Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. Tennis
  2. French Open

British chances at the French Open including Katie Boulter & Dan Evans

The season's second Grand Slam, the French Open, is upon us and it is fair to say British success has been limited at the Paris major.

In the men's singles event, Andy Murray's run to the 2016 final was the only notable high point in recent years, while Sue Barker is the only woman to win the French Open singles title, doing so back in 1976.

There was not much for the UK to shout about at last year's French Open, with Cameron Norrie's third-round appearance the highlight of the tournament and the 2024 edition looks to be delivering much of the same.

French Open

Dan Evans French Open odds

Little is expected of 33-year-old Dan Evans, who is a massive 500/1 to go the distance in Paris.

Evans is the last British man standing at Rolland Garros, but faces a tricky first round tie against Danish star Holger Rune.

Given his dire form, the outright price will come as no surprise for those who have followed the Birmingham-born ace in 2024.

Evans has won only three of his 13 matches on the ATP Tour this season, losing his opening matches at the Grand Prix Hassan II, Monte-Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open.

He has twice made the fourth round of a major but those successes came in 2017 (Australian Open) and 2021 (US Open) and it feels like he may now be past his best.

Katie Boulter French Open odds

Katie Boulter is the only remaining British woman in the singles at Roland Garros this year and the 27-year-old continues to be one of the most influential British players on the WTA Tour.

Despite her long odds of 500/1, she has enjoyed some strong form in 2024, picking up one singles title in the process at the San Diego Open in March, which included some big wins over the likes of Donna Vekic and Beatriz Haddad Maia.

Although most of her court time has been on hard courts this season, she likely needs more experience on the slower surface to make an impact.

Cameron Norrie French Open odds

As has often been the case in recent seasons, Norrie looked like the UK's best hope of success at the French Open this year, although it didn't turn out to be a successful tournament for the British number one.

The 28-year-old suffered a shock first round exit to world number 56 Pavel Kotov, losing in five sets against a man who had only previously won one match at a Grand Slam.

The French Open remains Norrie's weakest Grand Slam, with his best performances being third round appearances in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

He at least enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open in April, but has plenty of work still to do for success this season, and is a 66/1 shot to win Wimbledon this summer.

Jack Draper French Open odds

Young Brit Jack Draper will also be disappointed with his showing at Roland Garros this year, losing in five sets to world number 176 Jesper De Jong.

Draper has enjoyed little success on clay so far in his career but did attempt to stage a comeback in the tie with De Jong, fighting back from two sets down to level at 2-2 before losing the fifth set 6-3.

Draper did reach the quarter-finals of the Bavarian International as sixth seed in April, but the competition was not exactly stellar, and he won just one out of three matches in total across the Monte-Carlo Masters and Madrid Open.

However, the 22-year-old made the fourth round of last year's US Open - his best performance at a Grand Slam - and will be hoping for more success in the later stages of the season on more favourable surfaces.

Andy Murray French Open odds

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray fell at the first hurdle at Roland Garros, losing in straight sets to 39-year-old Swiss veteran Stan Wawrinka.

It was a disappointing showing for the Scotsman, in what is likely to be his last appearance in Paris before his seemingly imminent retirement this summer.

Murray has only participated at the French Open once since his hip problems began, again beaten in straight sets by old foe Wawrinka in the first round in 2020.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets Join Now

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.