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2024 French Open men’s semifinal odds, predictions: Alexander Zverev vs. Casper Ruud picks by tennis expert

Written by on June 7, 2024

Fourth-ranked Alexander Zverev of Germany will meet seventh-ranked Casper Ruud of Norway in the semifinals of the 2024 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET. Both players are seeking their first-ever Grand Slam title. Ruud will look to advance to his third consecutive French Open championship match, having lost in the final the past two years. Zverev is in the semifinals in Paris for the fourth year in a row and is looking to advance to the finals for the first time. Ruud advanced to Friday’s semifinal following Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal due to a knee injury. 

SportsLine’s consensus list Zverev as the -130 favorite (risk $130 to win $100) on the money line, while Ruud is a +100 underdog in the latest Zverev vs. Ruud odds. Zverev has 23 career singles titles and has been runner-up 11 times. Ruud, meanwhile, has 12 career singles championships and 11 runner-up finishes. Before you bet on the 2024 French Open, you need to see what proven SportsLine tennis handicapper Jose Onorato has to say. 

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 bets. He studies current form, players’ tendencies on a particular surface, weather conditions and many other relevant factors. That systematic approach helped Onorato go 160-104-8 – up 97.32 units – since 2022.

Now, Onorato has released his picks for the 2024 French Open. You can head to SportsLine now to see them

Top 2024 French Open men’s semifinals predictions

Onorato has seen just how much Zverev has had to battle to reach this point. He defeated Spain’s Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the opening round, before defeating David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-2. In the third round, he was tested to the limit, escaping with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands. He then outlasted Holger Rune of Denmark 4-6, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2, in the fourth round, setting up his win over De Minaur in the quarterfinals.

Zverev, 27, who turned pro in 2013, reached his current ranking last month. The previous top ranking he achieved was No. 2 in June 2022. He is looking to reach a Grand Slam final for the first time since 2020, when he lost to Dominic Thiem 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the championship of the U.S. Open. He has a career mark of 494-233, including 180-76 on clay.

Ruud, 25, who has been playing professionally since 2015, has been on a mission. In the opening round, he defeated Felipe Meligeni Alves of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, before escaping with a 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 second-round win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain. He then beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry of Argentina 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the third round. American Taylor Fritz was next, and Ruud posted a 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 fourth-round triumph.

Ruud has played well in Paris, posting a 24-6 record at the French Open. He is also solid on clay, going 21-4 on the surface this year and 233-99 in his career. Ruud has compiled a 39-9 overall record in 2024 and is 392-202 all-time. He has claimed 12 career titles and 11 runner-up finishes over nearly a 10-year span. See who to pick here

How to make 2024 French Open men’s singles semifinals picks

Onorato has locked in his best bets, and they include confident picks on the outright winner, as well as advice on how long this semifinal match lasts. You need to see his picks and analysis before locking in any 2024 French Open bets of your own.

So who wins Zverev vs. Ruud, and what pick could lead to a big return? Visit SportsLine now to check out Jose Onorato’s bets for the 2024 French Open semifinals, all from the tennis expert who is 160-104-8, up 97.32 units since 2022, and find out. 

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