Tennis: French Open 2021 Preview, Odds and Betting Tips

The 125th French Open begins in earnest on Monday at Roland Garros in Paris. The legendary Roger Federer is favourite on the Parisian red clay, with Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem also in the running. They and the other contenders will have to adjust to strange circumstances when they take to the clay in front of a much smaller crowd of only 1,000 until the quarter-finals, when attendance caps will be raised slightly. The Coupe des Mousquetaires champion Federer will face stiff competition from the likes of Dominic Thiem and old rival Rafael Nadal, while Iga Swiatek is favourite to retain her title after winning it last year for the first Grand Slam of her career. Last year, the women’s doubles title was won by Timeas Babos and Kristina Mladenovic with Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Miesi taking home the men’s silverware. Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig won the mixed doubles title. Check out below for NetBet’s latest odds on the French Open 2021.

French Open TV Schedule (Men’s & Women’s)

  • First round – 30th/31st May – 1st June
  • Second round – 2nd/3rd June
  • Third round – 4/5th June
  • Fourth round – 6/7th June
  • Quarter-finals – 8/9th June
  • Semi-finals – 10/11th June
  • Women’s final – 12th June
  • Men’s final – 13th June

French Open Prize Money (Men’s & Women’s)

  • Qualifying 1 – £8,600
  • Qualifying 2 – £14,000
  • Qualifying 3 – £22,000
  • Round 1 – £51,500
  • Round 2 – £72,500
  • Round 3 – £97,500
  • Round 4 – £146,500
  • Quarter-finals – £219,500
  • Semi-finals – £323,000
  • Runner-up – £645,500
  • Winner – £1.2m

French Open UK Channel

Eurosport, ITV4 & ITV Player

French Open Men’s Outright Winner Odds

Rafael Nadal 5/6

Novak Djokovic 7/2

Stefanos Tsitsipas 7/1

Dominic Thiem 15/2

Alexander Zverev 16/1

Andrey Rublev 20/1

Daniil Medvedev 30/1

Roger Federer 33/1

Jannik Sinner 33/1

Aslan Karatsev 33/1

Casper Ruud 40/1

Diego Schwartzman 40/1

Matteo Berrettini 50/1

Denis Shapovalov 66/1

Pablo Carreno Busta 80/1

Cameron Norrie 80/1

Roberto Bautista Agut 100/1

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia 100/1

Hubert Hurkacz 125/1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 125/1

Daniel Evans 125/1

Grigor Dimitrov 125/1

Gael Monfils 150/1

Karen Khachanov 150/1

Cristian Garin 150/1

Milos Raonic 150/1

Fabio Fognini 150/1

John Isner 250/1

David Goffin 250/1

French Open Women’s Outright Winner Odds

Iga Swiatek 7/2

Ashleigh Barty 5/1

Aryna Sabalenka 7/1

Simona Halep 8/1

Garbine Muguruza 9/1

Naomi Osaka 14/1

Elina Svitolina 16/1

Petra Kvitova 18/1

Serena Williams 20/1

Karolina Pliskova 22/1

Elena Rybakina 25/1

Maria Sakkari 25/1

Bianca Andreescu 25/1

Victoria Azarenka 25/1

Cori Gauff 25/1

Kiki Bertens 25/1

Elise Mertens 30/1

Paula Badosa 33/1

Marketa Vondrousova 33/1

Sofia Kenin 33/1

Johanna Konta 40/1

Madison Keys 40/1

Jennifer Brady 40/1

Jessica Pegula 40/1

Petra Martic 50/1

Jelena Ostapenko 50/1

Nadia Podoroska 50/1

Ons Jabeur 50/1

Belinda Bencic 50/1

Amanda Anisimova 50/1

Anastasia Potapova 50/1

Danielle Rose Collins 66/1

Donna Vekic 80/1

Catherine McNally 80/1

French Open 2021 Betting Tips

Rafael Nadal is a heavy favourite to take home his 14th French Open title in the men’s division, and it’s for good reason. He’s gone an impressive 100-2 overall at the tournament throughout the years, and is expected to keep to his winning ways. However, he will be fought for that title by the top ranked player in the world Novak Djokovic, who is priced at 7/2, which would certainly be worth a look. It’d be a big shock if anyone else from the chasing pack can break away and become a serious contender, but tipsters are looking at Daniil Medvedev at 30/1 as a prospective outsider. It would be a famous tennis upset, but certainly stranger things have happened in the sport. Roger Federer is another big outsider who would be pulling off a historic underdog victory at 33/1, but fans know never to count out the 39-year-old Swiss player in major tournaments like this.

In the women’s game, Serena Williams is definitely worth a look at 20/1. She’s priced so wide because she hasn’t won a Grand Slam since 2017, but she is one of the greatest players the sport, male or female, has ever seen. Iga Swiatek is a 7/2 favourite to retain her title, with Ashleigh Barty second behind her at 5/1. We’d be surprised to see Swiatek get her trophy back, but it wouldn’t be a completely bizarre turn of events either. Aryna Sabalenka at 7/1 may find this tournament comes just a touch too early, but she could be a contender come Wimbledon, and there may be a strong showing from her this time around.

*Odds are subject to change.

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