who will win Roland Garros 2019?
- Rafael Nadal - 7/4
- Novak Djokovic - 9/4
- Dominic Thiem - 9/2
- Roger Federer - 20/1
- Stefanos Tsitsipas - 20/1
- Alexander Zverev - 25/1
- Stan Wawrinka - 40/1
- Fabio Fognini - 50/1
- Daniil Medvedev - 50/1
- Juan Martin del Potro - 100/1
- Gael Monfils - 100/1
- Kei Nishikori - 100/1
- Nick Kyrgios - 200/1
- Marin Cilic - 200/1
- David Goffin - 200/1