Expert Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 21st Edition

Expert Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 21st Edition

Written by on May 22, 2018

With the start of the 2018 French Open just days away, now is the perfect time for a look at the tennis odds to win both, the ATP and WTA portions of the second grand slam event of the year! Will reigning champ and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal hold on to the title that he has won a record 10 or will he fail to win the grand slam that has become synonymous with his name? On the women’s side, will reigning champ Jelena Ostapenko back repeat her first career slam that took everyone by surprise a year ago or will another new champion be crowned. Hell, for that matter, Will Serena Williams rule Roland Garros once again or will another former French Open winner find her way back into the winner’s circle?

Expert Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – May 21st Edition

Tennis Betting Odds to win 2018 Men’s French Open

  • Rafael Nadal 2/5
  • Alexander Zverev 15/2
  • Dominic Thiem 10/1
  • Novak Djokovic 12/1
  • Kei Nishikori 33/1
  • David Goffin 40/1
  • Grigor Dimitrov 40/1
  • Juan Martin Del Potro 40/1
  • Marin Cilic 40/1
  • Stan Wawrinka 40/1
  • Denis Shapovalov 50/1
  • Hyeon Chung 50/1

Rafael Nadal

Nadal just won the Rome Open over Alex Zverev, although it took three difficult sets to get the win. Rafa did get knocked out of the Madrid Open in the quarterfinals by Dominic Thiem but he did win the Rolex Masters in Monte Carlo and the Barcelona Open, so he’s looking pretty good on his favorite surface right about now.

Alex Zverev

The World No. 3 took it to Rafa for a while in the Italian final and he also won the Madrid Open over Thiem. Zverev also won the Rome Open a year ago, so he’s got the game to beat just about anyone on clay no matter who it is!

Dominic Thiem

Thiem took out Nadal at the Madrid Open and is now, either the second or third best clay court player in the world. However, Thiem has struggled to make deep runs in slams so far, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens to the World No. 8.

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic just made a nice run to the semifinal of the Italian Open where he gave Nadal a good way to go before falling 7-6 (4), 6-3. Who knows what the 2016 French open winner could do this year as he tries to regain the form that made him the undisputed World No. 1 just a couple of years ago.

Kei Nishikori

The ATP World Tour No. 21 is looking pretty good right now as he tries to climb back into the top 10. At the Italian Open, Nishikori took out Feliciano Lopez, Grigor Dimitrov, and Philip Kohlschreiber before losing to Djokovic in three sets.

Tennis Betting Odds to win 2018 Women’s French Open

  • Elina Svitolina 11/2
  • Simona Halep 11/2
  • Jelena Ostapenko 12/1
  • Maria Sharapova 12/1
  • Garbine Muguruza 14/1
  • Serena Williams 14/1
  • Daria Kasatkina 18/1
  • Karolina Pliskova 18/1
  • Petra Kvitova 18/1
  • Caroline Wozniacki 22/1
  • Angelique Kerber 25/1
  • Kiki Bertens 25/1
  • Caroline Garcia 28/1
  • N Osaka 33/1
  • Victoria Azarenka 33/1
  • A Kontaveit 40/1
  • J Goerges 40/1
  • Johanna Konta 40/1
  • Sloane Stephens 40/1
  • Carla Suarez Navarro 50/1
  • E Mertens 50/1
  • Kristina Mladenovic 50/1
  • Madison Keys 50/1
  • Venus Williams 50/1

Elina Svitolina

Svitolina just won the Italian Open for the second straight year and has reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in two of the last three years while coming up just short of beating Simona Halep last year to reach her first semifinal in a grand slam. The world No. 4 has reached the quarters of the Australian Open this year and is currently 25-6 this season overall.

Simona Halep

The world No. 1 is still looking to win her first grand slam title, but she’s in good form heading into the French. Halep reached the finals in Rome opposite Svitolina. Along the way, she beat Naomi Osaka, Madison keys, Caroline Garcia and Maria Sharapova. Halep is 28-6 on the year and reached the final at the French Open last year and in 2014.

Jelena Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko stunned everyone en route to the French Open title a year ago, but she’s been wildly inconsistent this year. The 20-year-old is 12-11 on the year but she did have a nice run in Rome to reach the semis before losing to Sharapova in an epic three-setter. Jelena Ostapenko is among the Tennis Betting favorites to win the 2018 French Open. The hard-hitting Latvian will look to become the first back-to-back French Open winner since Justine Henin in 2006-07.

Maria Sharapova

The 2012 and 2014 French Open winner had a nice run in Rome by beating Ashley Barty, Dominika Cibulkova, Daria Gavrilova, and Ostapenko to reach the semifinals where she lost to Halep in three sets. She’s got experience even if some of the other younger players on tour have now caught up to – and surpassed her.

Garbine Muguruza

The World No. 3 has gone a modest 15-9 on the year and was on the wrong end of an epic comeback against Daria Gavrilova in the Round of 16 at the Italian Open. While Muguruza did win the French in 2016, something, mostly confidence, seems to be lacking in the two-time slam winner.