Men’s French Open Tennis Betting Tips & Odds 2022

A look ahead to this year's French Open - Can Djokovic defend his crown?

Novak Djokovic / Serbia ©IMAGO / NurPhoto 05/21/2022

The French Open tennis betting tips for 2022 come into focus in this preview as the second Grand Slam of the season swings into action.

We look at some of the latest French Open odds as well as some tournament info and take a look back at some history.

The French Open betting tips preview examines some of the key players in this year’s action at Roland Garros.

French Open Tennis Betting Odds

Novak Djokovic 2/1
Carlos Alcaraz 11/5
Rafael Nadal 15/4
Stefanos Tsitsipas 4/1
Casper Ruud 20/1
Alexander Zverev 22/1
Jannik Sinner 25/1
Andrey Rublev 33/1
Daniil Medvedev 40//1
Miomir Krecmanovic 50/1
150/1 bar
* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365)

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When & Where is the French Open 2022?

As always the French Open is hosted at Roland Garros in Paris and this year’s event runs from May 22nd, when the first round starts, through to the Men’s Final on 5th June 2022.

French Open Betting Tips – Outright Favourite

Novak Djokovic is the current 2/1 favourite in French Open odds 2022* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365).

Out of the four Grand Slam tournaments, Novak Djokovic has had the least success in terms of titles at the French Open.

He is a two-time winner of the event and he is the current reigning champion.

The biggest obstacle in Djokovic’s French Open path throughout the bulk of his career has been Rafael Nadal.

His two titles in Paris came in Finals against Andy Murray in 2016 and then in 2021 over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

After not participating in the Australia Open this year and in general, having had a quiet 2022, Djokovic recently landed his first title of 2022.

That was at the Rome Masters where he beat Tsitsipas in the final in straight sets. Djokovic didn’t drop a set in the entire event.

So with a strong warm-up under his belt, the 35-year-old will once again go to Roland Garros as one of the front runners.

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History of the French Open

The Grand Slam was founded 131 years ago and the 2022 edition will be the 126th occasion that it has been played.

The French Open was first played on sand from its inaugural year through to 1907, before changing over to the clay surface in 1908.

Annually in late May is where the tournament is hosted and it is the only one of the four tennis Grand Slam tournaments to be played on the clay surface.

The tournament was opened to internal amateurs in 1925 and it was given the status of a major tournament by what is today known as the ITF.

1968 was another big year for the French Open as it became the first major in the sport to move to the status of being an ‘open’. That meant that professionals could join the action alongside amateurs.


Last 10 Winners of the French Open

  • 2021 Novak Djokovic
  • 2020 Rafael Nadal
  • 2019 Rafael Nadal
  • 2018 Rafael Nadal
  • 2017 Rafael Nadal
  • 2016 Novak Djokovic
  • 2015 Stan Wawrinka
  • 2014 Rafael Nadal
  • 2013 Rafael Nadal
  • 2012 Rafael Nadal


French Open 2021 Recap

The 2021 French Open was won by Novak Djokovic who took an epic 3-2 win in the final over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

It was a huge duel between the two players, with Djokovic dropped in the opening set and 2-1 down at the end of the third.

But that is when, as so often he has done in his career, when Djokovic found a new level, to sweep the next two sets.

Djokovic had beaten Rafael Nadal 3-1 in the semi-finals after having moved past Matteo Berrettini in the quarters by the same scoreline.

Stefanos secured a five-set victory over Alexander Zverev in his semi-final match, after beating Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final.

Three of the top six seeds made it to the French Open semi-finals (Djokovic, Tsitsipas and Zverev).

Roger Federer had entered the draw but retired in the fourth round.

Rafael Nadal French Open Odds 2022

The King of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal is back in the draw as the Spaniard look to get back on top in the Slam he loves so much.

Defeat in last year’s semi-final against Djokovic saw Nadal’s four-year reign at the French Open come to an end.

That was the third time in his career that Nadal had won at least four consecutive French Open titles.

The thirteen-time French Open Champion thrives on the courts at Roland Garros.

But having come out hot at the start of the year, winning the Australian Open, things have gone cold for Nadal since missing the title at Indian Wells in March.

Since then Nadal lost in the third round at the ATP Masters 1000 Madrid and the second round at the ATP Masters 1000 Rome.

Nadal, who is a 15/4 shot in French Open tennis betting, is not coming in hot right now* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365).

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Top 8 French Open Seeds

  • 1 Novak Djokovic
  • 2 Daniil Medvedev
  • 3 Alexander Zverev
  • 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • 5 Rafael Nadal
  • 6 Carlos Alcaraz
  • 7 Andrey Rublev
  • 8 Casper Ruud


Other Key Contenders – French Open Tips 2022

We have looked at the in-form Novak Djokovic and the not so in-form Rafael Nadal for French Open betting tips. Next, we move on to examine some of the other leading protagonists who are in the draw.

Carlos Alcaraz

The young heir to Nadal’s throne maybe? Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz has been pegged as the next big thing in the sport.

The 19-year-old’s already promising status was sent through the roof when he lifted the ATP Masters Madrid title on clay earlier this month.

It has been some season for the youngster, having won four of the five tournaments that he has entered since losing the third round of the Australian Open.

Two of them were ATP Masters 1000 events and three of them were clay tournaments.

Alcaraz is a quote of 11/5 for what would be a remarkable success* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365).

He clearly has the ability, but is he ready to win a gruelling Grand Slam?

Stefanos Tsitsipas

The Greek star still hasn’t been able to put a Grand Slam title in his pocket, but he reached the final of last year’s French Open.

Tsitsipas has been in reasonable form, with a semi final loss at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid, before a runner up spot to Djokovic in the Rome Masters recently.

Stefanos Tsitsipas did claim the ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo crown in April and has beaten Carlos Alcaraz this season.

In French Open tennis odds, the title for Tistsipas is at 4/1* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365).

Alexander Zverev

Another of the leading players in the men’s game who just can’t seem to make that breakthrough at the Grand Slam level.

The German’s only Grand Slam final appearance was the 2020 US Open.

Zverev has made at least the quarter finals in three of his last four French Open appearances.

His career-best result at this particular Slam came last season when he was defeated by Tsitsipas in the final four.

Zverev is a long quote of 22/1 in tennis betting odds to land the French Open title this year* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365).

Casper Ruud

Norwegian youngster Casper Ruud, who is another of the big rising stars in the men’s game is a 20/1 option* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Unibet).

He has never made it past the third round in four previous appearances at the French Open.

The 23-year-old carries a bit of momentum after reaching the semi-finals at the ATP Masters 1000 Rome event.

Still, two long weeks on the clay of Roland Garros is a completely different kettle of fish.

French Open Tips 2022 – First Quarter

Novak Djokovic 4/6
Rafael Nadal 11/10
Felix Auger-Aliaasime 16/1
Diego Schwartzman 22/1
25/1 bar
* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365)

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Yes, in the top section of the French Open draw, there are two of the heavyweights of the event, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

That means one of the big guns will definitely fall from the draw at the quarter final stage.

Whoever comes through this first section at the French Open 2022 is going to be the clear favourite to win the title.

French Open Tips 2022 – Second Quarter

Carlos Alcaraz 4/9
Alexander Zverev 4/1
Sebastian Korda 14/1
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 16/1
Taylor Fritz 18/1
33/1 bar
* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365)

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Young star Carlos Alcaraz is in the second quarter of the French Open Draw 2022. He is a major frontrunner to win this section, with the biggest threat in that section being Alexander Zverev.

French Open Tips 2022 – Third Quarter

Stefanos Tsitsipas 5/6
Casper Ruud 10/3
Hubert Hurkacz 16/1
Alex De Minaur 12/1
Denis Shapovalov 14/1
18/1 bar
* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365)

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After his run to the final last year at Roland Garros, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the favourite to prevail in the third quarter of the French Open draw.

The bottom half of the draw is nowhere near as stacked as the top half is, so there’s a good opportunity here for someone.

Hubert Hurkacz and Alex De Minaur are dangerous dark horses in this section.

French Open Tips 2022 – Fourth Quarter

Jannik Sinner 10/3
Andrey Rublev 9/2
Daniil Medvedev 9/2
Miomir Kecmanovic 13/2
Pablo Carreno Busta 7/1
Marin Cilic 15/1
22/1 bar
* (betting odds recorded at 20:34 GMT on May 21st, 2022 at Bet365)

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This is perhaps the most wide-open section of the French Open 2022 draw with no clear front runner really. Youngster Jannik Sinner is talented and could mount a challenge.

Last year’s US Open winner Daniil Medvedev is in the mix but he has missed a lot of time on the clay swing because of his recovery from injury.

He is a clear threat if he gets things together and the section also contains 7th seed Andrey Rublev.

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