French Open Tennis 2024 Predictions: Men’s Singles Winner Preview, & Best Bets - Novak Djokovic still on top

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The tennis season’s second Grand Slam is upon us, as the French Open is set to begin this weekend in Paris. All hands should be on deck, with Rafael Nadal, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz all reportedly able to overcome recent injury concerns. The result should be an extremely competitive fortnight at Roland Garros, where the title appears to be more up for grabs than it has been ever since Nadal’s reign began back in 2005. Let’s take a look at the odds and best bets to be made on the men’s singles side at the 2024 French Open. 


2024 French Open tennis men’s singles odds 

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook and available at time of publishing.

  • Carlos Alcaraz +260
  • Novak Djokovic +300
  • Jannik Sinner +500
  • Alexander Zverev +700
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +950
  • Casper Ruud +1400
  • Daniil Medvedev +2800
  • Andrey Rublev +2800
  • Rafael Nadal +2800
  • Holger Rune +4000


2025 French Open tennis best bet: Novak Djokovic (+300) 

This is the highest number assigned to Djokovic since his close-to-total dominance of the ATP Tour began a few years ago, and it’s definitely a misprice by the market. Unsurprisingly, the sportsbooks have been swindled by Djokovic’s recent performances into thinking that he is currently a much lesser version of his former self. However, losses at smaller tournaments are hardly a concern.

The 37-year-old Serb already said at the beginning of this season that at this point in his career, nothing really matters other than Grand Slams (and the Olympics). Sure, his level hasn’t been great in 2024 and not even Djokovic can be in his absolute prime at 37, but you can almost be certain that he will be ready to go both mentally and physically for the French Open. The world #1 has triumphed at Roland Garros 3 times, including last season. With Sinner and Alcaraz perhaps less than 100 percent, Djokovic may be on his way to a 4th title in Paris and 25th Grand Slam title overall. 

2024 French Open tennis winner prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas (+950) 

Even though Djokovic has a good chance to add to his major haul, it’s still fair to say that this particular Grand Slam presents an awesome opportunity for an underdog to break through. Djokovic isn’t at his absolute best, Sinner and Alcaraz look vulnerable and Nadal obviously isn’t the Nadal of old. A surprising champion could emerge, but if it’s Tsitsipas it really wouldn’t be much of a shock.

The 9th-ranked Greek came within one set of winning the French Open in 2021 before losing to Djokovic 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a thrilling final. Tsitsipas heads into another bid for a first-ever major title in outstanding form. The 25-year-old has always been most comfortable on dirt and his current clay-court swing features a title in Monte-Carlo, a runner-up showing in Barcelona and a semifinal run in Rome. It may be his time. 

French Open tennis winner longshot pick: Daniil Medvedev (+2800) 

Medvedev is flying under the radar, which is nothing new for him on clay. It is true that the red stuff is his worst surface, but Medvedev is good enough to win in any conditions. The 5th-ranked Russian triumphed at the Rome Masters in 2023 and he is a former quarterfinalist at Roland Garros (2021). Moreover, Medvedev has a history of playing his best on the biggest stages. The 28-year-old won the U.S. Open in 2021 and he is a 5-time major runner-up (twice at the U.S. Open and 3 times at the Australian Open). Coming off a quarterfinal result at the Madrid Masters but also well rested having not played too many matches this spring, Medvedev should be set up nicely to play well in Paris. With the rest of the field less than daunting relative to its normal standard, if Medvedev is ever going to win the French Open then this is the year.

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