Tennis Betting: ATP 2021 French Open Analysis for the Weekend
MyBookie brings you an update on the 2021 French Open and what’s there to look forward to as we get closer to the second Grand Slam of the year. Slated to take place on May 20-June 13, the tournament has the potential to end as a historic event in the sport’s history, with Rafael Nadal chasing his 14th title and 21st Grand Slam. With that being said, let’s have a look to our tennis betting update so you can get ready to bet against their French Open odds.
Updated 2021 ATP French Open Weekend Odds
2021 French Open
- When: May 20 – June 13, 2021
- Where: Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France
The “King of Clay” Looking to Break Records
Defending men’s champions, Rafael Nadal travels to Stade Roland Garros as the winningest tennis player on the French clay. He has won the French Open 13 times in his career and will surely look to extend his record to 14 in June.
As usual, Nadal will have his fair share of the competition en route to glory, namely Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer – assuming the Swiss’ health holds for the competition. Joining the two stars is also a couple of young guns that could make Nadal’s life more challenging.
That includes Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev. The trio have been playing exceptionally well and travel to France as one of the top betting favorites to steal the spotlight.
If Nadal manages to overcome all obstacles and wins his 14th French Open title, he would further solidify himself as the best player at the tournament. A win in France would also mark his 21st Grand Slam title.
Winning his 21st Grand Slam would make Nadal the most successful tennis player in history, surpassing Rafael Nadal (20 Grand Slams) and increasing his gap between Djoković (18 Grand Slams).
Djoković Could Write History as Well
Djoković might still be two Grand Slams short of catching up to Nadal and Federer, but there are more reasons for him to be motivated to win in France. If the Serbian tennis star managed to do so, he would become the first man in almost a century to win all four Majors on multiple occasions.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to be overly optimistic about Djoković’s chances to succeed as long as Nadal is in the field. The Spaniard has swept past Djoković at last year’s delayed Roland Garros.
On a more positive note, Djoković has beaten Nadal before.
Last year’s finals victory marked Nadal’s 100th win at French Open against just two defeats since 2005. Interestingly enough, Djoković has been responsible for half of Nadal’s losses on the French clay when he beat him in the 2015 quarter-finals.
Big Names that Pulled out of the French Open
Being a Grand Slam tournament, you can be sure the French Open will feature some of the best tennis players in the world. However, the field will miss a couple of big names who have decided to skip the French tennis spectacle.
The Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov pulled out of Roland Garros, citing a lingering shoulder injury. He has announced the decision on Twitter, where he explained he wouldn’t be traveling to France and instead take the time to rest and recover.
“I’m saddened to share that after consulting with my medical team, I’ve made the difficult decision to withdraw from Roland Garros,” said Denis Shapovalov.
“Unfortunately, my shoulder has been bothering me, and while medical tests look good, it is for the best to rest.”
Britain’s top tennis player Andy Murray will join Shapovalov as a French Open spectator. He has announced he will skip the tournament and instead take the time to prepare for Wimbledon.
As revealed by Murray, he has decided for this move to be 100% ready for his home Grand Slam – which he hasn’t played in since 2017. Murray admitted his frustrations at all the setbacks he has suffered over the years and hopes he can avoid those in June.
The 34-year-old has, however, confirmed he would attend the Nottingham Open and Queen’s before Wimbledon.
Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka pulled out of the upcoming Grand Slam and will instead take that time to recover from an injury. That ends Wawrinka’s run of 16 consecutive appearances at the French Open, which he won in 2015.
Unlike other big names who decided to skip the French Open due to injury concerns, Nick Kyrgios has stated he won’t be traveling to France since he prefers to play on faster surfaces such as grass and hard courts.
The always controversial Australian has yet to win in France, nor has he made it past the third round. Kyrgios is also without a single Grand Slam victory in his nine-year-long career.