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French Open 2014 TV schedule, live stream info, dates, draws, odds & predictions

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The second Grand Slam of the tennis season is among us, as the best players in the world will gather at Roland Garros for the 2014 French Open. As detailed in an LA Times report on May 20, dates for Les Internationaux de France de Tennis, TV schedule, live stream information, draws, odds and predictions are now available.

The 113th edition of the French Open is scheduled to get underway Sunday, May 25 and culminates with the men’s singles finals on Sunday, June 8 in Paris, France. With eight Roland Garros titles to his name, four-time defending champion Rafael Nadal will lead the way as the top seed in the men’s draw, while Serena Williams – a two-time winner who will be defending her crown in 2014 – will be the one to beat on the ladies’ side.

The official French Open 2014 draws will be announced on Friday, May 23 at 5:30 a.m. ET (2:30 a.m. PT). Tennis fans around the world can watch the proceedings via free live stream at Roland Garros TV.

As far as TV scheduling and live streaming information for the actual matches are concerned, a TV By The Numbers report indicates that ESPN will have continuous coverage of this year’s clay Grand Slam from Round 1. As usual, DirecTV customers will have the ability to experience the French Open on a larger scale with in-depth coverage (channels 701-707).

Meanwhile, the best way to watch this event live online is to stream the matches on ESPN's live streaming page. For more TV and live streaming information please visit Watch-ESPN and ESPN.com’s TV programming schedule.

Tennis oddsmakers are certainly not taking any chances when it pertains to listing their early betting favorites. Days before opening day, the top two seeds are favored to repeat as Roland Garros champs. Rafael Nadal currently leads the men’s draw at +130 odds, while Serena Williams sits atop the women’s field at +120.

From a personal standpoint, while one would find it very hard to argue against Williams, if this year’s clay-court season has proven anything, it is that “Rafa” is simply not at his best. Therefore, taking Novak Djokovic +150 seems like a smarter decision to make in best-of-five set matches.

Odds to Win French Open 2014 (Men’s Draw)

Rafael Nadal +130
Novak Djokovic +150
Stanislas Wawrinka +600
Kei Nishikori +1000
Roger Federer +1500
Andy Murray +2000
David Ferrer +2000
Tomas Berdych +5000
Grigor Dimitrov +5000
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga +6000
Nicolas Almagro +6000
Fabio Fognini +6000
Milos Raonic +8000
Ernests Gulbis +10000
Richard Gasquet +12500
Gael Monfils +15000
Jerzy Janowicz +15000
Alexandr Dolgopolov +15000
Marin Cilic +15000
John Isner +20000
Tommy Robredo +25000
Gilles Simon +25000
Fernando Verdasco +25000
Tommy Haas +25000
Philipp Kohlschreiber +25000
Mikhail Youzhny +30000
Benoit Paire +30000
Juan Monaco +30000
Sam Querrey +50000
Kevin Anderson +50000
Feliciano Lopez +50000
Bernard Tomic +50000
Janko Tipsarevic +50000
Jeremy Chardy +50000
Marcos Baghdatis +50000
Jurgen Melzer +50000

Odds to Win French Open 2014 (Women’s Draw)

Serena Williams +120
Maria Sharapova +400
Na Li +500
Simona Halep +1000
Ana Ivanovic +1500
Agnieszka Radwanska +2000
Sara Errani +2500
Eugenie Bouchard +3000
Petra Kvitova +3000
Dominika Cibulkova +3000
Samantha Stosur +4000
Jelena Jankovic +4000
Sloane Stephens +5000
Flavia Pennetta +5000
Svetlana Kuznetsova +5000
Angelique Kerber +5000
Caroline Garcia +6000
Carla Suarez Navarro +8000
Andrea Petkovic +8000
Garbine Muguruza +8000
Caroline Wozniacki +10000
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +10000
Sabine Lisicki +10000
Alize Cornet +12500
Kaia Kanepi +15000
Lucie Safarova +15000
Venus Williams +15000
Ekaterina Makarova +20000
Maria Kirilenko +20000
Francesca Schiavone +20000
Roberta Vinci +20000
Madison Keys +25000
Julia Goerges +25000
Kirsten Flipkens +50000
Heather Watson +50000
Laura Robson +50000

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