French Open Tennis Preview, Trends & Analysis

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The French Open is the only clay court grand slam tennis tournament and is usually the second major event of the ATP & WTA season held towards the end of May at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

French Open Tennis Preview, Trends & Analysis
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When is the 2025 French Open Tournament ?

The 2025 French Open commences on Sunday 25th May and concludes with the Men's Singles Final on Sunday 8th June.

Where is the 2025 French Open Tennis Tournament ?

The French Open Tennis Tournament takes place at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris.

How can I bet on the French Open Tennis Tournament ?

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Who won the 2024 French Open Men's Singles Title ?

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz won his maiden French Open title defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev 3-2 (6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2) in the final.

Who won the 2024 French Open Women's Singles Title ?

Poland's Iga Swiatek completed nineteen consecutive wins on clay to claim her fourth French Open title and third successive by defeating Italy's Jasmine Paolini 2-0 (6-2, 6-1) in the final.

French Open Men's Singles Betting Preview

Who will win the 2025 French Open Men's Singles Title ?

OLBG's knowledgeable tennis tipsters provide analysis and ante post selections for the French Open Men's Singles winner plus daily tennis predictions during the French Open tournament.

Before we take a closer look at the main contenders in the French Open Men's Singles draw here are the latest 2025 French Open Men's Singles Odds:

2025 French Open 13 Jul @ 06:18 - Win Tournament
Carlos Alcaraz 2.75
Jannik Sinner 4.33
Novak Djokovic 4.50
Alexander Zverev 8.50
Stefanos Tsitsipas 10.00
Casper Ruud 13.00
Rafael Nadal 26.00
Holger Rune 29.00
Daniil Medvedev 29.00
Andrey Rublev 34.00

Here's the current top ten players in the world at the time of writing (21st May 2024):

1. Novak Djokovic (Age 37)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 341/418 (81%)
  • French Open Best: WON (2016, 2021 & 2023)
  • French Open 2024: QF (Withdrew)
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: SF
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: DNP
  • 2024 Rome: 3R

2. Jannik Sinner (Age 22)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 85/132 (64%)
  • French Open Best: SF (2024)
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: SF
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: QF (walkover)
  • 2024 Rome: DNP

3. Carlos Alcaraz (Age 21)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 131/166 (79%)
  • French Open Best: Won (2024)
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: DNP
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: QF
  • 2024 Rome: DNP

4. Alexander Zverev (Age 27)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 188/271 (69%)
  • French Open Best: RU (2024)
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: 3R
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: 4R
  • 2024 Rome: Won

5. Daniil Medvedev (Age 28)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 85/132 (64%)
  • French Open Best: QF (2021)
  • French Open 2024: 4R
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: 3R
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: QF (retired)
  • 2024 Rome: 4R

6. Andrey Rublev (Age 26)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 133/202 (66%)
  • French Open Best: QF (2020 & 2022)
  • French Open 2024: 3R
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: 2R
  • 2024 Barcelona: 2R
  • 2024 Madrid: Won
  • 2024 Rome: 3R

7. Casper Ruud (Age 25)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 230/336 (68%)
  • French Open Best: RU (2022 & 2023)
  • French Open 2024: SF
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: RU
  • 2024 Barcelona: Won
  • 2024 Madrid: 4R
  • 2024 Rome: 2R

8. Hubert Hurkacz (Age 27)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 106/174 (61%)
  • French Open Best: 4R (2022 & 2024)
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: 3R
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: 4R
  • 2024 Rome: QF

9. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Age 25)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 196/260 (75%)
  • French Open Best: RU (2021)
  • French Open 2024: QF
  • 2024 Monte Carlo: Won
  • 2024 Barcelona: RU
  • 2024 Madrid: 2R
  • 2024 Rome: QF

10. Grigor Dimitrov (Age 33)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 158/259 (61%)
  • French Open Best: QF (2024)
  • 2024 Barcelona: DNP
  • 2024 Madrid: 2R
  • 2024 Rome: 4R

For more in depth player stats head over to the official ATP Tour website, the French Open Men's draw when available can be viewed on the official Roland Garros website.

French Open Men's Singles Last Ten Winners

Here's a table showing the last ten French Open Men's winners including the beaten finalist and set score:

YearChampion (WR)Runner Up (WR)Set Score
2024Carlos Alcaraz (3)Alexander Zverev (4)3-2
2023Novak Djokovic (3)Casper Ruud (4)3-0
2022Rafael Nadal (5)Casper Ruud (8)3-0
2021Novak Djokovic (1)Stefanos Tsitsipas (5)3-2
2020Rafael Nadal (2)Novak Djokovic (1)3-0
2019Rafael Nadal (2)Dominic Thiem (4)3-1
2018Rafael Nadal (1)Dominic Thiem (8)3-0
2017Rafael Nadal (4)Stan Wawrinka (3)3-0
2016Novak Djokovic (1)Andy Murray (2)3-1
2015Stan Wawrinka (9)Novak Djokovic (1)3-1
  • No player outside the top 9 in the world has made the French Open final in the last ten years.
  • Seven finals were contested by players both ranked in the top 5 in the world. 

So finding an each way long shot to make the final outside of the world's top ten would have been largely fruitless. 

World Ranking

  • 10/10 were world ranked in the top 9
  • 9/10 were world ranked in the top 5
  • 7/10 finals were contested by players in the world's top 5

Career Clay Court Statistics & Slam Form

  • 10/10 won at least 69% of their career clay court matches 
  • 10/10 were already a grand slam title winner
  • 10/10 made the QF of that season's Australian Open (January)

Current Clay Court Form

The four main clay court tournaments in the build up to the French Open at Roland Garros are:

  • ATP Monte Carlo (April)
  • ATP Barcelona (April)
  • ATP Madrid (May)
  • ATP Rome (May)

Here is a chart showing how the French Open Men's Singles winner has performed at those four clay court tournaments in the current season prior to winning here:

Year & WinnerRomeMadridBarcelonaMonte Carlo
24 AlcarazDNPQFDNPDNP
23 DjokovicQFDNPDNP3R
22 Nadal3RQFDNPDNP
21 DjokovicRUDNPDNP3R
20 NadalQFn/an/an/a
19 NadalWSFSFSF
18 NadalWQFWW
17 NadalQFWWW
16 DjokovicRUWDNP2R
15 WawrinkaSF3RDNP3R

W = Won, RU = Runner Up, SF = Semi Final, QF = Quarter Final, 2R = 2nd Round, n/a = no tournament, DNP = Did Not Play.

French Open Ladies Singles Betting Preview

Who will win the 2025 French Open Women's Singles Title ?

OLBG's knowledgeable tennis tipsters provide their analysis and ante post predictions for the French Open Ladies Singles winner plus daily tennis predictions throughout the French Open tournament.

Before we take a closer look at the main contenders here are the latest 2025 French Open Women's Singles Odds:

2025 French Open Women 13 Jul @ 06:18 - Win Tournament
Iga Swiatek 1.57
Aryna Sabalenka 5.00
Coco Gauff 8.00
Elena Rybakina 8.00
Mirra Andreeva 11.00
Ons Jabeur 17.00
Naomi Osaka 21.00
Qinwen Zheng 21.00
Barbora Krejcikova 23.00
Elina Svitolina 26.00

Here's the current top ten players in the world at the time of writing (21st May 2024):

1. Iga Swiatek (Age 22)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 143/165 (87%)
  • French Open Best: Won (2020, 2022 to 2024)
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: SF
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: Won
  • 2024 WTA Rome: Won

2. Aryna Sabalenka (Age 26)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 79/125 (63%)
  • French Open Best: SF (2023)
  • French Open 2024: QF
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: QF
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: RU
  • 2024 WTA Rome: RU

3. Coco Gauff (Age 20)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 60/84 (71%)
  • French Open Best: RU (2022)
  • French Open 2024: SF
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: QF
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: 4R
  • 2024 WTA Rome: SF

4. Elena Rybakina (Age 24)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 90/130 (69%)
  • French Open Best: QF (2021 & 2024)
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: Won
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: SF
  • 2024 WTA Rome: DNP

5. Jessica Pegula (Age 30)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 120/195 (61%)
  • French Open Best: QF (2022)
  • French Open 2024: DNP
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: DNP
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: DNP
  • 2024 WTA Rome: DNP

6. Marketa Vondrousova (Age 24)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 114/155 (74%)
  • French Open Best: RU (2019)
  • French Open 2024: QF
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: SF
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: 3R
  • 2024 WTA Rome: 3R

7. Maria Sakkari (Age 28)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 177/280 (63%)
  • French Open Best: SF (2021)
  • French Open 2024: 1R
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: DNP
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: 4R
  • 2024 WTA Rome: 4R

8. Qinwen Zheng (Age 21)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 75/101 (74%)
  • French Open Best: 4R (2022)
  • French Open 2024: 3R
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: 2R
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: 2R (retired)
  • 2024 WTA Rome: QF

9. Ons Jabeur (Age 29)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 160/224 (71%)
  • French Open Best: QF (2023 & 2024)
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: 2R
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: QF
  • 2024 WTA Rome: 2R

10. Jelena Ostapenko (Age 26)

  • Career clay court wins/matches: 107/160 (67%)
  • French Open Best: Won (2017)
  • French Open 2024: 2R
  • 2024 WTA Stuttgart: 1R
  • 2024 WTA Madrid: 4R
  • 2024 WTA Rome: QF

For more in depth player stats take a look at the official WTA Tour website, the French Open Ladies Singles draw when available can be viewed on the official Roland Garros website.

French Open Ladies Singles Last Ten Winners

Here's a table showing the last ten French Open Ladies winners including the beaten finalist and set score:

YearChampion (WR)Runner Up (WR)Set Score
2024Iga Swiatek (1)Jasmine Paolini (15)2-0
2023Iga Swiatek (1)Karolina Muchova (43)2-1
2022Iga Swiatek (1)Coco Gauff (23)2-0
2021Barbora Krejcikova (33)A. Pavlyuchenkova (32)2-1
2020Iga Swiatek (54)Sofia Kenin (6)2-0
2019Ashleigh Barty (8)Marketa Vondrousova (38)2-0
2018Simona Halep (1)Sloane Stephens (10)2-1
2017Jelena Ostapenko (47)Simona Halep (4)2-1
2016Garbine Muguruza (4)Serena Williams (1)2-0
2015Serena Williams (1)Lucie Safarova (13)2-1

Iga Swiatek secured her fourth French Open title victory in 2024, she became the first player in 2023 to retain the French Open Women's Singles title since Justine Henin in 2007.

Interesting to note the better ranked player of the two finalists has won only six of the last ten finals, we have seen Jelena Ostapenko win in 2017 ranked just inside the top 50, Marketa Vondrousova make the final in 2019 when ranked just inside the top 40 and 2020 saw world number 54 Iga Swiatek (now a four time French Open winner) stun the tennis world with a straight sets win over Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin. The 2021 final saw Barbora Krejcikova ranked 33 defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ranked 32.

  • Predicting the finalists has been a little tricky with just two of the last ten finals contested by two players in the current top ten in the world.

World Ranking

  • 7/10 winners were ranked in the top 8 in the world
  • 5/10 won by the current world number one

Career Clay Court Statistics & Slam Form

  • 10/10 won at least 62% of their career clay court matches
  • 10/10 won at least 40 career clay court matches

Current Clay Court Form

Here is a chart showing how the French Open Ladies Singles winner has performed at these three clay court tournaments in the current season prior to winning here:

YearWinnerRomeMadridStuttgart
2024SwiatekWWSF
2023SwiatekQFRUW
2022SwiatekWDNPW
2021Krejcikova3R1RDNP
2020Swiatek1Rn/an/a
2019Barty3RQFDNP
2018HalepRUQFQF
2017Ostapenko2RDNP1R
2016MuguruzaSF2RQF
2015S. Williams3R (ret.)SFDNP

W = Won, RU = Runner Up, SF = Semi Final, QF = Quarter Final, 2R = 2nd Round, n/a = no tournament, DNP = Did Not Play, ret. = retirement

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