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FD Guru is back with his French Open 2021 preview and outright picks for this year's tournament

French Open 2021 Predictions

We are rolling into another Grand Slam tennis tournament this week on May 30th, called the French Open. We will be seeing the best of the best in the tennis world on both the men’s and the women’s side of things.

The French Open is played on a clay court which is much different than the traditional hard court we normally see. On the clay court, the quicker players usually benefit the most because they are able to run to a shot a full speed, with the advantage of being able to slide into the shot without having to come to a full stop. This preserves energy and keeps the tempo up to the liking of the quicker player.

French Open 2021 Men's Picks

Betting outright winners for the tournament is a great way to get your best return on investment. Obviously, it’s a risk vs. reward scenario. We have Nadal at -125 to win the entire tournament, which isn’t surprising because he has won this 13 times in the last 15 years. To bet a player with favorited-type odds like that is just a crazy move in my opinion. Let’s take a look at my favorite players to bet based on odds and stay away from Nadal because that’s just boring!

Novak Djokovic @ +410

Djokovic has lost to Nadal in the finals 4 times in the French Open so the experience and revenge narrative is there for him. I think a Nadal - Djokovic rematch in the finals is a pretty safe prediction here. I like Djokovic for the odds here and the fact that he is right on Nadal’s level as far as talent and competitiveness. Djokovic can make you 4.1x the money on your bet which is very intriguing. Let’s not forget he did win in 2016.

Dominic Theim @ +1200

More of a long shot bet here but its not too crazy. Theim has made it to the final matchup 2 of the last 3 years and lost to Nadal. The chance is there for him and +1200 is a big number.

French Open 2021 Women's Picks

The women have more an exciting field, due to the fact that they haven’t had someone dominate this tournament like Nadal has for the men’s over the last decade. There seems to be a different winner each and every year for the women’s, which makes things more fun.

Ashleigh Barty @ +500

Barty won this tournament in 2019 and has another great shot at it this year. She is the second favorite behind last year’s winner, Iga Swiatek. I think +500 is too high for a player with as much experience as Barty has. Also, Barty is one of the most physically quick players for the women, which benefits her on the clay.

Naomi Osaka @ +1700

The odds for Osaka jumped out at me heavily. +1700 is a massive number for someone has gifted and talented as Osaka. She already has cemented herself as a winner and has the best potential of talent out of anyone in this field. She has yet to win this tournament, but that’s mainly because she is still young. She will be licking her chops at a chance to win this Grand Slam tournament and draw even more attention towards her.

French Open 2021 Picks

Novak Djokovic @ +410 (Click to bet)

Dominic Theim @ +1200 (Click to bet)

Ashleigh Barty @ +500 (Click to bet)

Naomi Osaka @ +1700 (Click to bet)

French Open 2021 Betting Picks

Our very own FD Guru will be providing his expert insight and picks throughout the French Open, so make sure you check back every day for his daily picks and plays. If you’re looking for French Open 2021 odds, head over to our tennis odds grid now to find out who is the favorite or which longshot has the best chance.

French Open 2021 Odds - Men's Winner

PlayerOddsImplied % chance
Rafael Nadal-11553.5%
Novak Djokovic+41019.6%
Stefanos Tsitsipas+75011.8%
Dominic Thiem+12007.7%
Alexander Zverev+21004.5%
Andrey Rublev+48002.0%
Jannik Sinner+48002.0%

View the full French Open betting odds list here.

French Open 2021 Odds - Women's Winner

PlayerOddsImplied % chance
Iga Swiatek+35022.2%
Ashleigh Barty+50016.7%
Aryna Sabalenka+90010%
Garbine Muguruza+12007.7%
Naomi Osaka+17005.6%
Serena Williams+21004.5%
Elina Svitolina+23004.2%

View the full French Open betting odds list here.


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