ATP French Open 2023 Predictions and Betting Odds (May 28 – June 11)
Experts are calling it the most open Roland Garros in decades. We tend to agree with them simply because there’s one enormous elephant in the room when it comes to the French Open 2023: No Rafael Nadal. The man who has won this tournament 14 of the past 18 years will not be taking to the Parisian courts, meaning this Roland Garros is anyone for the taking. What does this mean for our ATP French Open 2023 predictions?
ATP Roland Garros 2023: Tennis Event Details
Question marks exist over the other heavyweight name as well – Novak Djokovic. The Serbian’s clay season has been less than ideal so far, with early exits in Monte Carlo and Banja Luka, missing Madrid and Barcelona, then losing to Rune in the Rome quarterfinals. Can the 22-time Grand Slam champion yet again find his best form at the perfect time on clay, or will the next generation prove too strong this time?
The likes of Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, and Holger Rune will be hoping this is their year, and it may well be. The NextGen trio are playing fierce tennis, with each having a genuine shot at winning the French Open 2023 if they keep it up. Throw in the resurgent Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas peaking at the right time, Casper Ruud desperate to remain relevant, and Andrey Rublev with newfound confidence, and this is going to be a spectacular tournament. Join us as we break down all the best 2023 Roland Garros predictions.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||2023 French Open (Roland Garros), ATP Grand Slam|
|🏟️ Venue:||Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France (Clay surface)|
|🗓️ Dates:||Sunday 28 May to Sunday 11 June|
2023 French Open Tennis Odds
For context, let’s look at the handful of men who are favored to go all the way and win the title in Paris. Here are the top betting favorites based on the latest 2023 French Open odds:
- Carlos Alcaraz to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
- Novak Djokovic to win @ 2.75 (7/4)
- Holger Rune to win @ 8.00 (7/1)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas to win @ 9.00 (8/1)
- Jannik Sinner to win @ 13.00 (12/1)
- Daniil Medvedev to win @ 13.00 (12/1)
- Casper Ruud to win @ 15.00 (14/1)
As the 2023 French Open tennis odds indicate, there are two clear favorites to win Roland Garros. World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz has his nose narrowly in front of 2016 and 2021 champion Novak Djokovic, with barely a whisper between their odds at 2.25 (5/4) against 2.75 (7/4).
Behind these two, a vast expanse exists – the next best option is Holger Rune, who is way back on 8.00 (7/1). From here, the betting odds become a little more congested, however, with Stefanos Tsitsipas on 9.00 (8/1) before Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev are tied at 13.00 (12/1) and Casper Ruud round out the top group on 15.00 (14/1).
Understanding the ATP French Open 2023
Clay court tournaments don’t get any bigger than the French Open, and the past six weeks have been centered around preparing for the next fortnight. With the likes of Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, and Rome all taking place on clay recently, Roland Garros will be the epitome of this European clay court swing. Just like Wimbledon 2023 to be the peak of grass tennis season in July.
As the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open will see 128 men competing in a best-of-five-sets format. Naturally, this favors those with a high degree of toughness, both physically and mentally, seeing the best of the best rise to the top. Speaking of which, here’s who has won Roland Garros in recent years:
Last Five Winners
- 2018 – Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem
- 2019 – Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem
- 2020 – Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic
- 2021 – Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas
- 2022 – Rafael Nadal beat Casper Ruud
Of the names above, there are question marks next to all. With no Nadal, a tentative-looking Djokovic, sub-par Ruud and Tsitsipas, plus a woeful Thiem, will Roland Garros see a completely new set of finalists in 2023? See our ATP French Open predictions below to find out.
2023 Men French Open Predictions
Men’s tennis online betting is thriving in 2023, and there’s no better way to engage yourself as a tennis fan than placing a responsible punt on your top pick to win. After careful consideration, here are our tennis French Open 2023 betting tips men:
Carlos Alcaraz to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
It’s not rocket science, but we say there’s a strong argument for Carlos Alcaraz lifting his first Roland Garros trophy in a little over two weeks’ time. Simply put, the Spaniard has been near-invincible in 2023. In fact, Alcaraz has only lost three times, one of which was due to a significant physical issue. The rest of the time, Carlitos has been busy winning titles – four, in fact, at Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, and Madrid.
With two Masters 1000 titles already this year, and two clay titles, Alcaraz is perfectly primed to go the distance in Paris. His style of play – physical, aggressive, all-round accuracy – is perfect for Roland Garros’ conditions. However, the only question marks surrounding Alcaraz is how he responds to ultra-aggressive tennis. His two genuine losses in 2023 have been to Sinner and Marozan, both players who took time away from Alcaraz with their shot-making.
Given that it takes seven matches to win a Grand Slam, the chances of Alcaraz getting tripped up by a player firing on all cylinders again are real.
Novak Djokovic to Win @ 2.75 (7/4)
Someone who handles aggressive tennis excellently is Novak Djokovic. The Serb is renowned for his defensive play and ability to grind from the baseline, executing deep, accurate returns. While there have been all sorts of questions over Djokovic’s fitness recently – from his elbow to his stamina on clay and mental engagement recently one thing is for sure: Djokovic knows how to win Slams.
With Nadal out of the draw, expect Djokovic to see this as a prime opportunity to take the clear lead in a number of Grand Slams won. He’ll also be eager to prove a point – with so much talk about Alcaraz, Rune, and Sinner this year, Novak will be wanting to remind everyone who the GOAT is. While his preparation for Roland Garros hasn’t been ideal, making no deep runs the past six weeks, the reality is all this does is makes the odds for a Djokovic victory more lucrative, at 2.75 (7/4).
High Odds Predictions for Roland Garros 2023
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Jannik Sinner to Win @ 13.00 (12/1)
Italy’s Jannik Sinner has quietly been having a brilliant season. The 21-year-old is 28-7 for the season, with one title in Montpellier and deep runs in Rotterdam, Indian Wells, Miami, and Monte Carlo. Sinner is one of only three men to defeat Alcaraz this season and also has wins over the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Taylor Fritz, Andrey Rublev, and Hubert Hurkacz.
When Sinner is physically fit – which we can expect him to be in Paris – he looks like a top-three player in the world. Given his powerful baseline game and ability to play aggressive tennis to defeat someone like Alcaraz, there’s every chance this French Open is the tournament where Sinner breaks through and wins his first big title.
Andrey Rublev to Win @ 26.00 (25/1)
Heading into Roland Garros, Andrey Rublev is 0/8 in the Grand Slam quarterfinals. That’s not a great record – in fact, it’s terrible. However, heading into 2023, Rublev was 0/2 in Masters 1000 finals and had never won a big title, despite being a consistent top 10 player. This all changed in Monte Carlo when Rublev surged to the title with an impressive win over Holger Rune.
Could this big win have lifted the monkey off Rublev’s back? In one sense, Rublev’s record plays to his advantage. No one expects much from the Russian at Roland Garros, as his odds indicate, and yet the 25-year-old now has a sense of belief. The absence of expectation and the presence of confidence are a powerful combination – one that puts Rublev firmly as our dark horse ATP French Open prediction.
Our Recommended Roland Garros 2023 Predictions
- Novak Djokovic to Win @ 2.75 (7/4)
- Jannik Sinner to Win @ 13.00 (12/1)
Tennis fans around the world are licking their lips at the prospect of two clay-filled weeks of tennis. A good half a dozen men will be backing themselves to win the French Open 2023, and twice that number are realistic chances of making a title run. We say that despite the poor build-up, despite the injury question marks and impending age, this will be Novak Djokovic’s year following his win at Australian Open. There’s something about Grand Slams and quality rising to the top, which is exactly what we believe will happen with Djokovic over the next fortnight. If you are sure someone outside the top two contenders is taking silverware, we recommend looking at Sinner – the young gun with great potential at clay.