All eyes in the tennis world will be on Roland Garros on May 30. The 2021 French Open will begin its main matches after this week’s qualifying, though a week delayed, and Rafael Nadal is the name to watch. The 13-time champion is back for another run as the betting favorite, with the rest of the 2021 French Open bracket focused on taking him down.
Nadal, sporting a 100-2 record, enters with eye-popping 2021 French Open odds at William Hill Sportsbook. He is listed at -120 to win the event, even with high-end challengers to his clay court throne. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem are both listed at +600, with the always-dangerous Novak Djokovic coming in with the second-best French Open odds 2021 at +300. Before you make any 2021 French Open picks for the men’s champion, you need to see who Sean Calvert is backing.
Calvert is the famed handicapper who called Stan Wawrinka winning the 2014 Australian Open at 60-1. In 2019, Calvert took down a huge score on Dominic Thiem winning Indian Wells at 80-1, among many stunning calls. Anyone following his picks is way up.
Now, Calvert has scrutinized the latest French Open 2021 field and released his coveted best bets to win it all. He’s sharing all his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
There is plenty of debate about Nadal’s value as the favorite, but Calvert sees no value in Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev is unquestionably one of the best overall players in the sport and, at present, is ranked No. 2 in the world.
Why, then, is Medvedev such a long shot? Calvert believes +2500 isn’t high enough to consider Medvedev, simply because of his clay court struggles. He does have several notable showings on the surface, but Roland Garros is a different animal. It is perfectly acceptable to see a player of his caliber listed at +2500 and contemplate a bet, but Calvert believes there is no value and that Medvedev should be faded in this spot.
How to make 2021 French Open picks
Calvert loves several long shots, including one who would pay out in a big way. He is “peaking at the right time after having missed much of the early season due to injury,” Calvert said. He’s sharing who it is, and all of his picks, here.
So who wins the 2021 French Open? And what enormous long shot could take the crown? Visit SportsLine now to see Sean Calvert’s bets for the 2021 French Open, all from the renowned tennis expert who called Wawrinka winning the Australian Open at 60-1.