Novak Djokovic confirmed himself as the most successful men’s player of all-time by clinching a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title at the French Open and the Serb will have his sights set on more success in Paris in 2024.
Djokovic's third French Open title moved him one clear of Rafael Nadal in terms of men's majors, although he may still have ambitions of equalling Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles victories.
The 36-year-old guaranteed his return to world number one with that recent triumph and is 9/4 to defend his French Open title next year, with young gun Carlos Alcaraz, who was his semi-final victim, 6/4 to exact his revenge.
Legendary Spaniard Nadal, an injury absentee this year, is 4/1 to regain the winning thread in 2024 with what would be his 15th clay-court Slam.
|What||2024 French Open|
|When||Sunday 26th May - Sunday 9th June 2024|
|How to watch||bet365 Sports Live Streaming and Eurosport|
|Odds||Carlos Alcaraz 6/4, Novak Djokovic 9/4, Rafael Nadal 4/1, Holger Rune 8/1, Stefanos Tsitsipas 10/1|
When Djokovic and Nadal finally call time on their glistening careers, Alcaraz is the man expected to dominate the tennis scene and the Spanish youngster is 6/4 to win next season's French Open.
The 20-year-old has already claimed Grand Slam glory, having won the US Open in 2022, and he is a formidable opponent to face on clay, too.
Seven of his ten tournament wins have come on the slower surface, including title triumphs in Barcelona and Madrid this season, which are two of the biggest clay-court events scheduled outside of the French Open.
Alcaraz was soundly beaten by Djokovic in what was a star-studded French Open semi-final this year, but the Spaniard struggled with cramps and was unable to do himself justice.
Djokovic capitalised on the injury absence of Nadal to claim his third French Open title, a victory that moved him out on his own on 23 Grand Slam successes.
Despite that success, clay is considered the weakest surface of the Serb with only three of that major haul coming in the French capital.
But the 36-year-old showed he is still the man to be feared with this year's success, which saw him not only defeat Alcaraz, but also brush aside Karen Khachanov and Casper Ruud to take the title.
By the time next season's French Open comes around, Djokovic could have improved upon his tally of 23 Grand Slam wins and he is 9/4 to retain his trophy in 2024.
Nadal had made the French Open his own down the years, with the mighty Mallorcan having ruled the Paris major on 14 occasions, failing to claim the trophy on only four of his visits to the French capital.
The 37-year-old was forced to miss this year's event through injury and his advancing years mean there may not be many more opportunities to see the legendary Spaniard strut his stuff on the Paris clay.
But rule the 22-time Grand Slam champion out at your peril and if turning up to next season's French Open healthy and happy, he is going to be a danger to all at 4/1.
Now at world number six, Holger Rune is one of the game's big improvers and it appears only a matter of time before the Danish delight gets a taste of Grand Slam glory.
The 20-year-old won the 2019 French Open boys' title and in the years to come is expected to challenge for the main event.
Rune finished runner-up in Monte Carlo and Rome in 2023, two ATP 1000 events, and his two previous appearances in the main draw of the French Open have seen him make the quarter-final.
The Monaco resident, who was beaten by Casper Ruud in the last eight in Paris this year, is 8/1 to take the French Open title in 2024.
has come closer than most to be crowned French Open champion, as he led Djokovic by two sets in the 2021 final before being overhauled.
The Greek star could only make the quarter-final in 2023, having been readily beaten by Alcaraz, but the 24-year-old still has time on his side and three of his last four title triumphs have come on the clay.
The world number five has made at least the quarter-final in Paris in three of the last four seasons and is 10/1 to be crowned champion next year.