French Open, Paris, France Betting Tips
Find our free predictions on the winner of Roland Garros, as well as our experts forecasts on all the matches of the 2022 French Open. Full information for your sports bets!
2022 French Open at Roland Garros
The French Open is the second Grand Slam of the year. Rafa Nadal won the first in Australia and now returns to Roland Garros hoping to win the clay court event for the 13th time in his career. The tournament takes place from May 22 to June 5. Novak Djokovic is the defending champion and is fresh from winning the Rome Masters.
Who therefore should we be betting on in the men’s singles? There are many candidates this year, including Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas (losing finalist in 2021) and Daniil Medvdev to name but three who could break the Nadal/Djokovic domination of this event. We will look at how to predict results in this tournament, the top statistics and more. All of which will help you back winners in the 2022 French Open.
The tournament sheet
- Location : Paris (France)
- Dates: From May 22 to June 5, 2022 (qualifying from the 16th of May)
- Surface : Clay (outside)
- The Prize Money: €43.6m
- Defending champion : Novak Djokovic
Expert Advice for your Roland Garros Predictions
Are you looking to be placing bets on the men’s singles at Roland Garros? This promises to be an exciting Grand Slam tournament but if you want to bet on it, there are several ways in which you can improve your chances of success. Below are the tips of our betting experts on what to consider when deciding who is going to win at the French Open.
Analyze the form of the players
Looking at the form of each player is extremely important. There are plenty of statistics available at the official ATP Tour website. This shows you all the results that players have achieved in their career up to the event they are currently playing.
This is a clay court tournament so particular attention must be paid to recent form on this surface. How did they get on in events played in Monte Carlo, Madrid, Barcelona and Rome for example? Carrying out this research will show you which players have been doing well this year and those who have been struggling on clay. It is also important to take into account the level of the tournaments played. Someone getting a lot of wins at 250 level may well struggle in a Grand Slam. Also, this tournament is played over the best of five sets, not the usual three, so that is something else to consider.
Look at the head-to-head results
How has a player got on in previous matches against his opponent? Again, it's easy to find out these facts and they will be very useful to you. In this case, look to see how previous meetings on clay have ended. That will be a strong indication of the possible result of their match in this tournament. If a player keeps beating his opponent when the match is being played on clay, he may well be worth backing. If a player keeps losing to his opponent on clay, then a bet on him to win this match isn't advisable.
Take into account the playing surface
This is very important when it comes to predicting results at Roland Garros. This is the only Grand Slam that is played on clay. You therefore need to look at the record of a player and see how they have performed on this surface. Some absolutely adore playing on clay courts. Others don’t believe the surface suits their game well and can’t wait to get back on hard courts and grass. Our previews will indicate just how well a player has performed on clay and this will help you decide whether they have a good or poor chance of success at Roland Garros.
Observe the tournament history
It is a good idea to look at the past performances of the players taking part in this tournament. This is a different tournament from others because of it being on clay. Look for those players who have enjoyed success in the past at Roland Garros. Also of course, look at those players who have continually struggled to get results. Rafa Nadal has dominated this event and Novak Djokovic would have many more titles but for the Spaniard. Stefanos Tsitsipas nearly won the final last year. These players have to be strongly fancied to do well here because of their past record.
Look at the ATP rankings
It is important to see where each of the players is ranked in the world. You might not be too familiar with some of the lower ranked players. A quick look at the rankings will show you how high or low they are. Also, look at the Race to Milan points. This shows you how many ranking points a player has earned this year as they try to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals at the end of the season. A look at the Race to Milan rankings will show you which players have had good years so far and those who have been struggling. Look at the ranking points earned by players during the European clay court season, a good guide to their chances at Roland Garros. You can check it on ATP official Website.
Roland Garros Statistics - Sports Betting
Now that you know the five great tips of our tennis experts, let’s look at some statistics for Roland Garros. The figures below relate to the 2021 Roland Garros tournament. Often in tennis, betting on an outright win sees players at short, almost unbackable odds. There are many other markets with better odds. For example, set betting, the number of games in a match or whether a tie-break will be played, so the stats below can help you with this.
- Average number of games per game: 35.2 games
- Matches won in three sets: 50%
- Matches won in four sets: 33%
- Matches won in five sets: 17%
- Matches for which the winner won the 1st set: 82%
- Matches with a player coming from two sets down to win): 6% - one was in the final.
- Matches with a 6-0 set: 11%
- Matches with a tie-break in the 1st set: 15%
- Matches with a tie-break in the 2nd set: 12%
- Matches with a tie-break in the 3rd set: 17%
- Matches with a tie-break in the 4th set: 3%
Using these statistics, we can see that a lot of matches end in three sets. If backing in-play, then putting more bets on the winner of the first set looks a good way to make profits. Less than one in five matches last year saw a final set played, so bets on a match going to five sets isn’t so profitable. Betting on a 6-0 score in a set is also unlikely to see constant profits being made, even if a player is up against someone ranked a lot lower than them.
Our Free Prediction for Roland Garros 2022
Just who will win the French Open this year? For once Rafa Nadal is not the favourite, can he still win the title though? There are still a couple of tournaments to be played before the start of Roland Garros. All of the Masters events have been played though. Rafa Nadal began this year in fantastic form but was then injured at Indian Wells. He has made his comeback but no clay court tournaments have been won by him this year. He lost in the quarter finals in Madrid and the last 16 in Rome, so does need to improve to win another title here.
Novak Djokovic won the Rome Masters and lost in the final of the Serbia Open. He will again prove difficult to beat at Roland Garros. Stefanos Tsitispas was two sets up in the final last year but still lost to Djokovic. He has won in Monte Carlo this year and reached at least the last eight in all four of the clay court tournaments he’s played. He lost to Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters.
The new kid on the block is Carlos Alcaraz. The Spaniard is only 19 but is already ranked in the top ten. He has won the last two clay court events he has played and three in all this year. The successes in Barcelona and Madrid included wins over Tsitsipas, Zverev, Djokovic and Nadal. 2022 has also seen him win the Indian Wells tournament so he is one to consider for Roland Garros.
Alexander Zverev has also been consistent on clay this year but yet to win a tournament. Daniil Medvedev is the world number two but has only just returned from injury. The same applies to former finalist Dominic Thiem. He is down to 194th in the world in the list published on May 16. Five matches have been played this year and all of them on clay. However, he has lost all five matches. He has slowly been improving though and no one will fancy playing him at Roland Garros.
The draw is always important and was made on Thursday May 19. It proved to be a fascinating draw with the top three players in the betting all in the same half. Novak Djokovic is seeded to face Rafa Nadal in the last eight. The scheduled semi-final opponent is seeded to be either Alexander Zverev or Carlos Alcaraz. We know therefore that of Djokovic, Nadal and Alcaraz, only one can make the final at Roland Garros this year. The bottom half of the draw sees a seeded semi-final between fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas or second seeded Daniil Medvedev. Other top players in the bottom half of the draw include Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz.
Latest 2022 French Open betting odds
- Novak Djokovic - 1.87
- Carlos Alcaraz - 3.00
- Rafa Nadal - 4.5
- Stefanos Tsitsipas - 5.5
- Alexander Zverev - 17.0
- Casper Ruud - 19.0
- Daniil Medvedev - 21.0
- Jannik Sinner - 29.0
- Andrey Rublev - 34.0
Roland Garros Prediction - Women's Singles
The women's singles event at Roland Garros poses two major questions. The first is can Barbora Krejcikova become the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007 to retain the women's singles title. The second is can anyone beat the world number one Iga Swiatek. The Pole was a shock winner at Roland Garros in 2020. This year has seen her win five successive tournaments and four of them were Masters events in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome. Five titles have been won this year and she has earned more than double the ranking points than any other player (you can check it on WTA Ranking). With 28 wins in a row and a good clay court record, Swiatek is the player to beat.
There are plenty of challengers in the women's singles. Ons Jabeur has shown good form with a win in Madrid and losing in two other clay court finals. Maria Sakkari is a consistent sort who could go deep. The defending champion Barbora Krejcikova needs to improve her form to get into contention. Simona Halep is another to consider as is Paula Badosa. Naomi Osaka could also be a threat if in form.
Aryna Sabalenka has had an inconsistent year but if back to her best could do well here. Emma Raducanu won the US Open in 2021 but has had fitness problems this year and is hard to back in a tournament at present. It has to be said there are a lot of female players who lack consistency and surprise results can happen. We will give the women's singles at Roland Garros plenty of coverage. Swiatek is the favourite but all long unbeaten runs have to come to an end sometime don't they?
The draw has been made and Iga Swiatek is seeded to face Jelena Ostapenko in the last 16 but it could be Simona Halep. Possible quarter final opponent for the world number one is Karolina Pliskova. We could have a big semi-final with either Paula Badosa or Aryna Sabalenka possibly getting to that stage. In the bottom half, the top seed is the defending champion Barbora Krejcikova. She's not been in the best of form on clay this season and other possible finalists include Ons Jabeur (who could meet Emma Raducanu in the last 16), Maria Sakkari or Anett Kontaveit.
WTA odds for the title
- Iga Swiatek - 2.1
- Simona Halep - 9.0
- Paula Badosa - 13.0
- Ons Jabeur - 15.0
- Maria Sakkari - 15.0
- Garbine Muguruza - 18.0
- Aryna Sabalenka - 21.0
- Bianca Andreescu - 21.0
- Naomi Osaka - 23.0
- Emma Raducanu - 23.0
Frequently Asked Questions about Roland Garros
Find below the frequently asked questions about Roland Garros. Some answers may well help you make good predictions.
1. Who has won Roland Garros in the past?
Since entering the Open era in 1968, there are 27 different players to have won Roland Garros. In order: Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Jan Kodeš, Andrés Gimeno, Ilie Năstase, Björn Borg, Adriano Panatta, Guillermo Vilas, Mats Wilander, Yannick Noah, Ivan Lendl, Michael Chang, Andrés Gómez, Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera, Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerten, Carlos Moyà , Andre Agassi, Albert Costa, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Gastón Gaudio, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic.
2. Who won Roland Garros in 2021?
In 2021, Novak Djokovic won the Roland Garros tournament. The Serbian had beaten Stéfanos Tsitsipas, in an epic five-set match after losing the first two sets. The women's title was won by Barbora Krejcikova.
3. How many times has Novak Djokovic won Roland Garros?
Novak Djokovic has won the Roland Garros twice in 2016 and 2021 but been beaten in four finals.
4. How many times has Rafael Nadal won Roland Garros?
Rafael Nadal has won Roland Garros 13 times. He is the record holder of titles in this tournament and never lost a final. He last won the title in 2020.
5. How many sets are played in matches at Roland Garros?
At Roland Garros, men's singles matches are played over the best of five sets, so three are required for victory. As usual, the women's matches are the best of three sets.
6. Where is Roland Garros located?
The Roland Garros tournament is played in the west part of Paris, Porte d'Auteuil. You will have to go to 3 avenue Gordon-Benett, 75016 Paris, to attend the tournament.
7. Which channel to watch Roland Garros?
This year, Roland Garros can be seen on ITV.
8. How much does the Roland Garros flosing finalists earn?
The losing finalists in the men's and women's singles win €1.1m.
9. How much does the Roland Garros winner earn?
The winners of the men's and women's singles both receive €2.2m.
10. Who is Roland Garros?
Roland Garros was a French aviator, lieutenant during the First World War. His courage and determination to serve the France are at the origin of the tribute paid to him in 1928, the year in which his name is given to the tennis stadium Porte d'Auteuil . Since that day, this event has been called the Roland Garros Tournament.
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