2021 French Open Quarterfinals: Rafa Remains Favored to Continue Dominance at Roland Garros; Swiatek Eyes Repeat Amid Unprecedented Chaos

By | June 8, 2021

After over a week of upsets, routs, and withdrawals, the 2021 French Open has reached the quarterfinal stages of the men’s and women’s singles draws.

On the men’s side, the top seeds are all still alive, with the exception of #4 seed Dominic Thiem, who stunningly lost in the first round after holding a two-set lead. We’re still on track for a Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal matchup in the semifinals, and #2 seed Daniil Medvedev is in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time.

All in all, the men’s singles quarters are comprised of seven of the top 10 seeds. The only surprise quarterfinalist is Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who meets #6 seed Alexander Zverev later today.

On the women’s side, the apple cart has been overturned to a level not seen in the Open Era of tennis. For the first time in the Open Era, which dates back to 1968, no top five seeds are in the women’s singles quarterfinals. In fact, only one of the top 16 seeds is even still alive. It just so happens that the remaining high seed is the reigning French Open women’s singles champion and one of the pre-tournament favorites. However, recent history trends towards her not pulling off the repeat.

All odds in this article are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 am ET.

2021 French Open Odds

Odds to Win the Men’s Singles Title

  • Rafael Nadal -175
  • Novak Djokovic +480
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +500
  • Alexander Zverev +1200
  • Daniil Medvedev +2100
  • Matteo Berrettini +3800
  • Diego Schwartzmann +6500
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina +12000

Odds to Win the Women’s Singles Title

  • Iga Swiatek -140
  • Paula Badosa +500
  • Coco Gauff +750
  • Elena Rybakina +850
  • Barbora Krejcikova +1200
  • Maria Sakkari +1600
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +2300
  • Tamara Zidansek +3600

2021 French Open Quarterfinals Schedule and Odds

Men’s Singles

June 8

#6 Alexander Zverev (-1050) vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (+610), 10:00 am ET

#5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (-210) vs #2 Daniil Medvedev (+172), 11:00 am ET

June 9

#1 Novak Djokovic (-465) vs #9 Matteo Berrettini (+350), 5:00 am ET

#3 Rafael Nadal (-2100) vs #10 Diego Schwartzman (+1000), 6:00 am ET

Women’s Singles

June 8

Tamara Zidansek (+245) vs #33 Paula Badosa (-300), 6:00 am ET

#21 Elena Rybakina (-148) vs #31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (+126), 7:30 am ET

June 9

#24 Coco Gauff (-118) vs Barbora Krejcikova (-102), 5:00 am ET

#17 Maria Sakkari (+260) vs #8 Iga Swiatek (-330), 6:00 am ET

2021 French Open Quarterfinals: What to Watch For

Men’s Singles

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