With the 2021 French Open less than a week away from its Monday, May 24 start date, it’s time to take a quick look at the odds to win both, the men’s ATP World Tour side and women’s WTA portion of the second grand slam event of the calendar year.
On the men’s ATP side, all eyes will be on world No. 3 Rafael Nadal as he seeks to claim his fifth straight title – and 14th overall – at Roland Garros. On the women’s WTA side, now, 19-year-old Polish star Iga Swiatek will look to go back-to-back after recording seven emphatic routs en route to the surprise title win.
Now, let’s look ahead so you can keep planning your bets against their French Open odds.
Early Week Updated 2021 French Open Odds | ATP & WTA Betting
ATP 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
Analysis: On the men’s ATP side, the odds haven’t budged for anyone since last week. However, since last week, Rafael Nadal won the title in Rome by beating Novak Djokovic in the finals in three sets. The world No. 3 is 18-3 on the year with two titles, not to mention he routed Djokovic in last year’s French Open finals.
For his part, Djokovic is 16-3 on the year with a win at the Australian Open. The 33-year-old Serbian is 1-3 in French Open finals against Nadal. Stefanos Tsitsipas is a guy I expect to challenge. The world No. 5 in 29-8 on the year with a win in the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
I like world No. 7 Sascha Zverev and world No. 10 Matteo Berrettini as a middle of the pack and long shots challengers. Zverev is 18-8 on the year and won the Madrid Masters while beating Nadal in the quarters. Berrettini is 18-5 on the year and won the title in Belgrade on clay.
WTA Tour Odds to Win 2021 French Open
- Iga Swiatek +450
- Simona Halep+450
- Ashleigh Barty +750
- Aryna Sabalenka +1400
- Garbine Muguruza +800
- Naomi Osaka +800
- Bianca Andreescu +1200
- Serena Williams +1200
- Elina Svitolina +1600
- Petra Kvitova +2000
- Victoria Azarenka +2000
- Sofia Kenin +2500
- Karolina Pliskova +2800
- Elise Mertens +2800
- Maria Sakkari +2800
- Cori Gauff +3300
- Jelena Ostapenko +5000
Analysis: World No. 9 Iga Swiatek looks like a real threat to repeat. The 19-year-old captured her third WTA title by routing Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in 46 minutes in the final of the Rome Open to claim her second title of the year.
Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff made a run to the semifinals as did Elina Svitolina, Petra Martic and Pliskova.
2017 French open winner Jelena Ostapenko reached the quarters before losing to Pliskova in three sets. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty saw her French Open odds take a hit after she had to pull out of her quarterfinal match with an arm injury against Gauff, up 6-4, 2-1 in the second set. Svitolina is 19-9 on the year and Gauff is 18-9 this year. Ostapenko is a modest 13-9 on the year but looked formidable in Rome.
Swiatek is 19-5 on the year with the aforementioned two titles. She lost just 28 games across seven matches to win last year’s French Open while recording at least one 6-1 set in six matches and never coming close to dropping a set. En route to her second career title, at the Adelaide International in February, Swiatek did not lose a set and lost just 22 games, the most dominant title run of the 2021 season so far.
In Rome, Swiatek was down 1-4 in the first set to Alison Riske in the first round. In the second round, she struggled in the first set against Madison Keys, coming back from 3-5 down and having to save a trio of set points. Then came the third round, where Swiatek had to save two match points to defeat Barbora Krejcikova, 3-6 7-6 (5) 7-5.
Predictions: As it stands right now, the smart money is on Nadal and Swiatek to repeat. While tennis fans and betting enthusiasts everywhere know anything can happen, the fact of the matter is that both reigning champs looked unbeatable in Rome and that could be a sing of things to come at Roland Garros.
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