French Open 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

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PARIS — Catch up on the French Open with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about what happened at the clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, how to watch it, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more:

The match getting by far the most attention — Rafael Nadal vs. Alexander Zverev — will be third in Court Philippe Chatrier. That means it should start at around 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT; 9:30 a.m. EDT). That will be preceded by No. 8 Ons Jabeur against Sachia Vickery, which starts play in the main stadium at noon (1000 GMT; 6 a.m. EDT), and the second match there, with Iga Swiatek against Leolia Jeanjean. Another match that could generate interest will be Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner, who is coming off a hip injury, against Chris Eubanks, a big-serving American who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year. That starts the day in Court Suzanne Lenglen at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT; 5 a.m. EDT).

Two-time major champion Carlos Alcaraz pronounced his recently injured forearm "fully recovered," even if it still is "feeling weird," after overwhelming J.J. Wolf 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round. "It's still in my mind, but I didn't feel anything after the match ... which is really, really good for me." Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka won a match at a major for the first time in more than two years by defeating Lucia Bronzetti 1-6, 6-4, 7-5, to advance to what could be a second-round showdown against Swiatek. Other players moving into the second round included Caroline Garcia of France, 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, No. 30 Dayana Yastremska and Donna Vekic in the women's draw, and No. 6 Andrey Rublev, No. 8 Hubert Hurkacz and No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov in the men's. No. 17 seed Ugo Humbert was eliminated by Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. There was a brief rain shower in the afternoon, which delayed action on several courts but allowed for the first use of the new retractable roof at Court Suzanne Lenglen.

— In the U.S.: Tennis Channel, NBC, Peacock.

— Other countries are listed here.

Nadal is usually favored to win the championship at the French Open — he has 14, after all — but BetMGM Sportsbook has him as the underdog in the first round against No. 4 seed Zverev on Monday. Zverev is a -350 money-line favorite against Nadal, who is listed at +260 for that match. Nadal is just 7-4 this year and missed nearly all of last year while dealing with injuries; that is why he is unseeded and so could have been drawn to face anyone to begin the tournament. Zverev was a semifinalist in Paris each of the past three years and is coming off a clay-court title at the Italian Open this month. Swiatek is a big favorite to win the title (-155), so it makes sense that she is listed at -10000 against Jeanjean, who has +1600 money-line odds for their match.

— Monday-Tuesday: First Round (Women and Men)

— Wednesday-Thursday: Second Round (Women and Men)

— May 31-June 1: Third Round (Women and Men)

— June 2-3: Fourth Round (Women and Men)

— June 4-5: Quarterfinals (Women and Men)

— June 6: Women's Semifinals

— June 7: Men's Semifinals

— June 8: Women's Final

— June 9: Men's Final

Try your hand at the AP's quiz about Rafael Nadal.

What to read heading into the French Open:

Why is Rafael Nadal unseeded in Paris? And why won't there be a farewell ceremony

2023 champ Novak Djokovic enters Roland Garros with "low expectations and high hopes"

Chris Evert thinks Iga Swiatek could break her record of 7 French Open women's titles

Everyone assumes this is Rafael Nadal's last French Open. He is not 100% sure

A look at each of Rafael Nadal's 14 championships at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal is not the only French Open player thinking about retirement

Zero — The number of times Rafael Nadal has lost consecutive matches on clay courts in his career. He will face Alexander Zverev at the French Open on Monday; his previous outing was a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Hubert Hurkacz at the Italian Open on May 11.

28 — The number of months Naomi Osaka went without winning a Grand Slam match before her 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Lucia Bronzetti on Sunday. Osaka's last match win at a major came at the Australian Open in January 2022.

"I will try to catch as much as I can from that match. I think everyone will want to see what will happen." — Novak Djokovic, on whether he will watch Rafael Nadal vs. Alexander Zverev.


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