The second tennis major of the year has arrived, with the 2024 French Open beginning on Sunday from Roland Garros in Paris, France. Novak Djokovic is the defending champion on the men's side, in addition to being the No. 1 seed, and he's followed by No. 2 Jannik Sinner and No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz in the 2024 French Open men's draw. Rafael Nadal, a 14-time champion at Roland Garros, is back in the French Open 2024 field after missing last year's tournament due to injury.

Alcaraz is coming off his first French Open semifinal a year ago and is the +225 favorite (risk $100 to win $225) in the latest tennis odds. Djokovic, who is listed at +275 per the 2024 French Open odds, must at least reach the final to remain No. 1 after the tournament. Sinner (+400) could overtake him for the top spot, while Nadal is at +2200, and Taylor Fritz, the top-seeded American at No. 12, is a +5000 longshot. Before locking in any 2024 French Open picks or predictions, you need to see the French Open 2024 picks from SportsLine tennis handicapper Jose Onorato.

Onorato grew up playing competitive tennis in Caracas, Venezuela. After coming to the U.S., he trained with famed coach Nick Bollettieri at IMG Academy in Florida and faced players like Robert Farah, now one of the world's top-ranked doubles players. 

Onorato, who holds dual degrees in finance and economics from the University of Miami, does extensive research before placing any tennis bet. He studies current form, players' tendencies on a particular surface, weather conditions and many other relevant factors. That systematic approach has helped Onorato go 160-104-8 (+97.32 units) since 2022. Earlier this year, he picked Sinner as a +700 futures longshot to win the 2024 Australian Open, which he did in five sets over Daniil Medvedev.

Now, Onorato has broken down the latest odds for the men's draw of the 2024 French Open and released his coveted best bets to win it all. He's sharing all of his picks and analysis at SportsLine.

Top 2024 French Open picks

One surprise: Onorato is fading Djokovic. The French Open is clearly Djokovic's weakest major as the clay courts of Roland Garros have given him issues. Among the four majors, he has his fewest titles (3), his fewest final appearances (7) and his worst win percentage (85%) at the French.

It would be encouraging if Djokovic was entering with a strong record on clay this season, but that's not the case. Earlier this month at the Italian Open, Djokovic lost in the third round in straight sets to Alejandro Tabilo, who was ranked No. 32 in the world. Then in his final event before the French Open, Djokovic lost on clay to No. 44 Tomas Machac at the Geneva Open. The defending champ will face much tougher competition in Roland Garros, which is a big reason why Onorato doesn't foresee a repeat champion.

"Djokovic, a seasoned champion, has shown some inconsistency this season," Onorato told SportsLine. "The physical and tactical demands of the Parisian clay could test his current form, making his prospects at this year's tournament uncertain." You can see who to back here.

How to make 2024 French Open predictions

Onorato has thoroughly studied the men's draw and has identified three more futures plays, including one on a longshot that would pay nearly 10-1. He's only sharing his analysis, and all of his men's French Open picks and best bets, at SportsLine.

So where does all the value lie in the men's 2024 French Open, and what longshot is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Onorato's best futures bets for the men's draw, all from the tennis expert, and find out.

2024 French Open odds, contenders, favorites 

See 2024 French Open picks at SportsLine.

Carlos Alcaraz +225
Novak Djokovic +275
Jannik Sinner +400
Alexander Zverev +600
Stefanos Tsitsipas +700
Casper Ruud +1000
Rafael Nadal +2200
Andrey Rublev +2500
Holger Rune +2500
Daniil Medvedev +2800
Taylor Fritz +5000
Felix Auger-Aliassime +8000
Nicolas Jarry +8000
Hubert Hurkacz +8000
Alejandro Tabilo +9000
Grigor Dimitrov +9000