French Open 2021 Predictions & Picks
We have another full slate of matchups for Day 2 of the French Open, as the other half of the field will compete to try to advance into round 2. Day 1 has failed to disappoint as we have already seen our fair share of upsets. Let's dive into guys to target for Monday.
French Open 2021 Men's Picks - Day 2
The Pick: Nikoloz Basilashvili @ -140
I like Basilashvili in this matchup against Dusan Lajovic. He is a favorite here but for good reason. He has won 4 out of the 5 matchups against Lajovic and is looking to make it 5 out of the last 6 on Monday. Basilashvili is in decent form as well, winning 5 out of his last 8 matches and is ranked 8 spots higher than Lajovic on the ATP rankings (31 vs 39).
The Pick: Marin Cilic @ -165
Cilic draws a matchup against the French player Arthur Rinderknech. Both guys are fighting to shake poor form, both losing their last 2 matches. Cilic is the far better player here however, and ranks better than Rinderknech by 70 spots on the ATP rankings (47 vs 117). I expect Cilic to start off this French Open strong and have a solid win,
French Open 2021 Women's Picks - Day 2
The Pick: Kiki Bertens @ -120
Bertens is one of my favorite plays on the Day 2 slate due to the fact that she draws a favorable matchup against Polona Hercog. Hercog comes in to this tournament losing her last 2 matches and far behind Bertens on the WTA rankings. Bertens ranks 17 and Hercog ranks 73. Bertens also is in better form, winning 2 of her last 3 matches. At almost even odds, I feel confident with Bertens here.
The Pick: Johanna Konta @ +140
I’m loving Konta as an underdog in this match against Sorana Cirsta. I was very surprised to see Konta as the underdog here because I feel she is the better player. She outranks Cirsta on the WTA rankings by 41 (20 vs 61). She also has the better of Cirsta, winning 2 of the 3 head to head matchups they’ve had. Konta is my favorite underdog on Day 2 of the French Open.
French Open 2021 Picks - Day 2
Nikoloz Basilashvili @ -140 (Click to bet)
Marin Cilic @ -165 (Click to bet)
Kiki Bertens @ -120 (Click to bet)
Johanna Konta @ +140 (Click to bet)