Betting odds for all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in 2021
All of the tennis majors are in the books for 2020, and the singles tournaments at the Australian Open, US Open, and French Open provided three different champions for both men and women.
From a Grand Slam point of view, the attention now turns to 2021, and bettors can already place wagers on the outright markets.
Novak Djokovic won his eighth title in Melbourne in February, outlasting Dominic Thiem over five sets. Predictably, the Serb is a strong favourite to lift the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, with a best price of 11/10.
Rafael Nadal comes next in the betting but his odds range from 4/1 to 6/1 depending on where you look. Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, and Roger Federer are all around the 6/1 mark.
It is perhaps surprising to see US Open finalist Alexander Zverev at 30/1 with some sportsbooks. Of course, the price could change closer to the event, but if you claim the 888sport sign up offer, you can go and snap up those odds.
While the men’s draw has five players at 6/1 or lower, there are no such short odds found on the women’s side. Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Bianca Andreescu, and Serena Williams are the only players in single figures across the board but there is 9/1 or better available on each of them.
Defending champion Sofia Kenin, a beaten finalist at the French Open, is a potentially tempting 12/1 to go back-to-back.
With Roland Garros 2020 still fresh in the mind, the 2021 installment of the only clay court Slam takes place in its usual slot from the end of May until early June.
Nadal is 6/5 to make it 14 Paris titles, and you can get 10/3 on Djokovic to become the first man in the Open Era to complete a second career Grand Slam.
Thiem is next at 4/1, and there is then a dropoff to 2020 semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas at 16/1.
Iga Swiatek didn’t drop a set en route to her maiden singles title at the 2020 French Open, and the Polish teenager shares favouritism at 5/1 with Simona Halep, who she swept aside 6-1, 6-2 in the last 16.
Barty, Andreescu, and Osaka are all seen as their biggest challengers, and are 10/1 each, give or take a couple of prices on certain betting sites.
Sadly, there was no Wimbledon Championships in 2020, and after the classic that took place between Djokovic and Federer in 2019, there is a real appetite for the event in London next year.
The best price for a successful Djokovic defence is 13/8, but the value may lie with Nadal at 7/1 or Federer at 9/1.
Andy Murray is a two-time champion at SW19, but 28/1 might be short enough given his understandable struggles since injury threatened to end the Brit’s career.
The usual suspects are at the top of the market in the women’s tournament, with two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova also in the mix at 9/1 with most bookies.
You can expect the various betting offers and sign up bonuses to be ramped up around Wimbledon given the tournament’s popularity in the UK.
As is the case with the Australian Open, Djokovic is a clear favourite for glory in New York. Depending on how the three prior Grand Slams pan out, he could equal or even surpass Nadal and/or Federer here in terms of total major singles titles.
Medvedev, Nadal, and 2020 champion Thiem are all 6/1 with most bookies.
Backing the favourite to win the women’s tournament can not always be considered value, but 8/1 on Osaka does seem generous given her dominance on hard courts and at this event in particular.
Many believe that Cori Gauff, the 16-year-old American, is destined for greatness, so don’t be surprised if the 20/1 quotes for her to win the US Open are slashed by the time August 2021 comes around.