French Open 2021: History, Odds, form all in favor of Rafael Nadal to win 21st Grand Slam trophy

French Open 2021
French Open 2021

French Open 2021 – Most Grand Slam Win Record looking a reality: King of Clay, Rafael Nadal is aiming for his 14th French Open title and break the record of most Grand Slam titles. Currently, tied on 20th with Roger Federer, Nadal will open his Roland Garros campaign as the favourite in betting odds and as an athlete with only Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem closest challenger in clay court event.

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However, the Nadal juggernaut in Paris will be difficult to stop barring any late or in-tournament injury. It will take some special doing to stop the Spanish tennis legend who is arguably the greatest ever player on clay with records heavily stacked in his favour. While Roger Federer will be there to break the same record, his record in French Open and his current performances do not bode well.

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Rafael Nadal French Open records:

Most titles: With 13 titles in 13 finals, no other player has managed the feat other than Nadal.

Most wins: In 102 matches, Nadal has won 100, a record that is unparallel in Roland Garros. His win-loss record in the French Open is 100-2 with the two losses coming against Novak Djokovic and Robin Soderling.

13/13 Finals record: In 13 appearances in the Roland Garros final, Nadal has won all 13 without taking the match into the 5th

Most consecutive titles: If Nadal manages to win French Open 2021, he will equal his own record of winning the clay-court event a record five times in a row. He achieved the feat between 2010-14 and won it four consecutive times twice — 2005-2008 and 2017-2020.

French Open 2021: Will Rafael Nadal break the record of most Grand Slam titles win?

Tied at 20 with rival and friend Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal will have the opportunity to become the first player to win the 21st Grand Slam title if he wins the French Open 2021. It will be a new record in men’s tennis. In women’s tennis, Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slams leads the chart, followed by Serena Williams (23) and Stefi Graf (22).

There is a reason why the odds are stacked in favour of him to break the most Grand Slams record. Roger Federer will return to French Open 2021 but he hasn’t had the perfect preparations. He lost the Geneva Open, an ATP clay court 250 event, in the first round (quarterfinals) and hasn’t played tennis before that for five months.

In high-octane French Open 2021, he will get a tough drawn and beating Nadal will be an almost impossible task for the Swiss great, handing the crown to King Rafa until the hard-court events begin. Even betters are not considering him a favourite with a 66/1 odd currently. Rather Novak Djokovic’s chances too fizzle out when we consider the recent record. Nadal beat Djokovic in the Italian Open 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to win the clay court event. In 2021,

Why is Rafael Nadal favourite to win French Open 20201?

  • Nadal has a 14-2 win-loss record in clay court event in 2021
  • Nadal has won two titles in clay court events this year including the Italian Open (Masters)
  • Nadal’s closest rival Novak Djokovic isn’t in his best form on clay
  • Dominic Thiem is a surprise package and one of the best on clay but Nadal will have a 9-6 win-loss record against the Austrian.

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French Open 2021 Betting odds: According to Betfair, Rafael Nadal is the pre-tournament favourite with 5/6 odds while Novak Djokovic comes second with 7/2 odds. Even betters are not considering Roger Federer a threat with 66/1 betting odds.

Rafael Nadal 5/6

Novak Djokovic 7/2

Stefanos Tsitsipas 7/1

Dominic Thiem 10/1

Alexander Zverev 18/1

Jannik Sinner 40/1

Andrey Rublev 40/1

Roger Federer 66/1

Casper Ruud 66/1

Aslan Karatsev 66/1