French Open 2021: When does it start? Where can you watch? What are the odds?

French Open 2021: When does it start? Where can you watch? What are the odds?

The rescheduled 2021 French Open is ten days away and oddschecker have collated all the details for the second major of the season.

When is the French Open 2021?

The tournament starts on the 30th of May and will run until Sunday the 13th of June. The event is set to go ahead as initially planned despite covid-19 disruption that caused the tournament to be delayed by a week.

Up until June the 8th, 5,388 spectators are permitted to be in attendance with that number rising to 13,146 after June the 8th. However, due to night curfews the majority of night sessions will be played behind closed doors.


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Where can you watch?

Coverage of the 2021 French Open will be available on ITV4 as well as ITV’s designated online streaming service, the ITV hub. The finals of the tournament will air on the main ITV channel.

Eurosport will also be providing coverage of the second major of 2021 via their TV channels and online streaming service.

What are the odds?

For the men’s competition, clay specialist Rafael Nadal is currently the clear favourite at a best price of 5/6. The 13-time French Open Champion comes into this year’s tournament in excellent form having beaten rival and number one seed, Novak Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open.

Second favourite is Novak Djokovic who is currently a best price of 4/1. In last year’s competition at Roland Garros, the Serbian lost to Nadal in the final in straight sets.

Nadal is by far the most backed player in the last 7 days through oddschecker. The Spaniard has taken 45.3% of bets with punters expecting another dominant performance on clay. The second most backed player is Djokovic who has accrued 10.6% of bets in the winner’s market.

Men's French Open Odds:

  • Rafael Nadal - 5/6
  • Novak Djokovic - 9/2
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas - 8/1
  • Dominic Thiem - 11/1
  • Alexander Zverev - 22/1


In the women’s competition, Iga Swiatek is the current favourite at a best price of 7/2 after a dominant performance in the Italian Open that saw her beat Pliskova in the final 6-0, 6-0.

Second favourite is Ashleigh Barty who was forced to pull out of the Italian Open with an arm injury, she can be found at a best price of 5/1.

Swiatek’s scintillating form has caught the eye of oddschecker punters who have overwhelmingly backed the Polish youngster to make it back to back wins in France. In the last 7 days, 50.9% of bets have sided with the world number nine.

Women's French Open Odds:

  • Iga Swiatek - 7/2
  • Ashleigh Barty - 5/1
  • Aryna Sabalenka - 8/1
  • Garbine Muguruza - 12/1
  • Naomi Osaka - 25/1


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