The French Open (Roland Garros) - Betting Odds, Trophy, History and More



Tournament Details:

Date: 2024.05.26 - 2024.06.09
Location: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Sport: Tennis Surface: Clay
Total Prize Money: €43.6m



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French Open is the only major Grand Slam tournament held on Clay Surfaces and is chronologically the second of the four Grand Slam competitions. The tournament is among the premier sporting competitions held in France and attracts great interest from fans worldwide. The competition is annually held in France's prestigious city, Paris.


Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay and the most successful player at the French Open, also known as the Roland Garros.  Bet on the upcoming tennis event.History:

The inaugural edition of the French Open was held back in 1891. Initially, it was an annual tennis championship organized in France. However, the competition has had the status of a Grand Slam event since 1925.

Until now, 126 editions of the French Open have been held, while 92 of them have had the status of a Grand Slam.


Surfaces:

While it remains the Mecca of Clay Competitions in the modern world, it actually started on Sand Courts. In its initial years, the tournament was played on sand courts. However, the competition switched to Clay courts in 1908. Until 1975, it was the only major tennis competition played on Clay courts.

Clay surfaces are generally slower but offer a higher bounce. As a result, the overall gameplay is slightly on the slower side but demands greater force and power from the players. Thus, French Open is one of the most exhaustive and physically challenging tennis competitions in the world.


Location:

The competition is held at Stade Roland Garros, which is a complex of tennis courts. Because of the naming of the iconic venue, French Open is commonly called Roland Garros.


Competition Categories:

The Grand Slam features competition for men and women in both the singles and doubles categories. Moreover, a Mixed Double competition is also an integral part of the French Open.

The prestigeous Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy, awarded to the winner of the Goland Garros tennis tournament.  Illustration.  Tennis art.  Drawing.

Trophy:

The Roland Garros Trophy, also known as the Coupe des Mousquetaires (the Musketeers' Trophy), is the trophy awarded to the winner of the men's singles competition.

The trophy itself is made of silver and stands about 22 centimeters (8.7 inches) tall. It features a figure of a musketeer, representing the Four Musketeers of French tennis: Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, and Rene Lacoste, who dominated the sport in the 1920s. The Musketeers' Trophy was first introduced in 1981, replacing the previous trophy, the Coupe Marcel Bernard.

The men's singles champion of the French Open receives a smaller replica of the trophy to keep permanently.


2023 Champions:

Men’s Singles – Novak Djokovic
Women’s Singles – Iga Swiatek


Prize Money:

There is always a lot of money involved when you talk about Grand Slams. The overall prize money of the French Open tennis tournament was a massive €43.6m in 2023. This just shows how lucrative French Open is.


Roland Garros 2024 Betting Odds:

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Most Wins:

Men’s Singles – Rafael Nadal:

When you talk about Clay and French Open, only one name stands tall among all. And that glorious name is Rafael Nadal. With an emphatic win at the 2022 French Open, Nadal won his record-breaking 22nd Grand Slam and 14th French Open tennis tournament. His 14 titles came in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022.

With the next best being 8 titles of Max Decugis, the record shows how successful Nadal has been on the clay courts.

Men’s Doubles Titles:

Daniel Nestor from Canada and Max Mirnyi from Belarus hold the record for most French Open titles in the doubles category. The two have won four titles each, though with different partners.

Women's Singles:

Among Women, the American former world number one Chris Evert has been the most successful tennis player on the French Clay. She holds the record for winning most French Open titles in the women’s category, with 7 titles to her name.

Women’s Doubles:

In the women’s doubles category, Martina Navratilova has been the most successful player at French Open, with 7 French Open titles to her name.

Mixed Doubles Category:

In the mixed doubles category, Jean-Claude Barclay and Françoise Durr won three titles in 1968, 1971, and 1973. Thus, holding the record for the category.

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