Carlos Alcaraz falls in our 2023 French Open odds and picks

2023 French Open Odds: Alcaraz Falls In Semis With Cramp

The winter blues are over and it’s clay season as the 2023 French Open is heading into the semi-finals.

Let's break down the French Open favorites on both the men's and women's tennis courts.

According to the French Open odds at a variety of online sportsbooks, Novak Djokovic is the heavy -500 favorite on the men's court. In the women’s section, No. 1 Iga Swiatek (-275) is heavily favored to win the tournament title in back-to-back years.

Who Are The ATP French Open Betting Favorites? 

Men’s 2023 French Open Odds
Novak Djokovic-500
Casper Ruud+650
  • Odds as of June 9

Nadal Pulls Out of french open

Once at +400 odds, the Spaniard officially pulled out weeks before the start of the tournament with a hip injury. 

The 36-year-old is an insane 112-3 at the French Open and a stellar 63-8 in clay-court finals. It will be the first time since 1998 that neither Nadal nor Federer will play in the Grand Slam tournament.

Medvedev Upset in opening round!

Well, the path to the finals has gotten a lot easier for the men's competition in Paris. No. 2 Daniil Medvedev was brutally upset by unranked Thiago Seyboth Wild in a gritty match. 

The Russian was top five on the oddsboard at +1000 to win the tournament before getting shown the door. 

Rune runs out of gas

No. 6 Rune looked like a force to be reckoned with after beating Djokovic, the defending champ, in the Italian Open quarterfinals (6-2, 4-6, 6-2). It marked his second win over Djokovic in less than six months. 

The 20-year-old was energetically gritty throughout the tournament, victorious in the fourth round over No. 23 Cerundolo after a battle (7-3, 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6). 

Then our value pick fell in the quarterfinals to No. 4 Casper Ruud in four sets. 

French Open Odds: Carlos Alcaraz's Tragic Defeat

Fresh off defending his Madrid Open title, Carlos Alcaraz is the favorite in Paris, France. At just 20 years old, Alcaraz was carrying a shining 35-3 record in his 2023 luggage. The Spaniard has hoisted four titles since the new year, three of which were won on clay. 

For the first time in his career, Alcaraz entered as a top seed in a Grand Slam. He has dropped just a single set all tournament, including breezing through No. 26 Shapovalov (6-1, 6-4, 6-2) and No. 17 Musetti (6-3, 6-2, 6-2) in his recent two rounds. 

Then, in the third set of his semi-final meeting with No. 3 Djokovic, Alcaraz cramped up in his calf. His game deteriorated until the Serbian took over (6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1).

It was a tragic defeat as the match was abundant with beautiful shots and plenty of respect between the two tennis stars. 

Now, there's only one viable option for us bettors, Djokovic to take it all. 

Who Are The WTA French Open Betting Favorites?

WTA – Women’s 2023 French Open Odds
Iga Swiatek-500
Karolina Muchova+400
  • Odds as of June 8

Rybakina Withdraws From Tournament

Heading into her third-round matchup over the unranked Sorribes Tormo, No. 4 Rybakina bowed out of the tournament. One second on the oddsboard at +350 odds, the Kazakhstani was forced to leave Roland Garros with an illness. 

French Open Women's Odds: Swiatek Takes Over Oddsboard (-500)

After hoisting two of the last three French Open titles, it's obvious the world No. 1 would be a minus-odds favorite for the tournament. 

Swiatek, currently 14-1 on clay this year, dominated in 2022. The 21-year-old pocketed a whopping 37-match win streak and eight titles to earn over 11,000 ranking points at the end of the year.

But, that insane success is hard to upkeep. After dropping the Madrid Open to her on-court enemy Aryna Sabalenka (3-6, 6-3, 3-6), it's clear a true women's rivalry is brewing.

The Polish star strategically opted out of this season's Miami Open and Billie Jean King Cup in hopes to be in top shape to defend her title -- and she is. So far, she hasn't given her competition a chance. Picking up an easy third-round win over Xinyu Wang (6-0, 6-0) and was on pace to take down Ukraines' Tsurenko before she was forced to retire. 

Sabalenka's Gut-Wrenching Loss in semi-Finals

After Sabalenka's loss, Swiatek's odds dropped from -275 to -500, proving her route to hoist the title has gotten smoother. 

No. 2 Sabalenka holds a 3-5 overall career record when facing Swiatek, claiming the win in two of their last three meetings. But, there won't be a rematch after Sabalenka was knocked out by Muchova (6-7, 7-6, 5-7). Despite Sabalenka being up 5-2 in the final set, the Czech pushed to win 20 of the last 24 points of the match.

Last 10 French Open Winners For Men & Women

Last 10 French Open winners & opening odds
YearMen's WinnerOpening OddsWomen's WinnerOpening Odds
2022Rafael Nadal+400Iga Swiatek+200
2021Novak Djokovic+350Barbora Krejcikova+12500
2020Rafael Nadal+125Iga Swiatek+5000
2019Rafael Nadal-110Ashleigh Barty+4000
2018Rafael Nadal-135Simona Halep-600
2017Rafael Nadal+135Jelena Ostapenko+10000
2016Novak Djokovic-125Garbine Muguruza+1400
2015Stanislas Wawrinka+2000Serena Williams+250
2014Rafael Nadal-125Maria Sharapova+600
2013Rafael Nadal-110Serena Williams+275

If you look up French Open in the dictionary, you'll see a photo of Rafael Nadal. Of the 36-year-old's 22 Grand Slam titles, 14 have been earned at Roland Garros. In the last decade, the Spaniard has won seven times, including most recently (2022) and a four-year streak from 2017-2020.

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