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French Open live stream and tennis betting on Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

May 21, 2019January 6th, 2022

The French Open is underway and here at Unibet you can watch and bet on all the matches from the tournament in Paris!

That’s right — we’re showing the tennis live stream alongside our in-play betting markets here at Unibet.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all battling it out for the men’s singles title in 2019.

And Simona Halep and Kiki Bertens lead an exceptionally competitive women’s singles draw on the red dirt.

You can watch and bet on the matches simply by signing up to Unibet or logging into your account today!

So let’s take a look at some markets you may want to consider as the tournament progresses…

French Open live stream and betting

May 26 – June 9 — bet on Unibet TV

All eyes on Nadal

Of course, Rafael Nadal is peaking at just the right time for the French Open. Every year the Spaniard works through the clay season to reach this point. And he is the 1.90 favourite to win what would be a staggering 12th title on the Parisian clay.

 

 

But is Nadal worth backing at this price? He has played four clay tournaments so far this season, losing in three semi-finals. He did win last time out in the Italian Open final, beating Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the final. But Djokovic pushed the Spaniard hard and blamed fatigue as the reason Nadal dominated that final set.

All eyes are on Nadal here in France. But Djokovic at 3.75 is a decent shout too. The Serb is No 1 seed here and really doesn’t have a challenger projected in his draw until a possible quarter-final clash with Alexander Zverev, who is himself a great outside bet at 41.00.

Federer or Thiem worth backing?

So what about Roger Federer (26.00)? The Swiss maestro is finally back in Paris, having not played here since 2015. Federer beat Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 6-2 6-4 6-4 in his opening match of the tournament but has not exactly impressed in his two warm-up outings on clay this year.

 

 

Federer exited at the quarter-final stages of the Madrid Open and Italian Open — once to Dominic Thiem and the other to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Now, both these men are seen as ones for the future. And Thiem is well placed at 8.00 to win the French Open. The Austrian is seeded fourth here and reached the 2018 final before losing 6-4 6-3 6-2 to Nadal. Thiem has plenty of backing in the tennis betting markets and you can bet and watch tennis live during his matches here with Unibet!

Greek gem Tsitsipas is also worth keeping an eye on. At 24.00 he is priced behind the big favourites. But Tsitsipas reached the final of Madrid and the semis in Rome. He is already into the second round after beating Maximilian Marterer in three sets and may be worth a punt.

Women’s draw wide open

It is a testament to the women’s tour right now that there is no one massive favourite to win the French Open. Tennis over the past few decades has been dominated by a select number of champions — more so in the men’s tour than the women’s.

 

 

Indeed, with Serena Williams (19.00) now dropping away from the pinnacle of the women’s game, a host of players have moved to fill the void.

Simona Halep is the 5.50 favourite to defend her French Open crown won last year. Halep is third seed for this tournament but is the clay expert — especially over No 1 seed Naomi Osaka. Halep plays Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round on Tuesday, May 28 and should win comfortably at 1.15. She is also a decent bet at 2.45 to reach the semi-finals.

Osaka, meanwhile, is way down at 16.00 to win the French Open. The Japan star has never got past the third round in Paris and is, in reality, not a clay-court player. She may have won the last two Grand Slams — in Melbourne and New York — but Paris is different. Don’t expect a title here from the 21-year-old.

Instead, if you’re looking for an outsider then Karolina Pliskova at 16.00 is an excellent bet. The second seed beat Madison Brengle 6-2 6-3 in her opening match on Sunday, May 26 and looks in fine fettle.