French Open betting tips: Djokovic heavy favourite for 19th grand slam
Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas will contest Sunday’s French Open final in what will be the eighth meeting between the players.
Top seed Djokovic, the 2016 champion, is the 3/10 favourite to win a 19th grand slam title following a thrilling four-sets victory over 13-time champion Rafael Nadal.
His Greek opponent is appearing in his first grand slam final, so let’s examine some of the markets and odds for our French Open betting tips.
Novak Djokovic v Stefanos Tsitsipas
Djokovic goes into Sunday’s final holding a 5-2 lead over 13/5 outsider Tsitsipas in their seven meetings since 2018 and he has also won the last four.
The Serb’s latest victory came in the quarter-finals in Rome one month ago when he had to fight back from a set down.
The pair also met in October’s French Open semi-final when Tsitsipas battled back from two sets down to force a decider which Djokovic took 6-1, so recent evidence suggests this could be a close encounter.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021
Djokovic is 27/10 to win in four sets or 6/1 to do it in five and become the first man in the Open era to win each grand slam at least twice.
Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, has lost all three clay-court contests with Djokovic but he has looked impressive over the course of the fortnight and had dropped just one set before Friday’s semi-final against Alexander Zverev.
Interestingly, Tsitsipas has won the first 6-3 in four of the last five rounds and that has been the outcome in three of Djokovic’s previous five matches at Roland Garros
"Definitely the best match that I was ever part of [at] #RolandGarros, and top three matches that I’ve ever played in my entire career… each time you step on the court with him, you know that you have to climb Mount Everest to win.@DjokerNole 👏 pic.twitter.com/sIMCuZei1l
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 12, 2021
A couple of other markets catch the eye bearing in mind how close their recent encounters have been, with Tsitsipas 1/2 to take at least a set on Sunday but either player to lose the first and win the title is priced at 29/10.
That was the case in Djokovic’s epic victory over Nadal on Friday night and in their most recent meeting in the Italian capital in May.
Finally, in the 20 sets the players have contested only one has gone to a tie-break but Djokovic’s last three matches have produced at least one.
In the #GetAPrice featured section, we are offering 13/8 on Djokovic to win and +0.5 tie-breaks.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication