The French Open stands as arguably most prestigious of all Grand Slam tournaments and those who are keen to argue such a claim would definitely argue that it at least remains one of the most picturesque tennis tournaments.
Red clay courts bring fast-paced action in the second Grand Slam of the tennis calendar starting from 22 May and lasts through 11 June when we will know names of this year’s laureates.
As Novak Djokovic and Gabrine Muguruza prepare for their title defence in the single category last term, we take a look at best betting odds, offers and ways to follow the highly-anticipated competition live.
Preview & Odds
One of the biggest talking points of this year’s edition of Roland Garros is Spanish giant Rafael Nadal, the nine-time champion who is looking to clinch his tenth title on his favourite surface. Clay specialist has already stormed to three successive clay trophies in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid which is why Spaniard is made a firm favourite at 1.80 ( with Bet365 to lift the trophy.
World No. 1 Andy Murray will travel to France in poor form, which only got confirmed from a surprisingly early elimination in Rome. Murray can be found at 11.00 (10/1) with PaddyPower to win the tournament.
Defending champions Novak Djokovic is enjoying a similarly terrible form, but can still be found at slightly shorter odds of 6.00 (5/1) at William Hill.
Without Roger Federer who has announced that he will not play in the French Open, the aforementioned three players are the main favourites for the title.
When it comes to the ladies, big news broke when it was announced that two-time champion Maria Sharapova was denied French Open wild card. The Russian is back on court after her 15-month doping suspension, but will not be allowed a chance to grace the clay courts of Roland Garros this year.
Simona Halep stands firmly positioned at 5.5 with Bet365 to lift the trophy, whereas the defending champions Gabrine Muguruza is priced at 12.00 (11/1) with Paddy Power to win back-to-back titles.
How to Watch Online
UK viewers will be able to follow the French Open action with ITV, whereas the British Eurosport will also be broadcasting a selection of matches.
Punters, bettors and viewers who like to stay up to date with all of the action and follow up with a bet or two can do it at Bet365 and their Live Streaming service which requires an active account with this bookmaker.
Additionally, William Hill’s WHTV as a free service for online account holders offers live tennis matches, but can come with some country restrictions and that is an aspect that needs to be taken into consideration.
Paddypower Media Center is another great place to follow your favourite French Open matches and place a bet while you’re at it as well. Like with other betting providers, paddy Power also requires viewers to log in with their accounts or register to gain access to console.