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2019 French Open Predictions and Betting Lines (ATP & WTA)

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  • Where: Stade Roland Garros. Paris, France
  • When: May 26, 2019 12:00 am EST
  • Spread: Top 10 Men's Singles Odds: Rafael Nadal 21/20, Novak Djokovic 9/4, Dominic Thiem 11/2, Stefanos Tsitsipas 16/1, Roger Federer 20/1, Alexander Zverev 22/1, Juan Martin Del Potro 50/1, Stan Wawrinka 50/1, Borna Coric 66/1, Daniil Medvedev 66/1
  • Moneyline: Top 10 Women's Singles Odds: Simona Halep 4/1, Kiki Bertens 8/1, Naomi Osaka 11/1, Sloane Stephens 11/1, Elina Svitolina 12/1, Gabrine Muguruza 12/1, Karolina Pliskova 12/1, Petra Kvitova 12/1, Serena Williams 12/1, Ashleigh Barty 20/1

2019 Roland Garros Paris LogoThe 123rd edition of the French Open grand slam tennis tournament begins on May 26th 2019. Like every other year, the event will be hosted at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal won the men’s single title and Simona Halep won the women’s single title last year in the French Open. Both players lead the futures betting markets this year. Nadal is a 21/20 favorite and Halep is a 4/1 favorite. Will either champion repeat this year at Roland Garros?

Men’s Singles French Open Picks 2019

The men’s draw is likely to come down to Nadal vs. Djokovic. Djokovic has won the last three grand slams and is looking to win his fourth in a row for the second time in his career. Nadal has won the last two French Open titles and 11 of the last 14 dating back to 2005.

Nadal won his first singles title in 2019 last week in the Italian Open. He beat Djokovic in the finals (6-0, 4-6, 6-1). It was a great time for him to round into form on clay. Prior to the victory, Nadal had been eliminated in the semi-finals in the Monte-Carlo Masters (Fabio Fognini), Barcelona Open (Dominic Thiem) and Madrid Open (Stefanos Tsitsipas) – all of which were played on clay.

Djokovic may have lost to Nadal in Italy, but he won the Madrid Open the week prior with big wins against Thiem (7-6, 7-6) and Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-4). Djokovic started the grand slam season with a finals victory against Nadal (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) in Australia and he’s playing well enough on clay to contend.

Could a player like Thiem (11/2), Tsitsipas (16/1) or Roger Federer (20/1) steal the title? I don’t expect that to happen, although Thiem is someone to watch. Thiem won the Barcelona Open last month and he finished runner-up in the French Open last year, losing to Nadal (6-4, 6-3, 6-2).

Djokovic last won the French Open in 2016 and he has been eliminated in the quarter-finals the last two years, which is worrisome. However, Djokovic is playing strong on clay this year and I’m positive he’ll do everything in his power to accomplish another “Nole Slam” and further cement his legacy.

Women’s Singles French Open Picks 2019

The women’s draw is wide open and a number of players could conceivably win. Halep is favored to win, but her form has been inconsistent. She finished runner-up to Bertens (4-6, 4-6) in Madrid, but she followed that up with a second round loss in Italy to Marketa Vondrousova (6-2, 5-7, 3-6).

Typically those that make a deep run in the Italian Open have success in Paris. Bertens has had a great clay court season thus far. She won in Madrid, while losing in the semi-finals in Stuttgart to Petra Kvitova (6-7, 6-3, 1-6) and in the Italian Open to Johanna Konta (7-5, 5-7, 2-6). Her best finish in the French Open was the SF in 2016, but her 2019 form has been excellent.

Karolina Pliskova is someone to watch for as well. Pliskova’s best finish in the French Open is the SF in 2017. She also finished in the SF in the Australian Open this year. She just won the Italian Open and hasn’t been in better form. She’s definitely a contender to win at 12/1 odds.

Sloane Stephens is someone else I’ll be looking to bet in the earlier rounds. Stephens has been very inconsistent in 2019, including on clay. She made the SF in Madrid before losing to Bertens (2-6, 5-7), but she followed that up with a loss to Konta in R2 at the Italian Open. If Stephens can get on a roll in Paris she could contend, as she showed last year when she finished runner-up.

Two other potential contenders to win the grand slam are Serena Williams and Kvitova. Both players are dealing with injuries, though, which makes me weary. Kvitova retired in R3 in Rome last week and Williams has been injured all year and nobody knows for sure whether she’s healthy now.

I’m really excited to watch the women’s singles draw in Paris. Nine players are priced at 12/1 or less to win the tournament and a number of those contenders are strong candidates. I’m predicting that Bertens will continue her run of great clay court form and take down her first career major.

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