The French Open

French Open TennisThe French Open is the biggest clay court event of the year, and is co-sanctioned by the WTA and ATP tours. As one of the four grand slam events held annually, the French Open attracts some of the biggest television and live audiences in tennis.

The French Open’s unique character is provided by the surface on which it takes place. Clay court play requires unique technical abilities and considerable stamina, with extended rallies translating into some of the lengthiest, most taxing matches in any grand slam.

French Open Betting

French Open - Men's -
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Nadal, R4/510/115/610/111/14/519/2010/118/11
Djokovic, N6/511/811/86/46/411/813/1011/811/8
Federer, R101411141614141816
Murray, A151616172018202020
Del Potro, JM152516424033255033
Ferrer, D202020453333253333
S??derling, R232525455033224040
Gonz??lez, F100100100-100100--150
Almagro, N706666115100661008050
Melzer, J8012510011910080-150150
Gasquet, R6566661491006666100100
Berdych, T605050137100503310050
Andujar, P--------200
Bellucci, T-665015310050100125100
Chardy, J--------250
Dimitrov, G--------250
Simon, G150100150--100125275200
Verdasco, F100668013710080150125150
Wawrinka, S120100125149100100200150150
Andreev, I--------300
Baghdatis, M------200-250
Dodig, I--------300
Gimeno-Traver, D--------300
Golubev, A--------300
Granollers, M--------300
Kohlschreiber, P--------250
Mayer, F--------300
Montanes, A--------250
Raonic, M--125----175300
Seppi, A--------300
Robredo, T-------325150
Davydenko, N11080100239100100100150100
Monfils, G95100100239100100150225125
Cuevas, P--------400
Dolgopolov, Aleksandr--150193100-150275400
Garc??a L??pez, G--------300
Gil, F--------400
Hanescu, V--------400
Istomin, D--------400
Mathieu, P-H--------400
Nieminen, J--------400
Starace, P--------400
Tipsarevic, J--------400
Troicki, V------200-400
Tsonga, JW8580100314150150150175200
Benneteau, J--------500
Berankis, R--------500
Chela, JI--------500
Fognini, F--500-----500
Giraldo, S--500-----250
Hewitt, L--------500
Kavcic, B--------500
Kubot, L--------500
Llodra, M-------375400
Lopez, F----100--250500
Malisse, X--------500
Marchenko, I--------500
Nishikori, K--------500
Querrey, S-------425500
Schwank, E--------500
Cilic, M110150125489100200200225200
Ferrero, JC-125150489100250300275200
Gulbis, E-100200489100200200200200
Ljubicic, I-150200489500200250500500
Monaco, J-125150489150250150-400
Nalbandian, D---489100---150
Roddick, A200150200489500250250500200
Stepanek, R-200300489200200200-250
Youzhny, M-100200489200200200-300
Fish, M-------2751000
Gabashvili, T--------1000
Isner, J-200300-500250200-1000
Kunitsyn, I--------1000
Serra, F--------1000
Stakhovsky, S--------1000
De Bakker, T--------1500
Sela, D--------5000
Schuettler, R--------10000

As a grand slam event the French Open tennis tournament benefits from considerable media coverage, with a global audience tuning in to the event every year. The global interest in the French Open is reflected in the offers put up by online sportsbooks.

Fans can benefit from a wide selection of tennis bets during the French Open, including special ante-post tournament winner bets set up months prior to the event. Many online sportsbooks also offer great French Open betting specials, which give fans additional advantages when betting on this tournament.

French Open History

The French Open is traditionally known as the Roland Garros Tournament, in honour of the French World War 1 pilot of the same name. The first tournament was organised in 1891 as a national championship, with the games played on lawn.

By 1928 the French Open had moved onto clay and had started to draw an international field. In 1968 the annual tournament at the Stade de Roland Garros made history by becoming the first grand slam to feature professional players, marking the advent of the Open era.

French Open Winners

A French Open title is coveted by men’s and women’s tennis players alike. The complexities involved in winning on clay means that many players who dominate on other surfaces are unable to claim titles on clay.

As such, a win at the French Open is often the only thing standing between a top tennis player and a career Grand Slam of wins in all the biggest tournaments in tennis. Conversely, the French Open favours players who perform less well on the hard and fast surfaces used in other grand slams, with clay court specialists from Spain, France and Latin America doing particularly well in the tournament.

French Open Resources

Roland Garros
French Open Wikipedia
French Open Video Archives (French)

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