Previous to the French Open we had the Australian Open (from January 14th to January 27th) and after the French Open we will have Wimbledon (from July 1st to July 15th) and the US Open (from August 26 to September 8).
Who are the all-time French Open champions
Rafael Nadal is the most successful player at Roland-Garros - he has achieved eleven titles in total between 2005 and 2018.
American Chris Evert holds the record for the most women's singles titles - she won seven between 1974 and 1986.
Federer and Lendl
Surprisingly if you were to ask how many French Open titles hasRoger Federer won, your answer would be just one, in 2009. Ivan Lendl (picture) won three times in France.
Serena Williams is the most successful active female player, although she too has underachieved at the French Open. Just three of her 23 grand slams have been won in Paris.
Here are closing odds and results of the 2019 French Open Championship Finals.
What are the types of bets available at the French Open
In addition to tournament outright betting, there are several ways to bet on individual matches at the French Open.
French Open Over-Under Odds
Over Under betting is available on a number of tennis betting odds, most commonly the total games market. The sportsbook will give you a number of games (for example 35.5), and it will be up to you to determine if there will be less or more throughout the match.
Let's use last year's French Open men's final as an example. Rafael Nadal was the firm favourite against Dominic Thiem, although the line was set at 35.5 games. This means that the sportsbooks were counting on three very tight sets, or potentially the match going to a fourth set, even though it seemed reasonable to predict a straight-sets victory to Novak given the form he has been in.
The match ended as such, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, making for a total of 27 games - well under the line. A simple unders bet would have fetched you around -112, but if you had picked your own line and chosen under +29.5 games, for example, you would have taken home winnings at 4.20.
French Open Correct Score Odds
The correct score market lets you select the winning margin in terms of sets. For example, in last year's French Open women's final Simona Halep won in three sets - 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. If you had picked her to win 2:1, the odds available were 3.77.
French Open Asian Handicap Odds
Asian Handicaps at the French Open focus on the number of games a player wins in a match, although unlike the over/under market, you will see a player with a handicap such as -3.5. This means that this player would need to win the match by 4 clear games or more, so if your player won 6-4, 6-4, you would win your wager.
French Open Odds Evens Odds
Odds and Evens betting is a toss of a coin and allows you to select whether there will be an odd or even number of games in a set or match.
For example, the Men's 2018 final featured 27 games, so the odds would have won. The payout here will always be around 1.89.