The 2021 French Open betting odds have been revealed, and it will come as no surprise to many that Rafael Nadal – the 13-time champion at Roland Garros – has been installed as the 1.53 favourite with the leading bookmakers.
The second in line is Stefanos Tsitsipas, available at 5.0, and Novak Djokovic, the beaten finalist last year who has just one French Open title to his name, is next best at 5.50.
In the women’s draw, the Roland Garros winner betting odds has been constantly changing as the competition is progressing. The previous favourites are out of competition and, when it comes to the two finalists, Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the odds favour the former at 1.87 on 1XBET.
As you can see, the bookies think they have a handle on the men’s singles in their French Open 2021 betting lines, and yet their prices suggest that the women’s trophy is there for the taking!
So can anybody stop Nadal, and who will reign on the clay in the women’s draw? In this French Open 2021 betting tips article, we aim to find out.
The clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris have been visited many of the best tennis players in the world from May 24 when the French Open 2021 got underway.
One of the former ‘big four’ has announced they won’t be playing in the event – but it might not be the one you think. Andy Murray has announced his withdrawal from the French Open. Roger Federer, on the other hand, made his second appearance at Roland Garros since 2015 but he is no longer in the competition as he decided to withdraw to protect his knee to be ready from Wimbledon .
All eyes have been on the warm-up tournaments as bettors look to line up their betting picks for Roland Garros 2021. One of the most eye-catching performers has been Alexander Zverev, who defeated the ‘king of clay’, Nadal, at the Madrid Masters before going on to lift the trophy.
Nadal has been in the winners’ circle, however, after lifting ATP Tour titles in Rome and Barcelona, and once again he looks the man to beat in Paris. But as we will discover later in this French Open 2021 betting predictions guide, he should have some worthy adversaries along the way.
It’s fair to say a few eyebrows were raised when Iga Swiatek won the French Open in 2020. The Pole has never gone beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam event other than her triumph at Roland Garros, and the 19-year-old was unseeded as she overcame qualifiers in the quarter-finals and semis before downing Sofia Kenin in the final.
I always wanted to play matches like this. I always wanted to play tournaments like this, big tournaments, big opponents, last rounds. It was always something that I wanted to achieve. It was just taking so long. It just took me some time, but I think right now it’s actually the right moment. Especially mentally I think I’m just there. I really matured. I just really appreciate things a lot, especially after what I’ve gone through, also with this pandemic and everything. - Barbora Krejcikova, The Sydney Morning Herald
However, the current 2021 French Open Women's betting odds are all about the two, rather unexpected, finalists Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The former can be backed at 1.87, while the latter at 2.07.
2. French Open 2021 Men’s Singles Predictions
As ever, Nadal will lead the way in the French Open 2021 betting picks, and even at the age of 34 – three weeks shy of his 35th birthday – the Spaniard continues to dominate on clay.
However, betting on red-hot favourites in Grand Slam events isn’t always the smart way to go, and even though Nadal is the most likely winner his short odds are off-putting.
A case can be made for Zverev as well, whose odds are 10.00 at the moment.
Stefanos Tsitsipas looks to have the game to win a major in his career, while Matteo Berrettini – who won the ATP event in Serbia and reached the final of the Madrid Masters – certainly has the form to compete.
As we have indicated in our article, Serena Williams, right from the beginning of the competition, was the one to avoid in our 2021 Roland Garros betting tips, and it turned out that we were right since she is out after the defeat by Rybakina.
Although Swiatek was in form during the tournament, it was not her who reached the final this time. Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are the finalists and 2021 French open tennis odds are 1.87 for the former and 2.09 for the latter.
We’ve already covered the odds for the Roland Garros 2021 favourites earlier in this article, but there are opportunities further down the listing.
In the French Open 2021 betting odds for the men’s singles, just a few interesting names include Tsitsipas (5.0) and Zverev (10.00). Surprisingly, Thiem can no longer be enumerated among the potential winners, as he was eliminated from the competition after losing in the first round.
As for the women’s tennis odds 2021 French Open, no longer supplemented by any of the initial favourites, such as Naomi Osaka or Iga Swiatek, are as follows: 1.87 for Krejcikova and 2.09 for Pavlyuchenkova.
5. French Open 2021 Betting Tips
It’s going to be very difficult to strike a clean winner in our 2021 French Open betting tips, and so our recommendation is to ‘Dutch’ our selections – that is, bet on them all to reduce your risk but maximise your chances of finding a winner.
Our 2021 French Open Men's betting tips feature two players – Zverev and Tsitsipas. Our advice is to back those in the other half of the draw to Nadal.
In the women’s draw, when it comes to final, Krejcikova seems to be the favourite, as indicated by odds.