Okay BetUS tennis betting community, with qualifying matches at the 2020 French Open already underway and the main draw getting started Sept. 27, it’s time to take a look at the field of potential winners on both, the men’s ATP side and the women’s WTA portion. With chivalry still alive and well — at least in my household — let’s get started with the ladies first!
Women’s French Open Prohibitive Favorite
The 28-year-old world No. 2 might not be getting the press she deserves, but she should be as she enters an event she always performs well in. Halep is 28-9 all-time at Roland Garros and reached the quarterfinals last year – after taking home the hardware in 2018.
Women’s French Open Contenders
Maybe it’s me, but I’m stunned that the 28-year-old native of the Netherlands is the second choice on the board. Yes, she reached the semis in 2016, but she hasn’t been past the third round since and is just 12-8 at Roland Garros all-time.
Williams, now just days shy of her 38th birthday, is a three-time winner at Roland Garros, but she hasn’t won it all since 2015. More importantly, Williams has had consecutive appearances that are trending the wrong way after reaching the fourth round in 2018 and third round a year ago.
The 31-year-old from Belarus is back in a big way after reaching the finals at the US Open, but Azarenka is also just 22-12 all-time at Roland Garros and has not been past the third round since reaching the semis in 2013.
Andreescu stunned everyone by bashing her way to the 2019 US Open title, but the powerful Canadian has never been past the second round in three appearances in the French Open.
Still, just 23 years old, the powerful Lativan battered everyone in the field to claim the French Open title in 2017. Yes, she’s been dispatched in the first round in each of the last two years, but she’ll have a chance in a loaded field that should produce plenty of high-level matches.
Men’s French Open Prohibitive Favorite
Nadal has gone a spectacular 93-2 all-time at Roland Garros while winning an unprecedented 12 titles. Still, if you saw his straight-sets loss to Diego Schwartzman in the recently completed Italian Open, you should expect Rafa to be tested this year unlike any other year in recent ATP Tour memory.
Men’s French Open Contenders
The 27-year-old Austrian has reached — and lost — consecutive finals at Roland Garros, but he’s also entering this year’s event with some newfound confidence after winning the 2020 US Open.
The world No. 1 from Serbia is coming off a win in the Italian Open and he’ll definitely be motivated after getting defaulted out of the US Open. Djokovic is 68-14 all-time at Roland Garros and made six consecutive appearances in the semis or better from 2011-16 with four finals appearances thrown in for good measure.
While the 23-year-old German is still waiting to win his first major, he came oh so close in New York weeks ago. More importantly, Zverev has made consecutive appearances in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and reached the finals of the US Open before losing in an epic five-setter.
Stan Wawrinka +3300
You can sleep on the 35-year-old “Stanimal” if you want to, but I wouldn’t. The powerful Wawrinka is 42-14 all-time at Roland Garros and made it to the quarterfinals here in 2019. Wawrinka used his sweet, one-handed backhand to bash his way to the title in 2015 – while dispatching the likes of Roger Federer and Djokovic along the way.