French Open 2024: Holger Rune vs Dan Evans preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick | Roland Garros

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Holger Rune vs Dan Evans is one of the first-round matches at the 2024 French Open, (Photo: Getty)
Holger Rune vs Dan Evans is one of the first-round matches at the 2024 French Open, (Photo: Getty)

Match Details

Fixture: (13) Holger Rune vs Dan Evans

Date: May 28, 2024

Tournament: French Open 2024

Round: First Round (Round of 128)

Venue: Paris, France

Category: Grand Slam

Surface: Clay (Outdoor)

Prize Money: £53,478,000

Live Telecast: USA - NBC, Tennis Channel, Peacock | Canada - TSN, RDS | UK - Eurosport, Discovery+ | India - Sony Ten


Holger Rune vs Dan Evans preview

Rune at the 2024 French Open. (Photo: Getty)
Rune at the 2024 French Open. (Photo: Getty)

Thirteenth seed Holger Rune will lock horns with Dan Evans in the first round of the 2024 French Open on Tuesday.

Rune began his clay swing at the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he was the runner-up last year. He could only make the quarterfinals this time, going down to the in-form Jannik Sinner in three sets.

Rune's title defence at the BMW Open in Munich came to an end in the semifinals against Jan-Lennard Struff, losing 6-2, 6-0. He only reached the third round of the Madrid Open and the Italian Open, concluding his pre-French Open prep with a 6-4 record on clay.

Evans has been in dire form the entire season, winning just three matches. Aside from his first-round wins in Adelaide, Los Cabos and Miami, he crashed out in the first round everywhere else.

The Brit lost to Christopher Eubanks in the second round of the Miami Open and hasn't registered a win since then. He failed to make it past the opening hurdle at his last five tournaments on clay and has arrived at the French Open on a six-match losing streak.


Holger Rune vs Dan Evans head-to-head

The two have never crossed paths on the tour prior to this, so their head-to-head stands at 0-0.


Holger Rune vs Dan Evans odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap BetsTotal Games
Holger Rune-1000
+1.5 (-2500)
Over 31.5 (-125)
Dan Evans
+550
-1.5 (+775)
Under 31.5 (-110)

(Odds are sourced from BetMGM)


Holger Rune vs Dan Evans prediction

Dan Evans at the 2024 Italian Open. (Photo: Getty)
Dan Evans at the 2024 Italian Open. (Photo: Getty)

Rune's performance on clay this season hasn't met the standards set by him last year. He won the BMW Open, reached the finals in Monte Carlo and Rome, to notch up a 12-3 record before the French Open in 2023. He has won half as many matches this year during the same period.

Evans, meanwhile, has struggled even more. He's yet to win a match on clay, and given his record at the French Open, that seems like a long shot as well. The Brit is 1-6 in Paris in his career, reaching the second round only once, in 2022.

Rune, meanwhile, made the quarterfinals of the French Open in both his previous appearances. While the young Dane is far from his best level, he should make light work of a slumping Evans to advance.

Pick: Holger Rune to win in straight sets

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