As always…the big question heading into the quickly-approaching 2021 French Open, is whether or not anyone can stop the incomparable ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal. The world No. 3 is seeking his fifth consecutive French Open title an unprecedented 14th title overall.
Nadal is again, the prohibitive favorite at -120, but this year, he may be challenged more than ever. World No. 1 and 202 runner-up Novak Djokovic is second on the odds list at +330.
It’s time to take another look at the Men’s Singles of the upcoming ATP 2021 French Open event so you can get ready to bet against their French Open odds.
2021 ATP French Open Odds and Predictions – Tennis Betting
2021 French Open
- When: Monday, May 24, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. ET
- Where: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Odds to Win 2021 French Open
- Rafael Nadal -120
- Novak Djokovic +200
- Dominic Thiem +400
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +800
- Alexander Zverev +2000
- Andrey Rublev +1800
- Daniil Medvedev +1800
- Roger Federer +3000
- Diego Schwartzman +2500
- Jannik Sinner +3300
- Aslan Karatsev +3300
- Matteo Berrettini +6600
- Stan Wawrinka +5000
- Denis Shapovalov +6600
- Pablo Carreno Busta +6600
- Roberto Bautista-Agut +8000
- Rafael Nadal -120
- Novak Djokovic
- Dominic Thiem
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
Analysis: Nadal is 13-3 this season with one title in Barcelona last month. Shortly after, Nadal was beaten by Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals in Madrid. Prior to Barcelona, Nadal lost to Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo. Just before the start pf the clay court season Nadal was knocked out of the Australian Open in five sets by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Still, Nadal is 100-2 at Roland Garros and simply won’t be easily beaten, if at all.
Novak Djokovic is 12-2 this season and won the 2021 Australian Open in January. Djokovic was beaten in Monte Carlo by Englishman Daniel Evans and lost in Belgrade against Russian Aslan Karatsev. The Serbian is 74-15 at Roland Garros all-time. Djokovic lost against Nadal in straight sets in last year’s French Open finals.
Dominic Thiem came up short against Nadal in the French Open finals in consecutive years (2018, 2019) and lost in last year’s quarterfinals. Thiem enters Roland Garros with an uninspiring 8-5 mark, but did manage to reach the semifinals in Madrid. Blossoming Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas is 27-7 on the year with one title at Monte Carlo. Right after that, the 22-year-old reached the finals Nadal in Barcelona before falling in three sets. Tsitsipas also reached the semifinals in Australia and Rotterdam.
Too Legit To Quit
- Alexander Zverev
- Andrey Rublev
- Daniil Medvedev
- Roger Federer
- Diego Schwartzman
- Jannik Sinner
- Aslan Karatsev
Analysis: German Alexander Zverev is 16-7 this season. The world No. 7, Zverev won his second career Masters 100 in Madrid by taking down Nadal in straight sets in the quarterfinals. The still-blossoming 24-year-old has won three consecutive matches against Nadal.
Rising Russian Andrey Rublev is 27-7 this season with one title in Rotterdam. The 23-year-old also reached the finals in Monte Carlo and the semis in Miami and Dubai. Russian, Daniil Medvedev is 18-4 this year with one title in Marseille. The often petulant big man has four first round exits in four career French Open appearances. The legendary Roger Federer will make his first appearance at Roland Garros since reaching the semis in 2019. Federer claimed the 2009 French Open after Robin Soderling stunned Nadal in the semis that year. Fed also has four appearances in the finals.
Late-blooming Russian Aslan Karatsev is 19-6 on the year with one title in Dubai. In what has been a massive breakout campaign, the 27-year-old has recorded wins this year over highly ranked counterparts like Djokovic, Rublev, Jannik Sinner and Diego Schwartzman among others.A Puncher’s Chance
- Matteo Berrettini
- Stan Wawrinka
- Denis Shapovalov
- Pablo Carreno Busta
- Roberto Bautista-Agut
Analysis: The 25-year-old Italian Matteo Berrettini is 16-4 on the year and beat Karatsev in the finals with a title at Belgrade where he beat Karatsev in the final. Roberto Bautista-Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta could pull off more than one upset against an elite player.
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