While the delayed 2020 French Open only happened a few months ago, (delayed until October due to the COVID-19 pandemic) we are now looking upon the 2021 French Open odds in its regular time slot – taking place from May 17th to June 6th, 2021.
The Roland Garros French Open is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments and is played on clay courts which can be extremely physically demanding on players and slows down the ball speed. This can be extremely challenging to adjust to especially being between a hard court (Australian Open) and grass court (Wimbledon).
French Open Betting – Men’s Singles
In men’s singles, Nadal is a perfect example of a player who does very well on clay courts, and usually tops the French Open odds board each year due to his dominance, winning the most titles in the history of the event (13 French Open titles). He has also won the last four years in a row at the Roland Garros Odds tournament.
The tournament has been contested since 1891 (under the name of the French Championship) and was renamed the French Open in 1968. It is played in a best-of-five format,
French Open Betting – Men’s Doubles
Men’s doubles has been played since 1925, and has been dominated by the United States teams with 42 wins since their first victory in 1926. The past two years, partners Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies from Germany have claimed the title and will be looking to lock in a third in 2021. Roy Emerson of Australia currently holds the most doubles titles with six.
French Open Betting – Women’s Singles
Women’s singles events have been played at the French Open since 1897, with a best-of-three format. While France has the most wins of all time with 30, they have only captured one title since the Amateur championships advanced to be the Roland-Garros. The United States has 29 wins total, with 14 occuring in the French Championships amateur era, and 15 occuring more recently in the French Open era.
Chris Evert (USA) holds the title for most French Open titles with seven. Poland captured their first title at the 2020 French Open when Iga Swiatek beat out the USA’s Sofia Kenin.
French Open Betting – Women’s Doubles
The women’s doubles event wasn’t introduced to the French Open until 1907, when it was only open to French citizens – until 1925 when they began allowing international competitors. The United States holds the record for most Women’s Doubles titles, with 61, followed by France with 56.
French Open Betting – Mixed Doubles
Mixed doubles (male and female partners) were introduced to the French Open in 1902, only open to french nationals, until 1927, when they finally allowed international competitors. Pairs do not have to be from the same country to compete, many present-day pairs are different nationalities – both countries are credited for wins if a pair wins a title.
There are a few popular betting options that beginners and intermediate sports bettors should understand before starting your 2021 French Open betting.
French Open Moneyline Betting
With five separate events, there will be a variety of moneyline bets available at the French Open. The moneyline is the most simple and easy to understand betting option, especially in tennis.
If you’re looking to place a moneyline bet on the French Open, you are betting on which player you think will win a match.
If you have Nadal versus Djokovic (last year’s finals matchup), and let’s say in this instance we have Nadal favored to win the French Open Men’s Singles, you will see this on the sportsbook:
Rafael Nadal -110
Novak Djokovic +150
We’ve established that Nadal is the favorite going into this match, so that number shows you what you would need to bet to win $100, which is $110. If you think Djokovic will win, the underdog, his +150 odds mean that you would need to wager $100 to win $150.
French Open Tennis Spreads
The point spreads seem complicated, but they’re pretty simple once you get some good practice in: this wager essentially gives the underdog a head start before the match even begins.
A little bit different than other sports, tennis spreads are based on sets within a match. So if Nadal is a -250 favorite in a match, he might have a -5.5 spread, meaning he would need to win six games or more than his opponent to cover the spread.
On the other hand, if he had a +5.5 spread, it didn’t matter if he won or lost the game, but would need to lose by less than five.
French Open Totals (Over/Under)
Betting the totals is popular in every sport, and you have a very simple job without having to know the players well or predict the winner. All you have to do is to decide whether you think the total number of games in a match will be over or under the set line.
Before the match begins, our oddsmaker will set a line, predicting the total number of games that will be played within a match. If the number is 21 games, you would have to decide whether you think the match will have more or less than 21. If the match has 24 games and you picked the under, your bet would not win.
Yes, the French Open and Roland Garros tournaments are one in the same. In English, many refer to the tournament as the French Open, and the Roland Garros is a multi-language option. Roland Garros was a French aviator, and the stadium in which the tournament is played also shares the name.
Yes, the Roland Garros (or French Open) will be played from May 17 to June 6 2021. Both men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as the mixed doubles will take place during this time period.
The French Open has always been played beginning in late May until early June during a two week period. This year’s tournament will take place between May 17th and June 6th, 2021, and is considered one of the most intense and physically demanding of the Grand Slam tournaments.
Yes, as long as you are using a legal online sportsbook you can bet on the French Open. Online sports betting is becoming more and more popular, and you can find great odds and promotions online when you choose to bet on the French Open.
The 2020 French Open winners include:
Rafael Nadal holds the record for most French Open men’s singles titles, winning his 13th title in 2020. Nadal excels at the French Open, specifically because he does well on slower, clay courts that usually troubles big servers and serve and volleyers.
The French Open is played at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, and has been located there since 1928. The 21 acre tennis complex holds 20 tennis courts, as well as historical tennis museums and a training facility.
The 2021 women’s singles and doubles finals will take place on June 5th, 2021 at 11am and 3pm respectively, and the men’s finals will take place on June 6th, 2021 at 11am and 3pm, respectively.
Poland secured their first French Open title when Iga Swiatek captured her French Open title in 2020 over Sofia Kenin of the United States.
Rafael Nadal holds the title for most men’s singles French Open titles in the history of the sport with 13. In women’s singles, Chris Evert captured seven French Open titles in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
As expected, Rafael Nadal is a pretty heavy favorite to win the men’s singles heading into the 2021 French Open – he’s won the last four years in a row, and will be looking to win his 14th title. Currently, Garbine Muguruza is the favorite to win the women’s singles at the 2021 French Open with Naomi Osaka not far behind.