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French Open 2024 surprise winners

Do you think there will be a Roland Garros 2023 surprise winner? Are you looking to place a bet on a possible underdog to win the tournament? Check out the information right here before you do. 

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Daniil Medvedev


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Sacha Zverev


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Andrey Rublev


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French Open 2024 Surprise Title Winner – Tournament Rundown

Roland Garros is a tournament that has been dominated by one guy in the men’s game for quite some time. As you’ll probably know, that man is Rafael Nadal. But the legendary Spaniard is not playing in the 2023 French Open due to injury. So this gives others a fighting chance of lifting the trophy. And it also means that the likelihood of a Roland Garros 2023 surprise winner is far greater than it has been in recent times.

As for the women’s singles, the domination seen with the guys doesn’t really apply. Sure, there have been players who have enjoyed multiple successes here in recent years. But nobody has reached anywhere close to the invincibility of Rafael Nadal. Therefore, there’s a better chance that the Roland Garros 2023 winner for the women’s singles could be someone that we didn’t expect.

Anyway, this is exactly what the focus will be here, so let’s now get specific about the possible surprise winners for 2024.

Possible 2024 French Open Surprise Winners

For anyone to be classified as a ‘surprise winner’, they cannot be one of the favourites. And the best way to judge this is to look at players who haven’t been given ‘short odds’ from the bookmakers. Of course, we’ve already done the homework required to identify such players. This has led us to a handful of potential Roland Garros 2023 surprise winners for both events.

Men’s Singles

For the men’s singles, it’s obvious that everyone is talking about Djokovic and Alcaraz as the key favourites. However, other players have been making great strides forward in the 2023 season. This has prompted us to focus on three guys who could well upset the odds and become the Roland Garros 2023 winner:

  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Alex Zverev
  • Andrey Rublev

Women’s Singles

As referenced earlier, the women’s singles is certainly more open than the men’s singles. And while yes, players like Swiatek, Rybakina, and Sabalenka are clear favourites, there are others with a possible claim on the trophy. On that note, we’ve identified the following three players who could surprise us all and win Roland Garros this year:

  • Ons Jabeur
  • Paula Badosa
  • Coco Gauff

Roland Garros 2023 Winner – Outright Odds and Subsequent Chances for Mentioned Underdogs

Come on – we weren’t going to provide a list of potential underdogs to win and not give these names some justification! To really explain why the mentioned players could surprise us all in Paris, we must take a closer look. At the same time, it’s handy to know what the outright odds are. That’s because the odds identify just how much of an upset it would be if they were to win.

Men’s Singles

Below, you can see the shortlist of possible Roland Garros 2023 surprise winners with their respective odds:

  • Daniil Medvedev – 9/1
  • Alex Zverev – 20/1
  • Andrey Rublev – 28/1

The odds for these underdogs are quite different, and it’s Medvedev who leads the pack at a price of 9/1. This is largely thanks to his recent success in Rome, although he still doesn’t love the clay. As for the other guys, Zverev was playing sublime in Roland Garros last year before picking up his horror injury.

And in the case of Rublev, he did win the Monte Carlo Masters event just last month. So he clearly knows a thing or two about getting the job done on clay.

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Women’s Singles

Of the three possible surprise winners we’ve referenced above, here are their odds to win Roland Garros 2023:

  • Ons Jabeur – 14/1
  • Paula Badosa – 16/1
  • Coco Gauff – 16/1

Given that the odds are pretty long on all of these players, the returns would be quite spectacular if any of them did win the tournament. As for the justification for listing these players, allow us to explain. While Jabeur has been injured, she did make two Grand Slam finals in 2022, so she’s highly experienced in these bigger tournaments. As for Badosa, she’s been as high as number 2 in the world, and she is definitely finding her feet this season.

Finally, it’s hard to look past Coco Gauff as a contender after she reached the final in 2022.

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Roland Garros 2023 Surprise – FAQs

Can I bet on these players to become the Roland Garros 2023 winner?

Absolutely. The outright markets for Roland Garros are open right now.

What are the chances that the mentioned players will win the tournament?

By nature, it’s unlikely that these players will win Roland Garros, but they each have at least a shot.

Where should I back these potential Roland Garros 2023 surprise winners?

We’d recommend backing these players with bookies like bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, or Betfred.

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