ATP & WTA Betting: Who Will Win the 2020 French Open?

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 17, 2020 in

Much like it has done with almost all of the sports world, COVID-19 has taken its toll on the tennis scene. With the Australian Open being played before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Wimbledon being canceled, and the US Open just ending, the tennis world can now focus on the red clay of Roland Garros. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top players to win it all so you can make your bets against their French Open betting odds.

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With the tournament originally scheduled to be played at the end of May, it will now kick off on Sept. 27 and be played into the month of October. As always, the slower clay surface can present challenges to many of the top players in the sport.

In the men’s draw, Rafael Nadal is the favorite. Of the Spaniard’s 19 career Grand Slam titles, 12 of those have come on the clay at Roland Garros.

Nadal has won the last three in a row, and if he can win this one, he will tie Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slams. Nadal chose not to play at the US Open in order to prepare for the French Open, so he will be the overwhelming favorite to win for the fourth time in a row.

One of his main challengers will be Dominic Thiem. Thiem is coming off a US Open victory and has faced Nadal in the last two French Open title matches.

Thiem has vastly improved over the last two seasons, so this could finally be the year that he knocks off Nadal.

We have yet to talk about Novak Djokovic. The 33-year-old has 17 Grand Slam titles under his belt. However, only one of those has come at the French Open.

This isn’t his best surface, so we’ll see how he fares. After his disqualification from the US Open, he could be a man on a mission in Paris.

And last but not least, how could we forget Federer? Arguably the best men’s tennis player ever has traditionally struggled on clay. With only one of his 20 Grand Slam titles being won here, he isn’t among the favorites.

Could Federer make one last run at another French Open title? We shall see.

On to the women’s draw, where the withdrawal of Ashleigh Barty opens things up for the ladies. There is no clear favorite, and there are potentially five to 10 women that could walk away with the title.

According to Las Vegas, Simona Halep is the favorite to win in Paris. She won here in 2018 and played for the title in 2017. Like Nadal, she skipped the US Open to prepare for the clay.

She has always played well on this surface, so look for good things from her.

Naomi Osaka still hasn’t decided if she will play at Roland Garros. Coming off of an injury in her title run at the US Open, she still has yet to commit to the French Open. If she does fly across the Atlantic, she’ll be one of the favorites to win.

Whenever Serena Williams enters a tournament, you have to include her when talking about the favorites. Although she hasn’t won a major tournament in some time, she still has the capability to walk away with the title.

With all of the exciting, young competitors in the women’s game, this field is wide open. We should see a lot of exciting tennis at Roland Garros this year.