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Exclusive! French Open Predictions, Betting Odds, and Betting Tips

There’s a lot of excitement in the air as the   In the men’s draw, will Rafael Nadal win the French Open this year for the mind-boggling 14th time, having recently defeated Novak Djokovic at Rome?

A few years ago, the very idea of a player winning a grand slam 14 times was considered unbelievable. But, here we are in 2021, when a lot of incredible stuff is happening in tennis. Or, maybe, Djokovic can beat Nadal despite losing to him in the Rome final.

Could it be that Dominic Thiem finally gets lucky this year after having reached the final of the French Open back-to-back in 2018 and 2019? Remember, it’s not just about betting on the tournament winner, as you can always bet on the winner of a particular match.

So, Thiem may or may not win the French Open, but he’s likely to go deep in the tournament because he’s a gifted player on clay. Talking of gifted players, let’s not count out Stefanos Tsitsipas, who reached the semi-final at French Open in 2020.

In the female’s draw, the thrill for bettors could be a lot more because, unlike Rafa, no female player has dominated the French Open for a long time. Out here, a bettor may pick an unlikely winner, thereby making a lot of money.

Will the 19-year old defending champion from Poland, Iga Świątek, win the cup again this year? Does Serena Williams still have it in her at the age of 39 to win the French Open 4th time?

There are other talented female players, too. For example, Simona Halep, the 2018 French Open winner and Ashleigh Barty, the 2019 French Open winner. Apart from it, there’ll be a lot of action for bettors as men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles also begin.

So, let the action begin. We, at FUN88, provide you with tips, analysis, reports, and prizes to make betting on the French Open 2021 exciting for you.

Here the predictions for French Open 2021 tennis tournament: 

This is the second Grand Slam event of 2021 and the 125th edition of the French Open. In our French Open 2021 preview you learn all about the Roland Garros 2021 odds plus French Open betting tips and predictions. So, let us begin with a look at the French Open 2021 favourites.

  • Earlier in the year, many experts were saying that Djokovic would win the French Open, but the events of the last few days have made them think otherwise. Nadal defeated Djokovic by 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to lift the Italian Open just a few days ago. Since then, Nadal is everyone’s pick to win the French Open 2021, with Djokovic being the second favourite. Betting odds are in Nadal’s favour to win the tournament.
  • Even though Dominic Thiem hasn’t had a great year, he’s likely to reach the semi-final stage at the tournament. He struggled with mental and physical setbacks in the early part of the year. That said, Thiem is twice finalist at Roland Garros. In 2019, he defeated Djokovic in a semi-final match here. He’s not won the tournament yet, but he’s the most consistent clay-court player over the years.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas is another player likely to go deep in the tournament, and the betting odds reflect that. Moreover, Tsitsipas is in great form in this year’s clay season, making it to the quarter-finals of all the events except the Madrid Open.
  • Although 20-time grand slam champion, Roger Federer, returned to the ATP tour, he lost to Pablo Andujar. Federer confirmed his participation at the French Open but insisted that Roland Garros isn’t his goal, as he is focusing at grass-court tournaments.
  • Daniil Medvedev has never gone beyond the 1st round of the French Open, and we don’t expect him to do that well this time, either. Daniil’s style suits hard courts the most. That’s why he even reached the Australian Open final this year. But, he has to improve a lot on clay.
  • Unlike men’s tennis, no one player is emerging as a clear favourite to win this year’s French Open. We think Iga Świątek, Simona Halep, and Ashleigh Barty will emerge as top players in Roland Garros 2021 edition.
  • Defending champion, Iga Świątek, won the Italian Open recently. She’s one of the best players on clay courts, and therefore, the odds are high that she will win the French Open 2021 as well. Although she had a tough time earlier by losing in 4th round of the Australian Open, Świątek has regained some form since then. In the Italian Open Final, she defeated Karolina Pliskova by 6-0, 6-0.
  • Two-time grand slam champion, Simona Halep, is likely to perform well at the French Open 2021 edition. However, she sustained a calf injury while playing at the Italian Open. Simona is set to play at the Roland Garros, and all bettors are hoping her to fully recover to see a lot of action.
  • 2019 French Open winner Ashleigh Barty seemed to be in great touch in this season. However, she lost to Aryna Sabalenka at the Madrid Open in May. Questions are being asked about her physical fitness ever since she retired in the Italian Open’s quarter-final due to an arm injury. That said, we are confident that Barty will perform well at Roland Garros if she’s physically fit.
  • In men’s doubles, Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah are expected to play well. They reached the semi-final at Roland Garros back-to-back in 2018 and 2019. Cabal and Farah have already won two titles this season, which are: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
  • German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are also likely to perform well at this year’s French Open. They were the winners at French Open in 2019 and 2020.
  • In the women’s doubles category, Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic remain favourites after winning the French Open in 2019 and 2020. Babos and Mladenovic are one of the most consistent doubles players of recent times. Tennis odds are in their favour to win the cup in Paris this year.

Betting tips for punters to excel at the French Open 2021 tennis tournament

Our tipster at FUN88 tells us who is in form ahead of the 2021 French Open at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France as Rafael Nadal bids in the men’s singles and 4.5 for Iga Swiatek in the women’s singles.

  • In statistics, they say that we should give more weightage to recent occurrences. As a bettor, you should focus on a player’s past performance but give more emphasis to his/her recent performances. For example, if Nadal had lost to Djokovic at Rome, all the experts would be backing Djokovic to win at the French Open.
  • While analyzing a player’s performance, pay a lot of attention to the surface. It’s a well-known fact that tennis legend, Pete Sampras, never won the French Open. He wasn’t a very good player on slower surfaces. On the other hand, Rafa is the king of clay, and Djokovic has excelled like anything at hard courts.
  • A bettor should keep an eye on the physical and mental fitness of players he’d like to bet on. Tennis is a very physical sport, which also requires players to be mentally fit. While betting on tennis, always consider both these aspects.
  • Pay a lot of attention to head-to-head records. There’s always a player who loses easily to average players but performs well against top-rankers. Stan Wawrinka is an excellent example of this. When betting on tennis matches, always pay attention to the head-to-head record of players to see how they fare against each other.

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All You Need To Know About The Grand Slam 2021 French Open

Even though the French Open is one of the major grand slams, few people are aware that it was named Roland Garros in the memory of Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros, the pioneering aviator and fighter pilot from France.

Now that we’re done with that interesting bit of trivia let’s talk about how the upcoming French Open 2021 is looking like. French Open 2021 will be the second grand slam to take place in the year 2021 after the Australian Open, which was played in February.

Of the four grand slams that happen every year, French Open is the only major that happens on clay. The tournament took place last year as well, even though it was postponed from May to September due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compared to last year, when COVID-19 had postponed the French Open by four months, it has pushed it only by a week this year. This year the tournament will happen at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris from May 30 to June 13, 2021. Before that, qualifiers will be held from May 24 to May 28.

The tournament will host matches in categories like men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, junior, and wheelchair.

The French Open 2021 is crucial for tennis lovers and the host country France from two perspectives. One, it’s the first sporting event in France that’s bringing spectators back this spring.

Two, it’s happening at a time when the country has started recovering from the COVID-19 as the number of new infections is declining and the number of vaccinations is increasing. That said, the authorities are still going to remain watchful to prevent further outbreaks.

As the lockdown in France is still getting lifted, the stadiums will see spectators but in a limited capacity. That said, there will be no spectators for the qualifying rounds. For the main tournament, between May 30 and June 8, the authorities have allowed each public premise within the stadium to have a maximum of 35% occupancy.

Spectators will be allowed inside the Philippe-Chatrier court from June 9, but only with a “health pass.” From June 9 to June 13, each public premise is allowed to have a maximum of 65% occupancy. Such restrictions will help in ensuring that no major health hazards take place during the event.

However, there’ll be no restrictions for viewers watching matches on their laptops or TV screens. Most tennis fans and bettors watch French Open that way in India, and therefore, we think that the upcoming grand slam will be full of excitement.

Important numbers to know about the French Open 2021 tennis tournament

  • 2021 is going to be the 125th edition of the French Open.
  • The main singles draw for both men and women will see 128 players each competing for the Cup.
  • Of these 128 players, 16 will be qualifiers, who will have to win the matches in the qualifier stage.
  • The overall prize money pool for the tournament will be around €38 million. This is equal to the prize money distributed in the 2020 edition but 10.9% lower than the 2019 edition’s prize money pool. The winner of the singles event will get €1.6 million.

Top male players competing in the French Open 2021

Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Gaël Monfils, Matteo Berrettini, Roberto Bautista Agut, Denis Shapovalov, David Goffin, Diego Schwartzman, Andrey Rublev, Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov, Stan Wawrinka, Pablo Carreño Busta, Grigor Dimitrov, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Cristian Garín, John Isner, Benoît Paire, Dušan Lajović, Borna Ćorić, Alex de Minaur, Filip Krajinović, Taylor Fritz, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Jan-Lennard Struff, Nikoloz Basilashvili, and Dan Evans.

Top female players competing in the French Open 2021

Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Karolína Plíšková, Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin, Kiki Bertens, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitová, Johanna Konta, Aryna Sabalenka, Victoria Azarenka, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Martić, Elena Rybakina, Madison Keys, Markéta Vondroušová, Anett Kontaveit, Angelique Kerber, Alison Riske, Elise Mertens, Maria Sakkari, Jennifer Brady, Karolína Muchová, Yulia Putintseva, Dayana Yastremska, Amanda Anisimova, Donna Vekić, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Sloane Stephens, Ons Jabeur, Magda Linette, and Barbora Strýcová.

Male Wild Card Entries in the French Open 2021
Grégoire Barrère, Benjamin Bonzi, Mathias Bourgue, Arthur Cazaux, Enzo Couacaud, Hugo Gaston, and Arthur Rinderknech.

Female Wild Card Entries in the French Open 2021
Océane Babel, Clara Burel, Océane Dodin, Elsa Jacquemot, Chloé Paquet, Diane Parry, Astra Sharma, and Harmony Tan.

Schedule of French Open 2021 Matches

DATE – SESSION Time FEATURED MATCHES (SINGLES)
Sunday, 23 May 11:00 AM First round
Monday, 24 May 11:00 AM First round
Tuesday, 25 May 11:00 AM First round
Wednesday, 26 May 11:00 AM Second round
Thursday, 27 May 11:00 AM Second round
Friday, 28 May 11:00 AM Third round
Saturday, 29 May 11:00 AM Third round
Sunday, 30 May 11:00 AM Fourth round
Monday, 31 May 11:00 AM Fourth round
Tuesday, 1 June 11:00 AM Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 2 June 11:00 AM Quarterfinals
Thursday, 3 June 11:00 AM Ladies’ Semifinals
Friday, 4 June 11:00 AM Gentlemen’s semifinals
Saturday, 5 June 11:00 AM Ladies’ final
Sunday, 6 June 11:00 AM Gentlemen’s final

Defending Champions / Winners of the Last Year’s French Open
Having won the French Open in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Rafael Nadal is the four-time defending champion of the tournament in the male category. Overall, Rafael has won the French Open record 13 times. In the female category, Iga Świątek is the defending champion, having won the tournament in 2020. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are the defending champions in the men’s doubles category. And, Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic are the defending champions in the women’s doubles category.

Night matches will happen for the first time at French Open 2021
For the first time in the history of Roland Garros, night matches will happen in 2021. From May 30 until the quarter-finals begin, one match will take place at Court Philippe-Chatrier from 9 PM onwards every day.

However, there will be no spectators for the night matches till June 8 due to the COVID-19 related restrictions. But, on the final night session on June 9, there will be around 5,000 spectators.

Betting on French Open in India
Indians love to bet on sports, and therefore tennis betting is quite popular in the country. Earlier, people would go to bookmakers, which was very cumbersome. With the advent of online betting sites, betting on tennis and other sports has become more convenient.

Tennis betting provides a lot of options for punters to place their bets. For example, they can bet on the outright winner of the tournament, winner of matches, whether a match will go into the fifth set, the total number of games in a match, game-spread or set-spread between the players, etc. Many online betting sites offer predictions and odds for tennis matches. Apart from that, a lot of analysis is also available on the internet for tennis matches in general and French Open matches in particular.

At FUN88, we offer some of the most competitive betting odds for French open matches, a secure way to deposit and withdraw cash, and several bonuses, rewards, cashbacks, bonuses, and prizes for bettors. Watch out for this space because we will be providing betting tips and analysis for bettors as the French Open 2021 gets closer.