This year’s Open Sud de France tournament is held this week between 22-28 February, in Montpellier. Former top 10 players like Robert Bautista-Agut and David Goffin also compete in the event which is part of the ATP Tour 250 series. But we find a young Italian, Jannik Sinner leading the 2021 ATP Montpellier winner odds this time ahead of other more experienced players.
This will be the 34th edition of the indoor tournament of the Open Sud de France. Which was first held in Lyon and relocated to Montpellier in 2010. The event is one of the four French events of the ATP Tour 250 series with several top players taking part in it. In the previous winners we can find former world No1 Pete Sampras and John McEnroe. While in more recent times usually French players have managed to win the tournament from Gael Monfils to Richard Gasquet. Monfils is the defending champion as well but he won’t compete this season. As he is in weak form after his early exit of the Australian Open and break-up with women’s tennis star Elina Svitolina.
2021 ATP Montpellier winner odds favor young players Sinner and Umbert
Jannik Sinner is only 19 years old but he has already won two ATP titles. He has become the youngest ATP title-holder since 2008. The 2019 ATP Next Gen ATP Finals winner got his biggest success last year with reaching the quarter-finals of the 2020 French Open. Sinner defeated David Goffin and Alexander Zverev on his route but he was stopped by Rafael Nadal. Still the Italian player is one of the greatest talents of men’s tennis right now. With the odds of 3.68 in the 2021 ATP Montpellier winner odds.
Online sportsbooks in France offer similar odds, 4.86 for the victory of a French talent, Ugo Humbert. The world No30 also has two ATP titles so far beside six Challanger titles. Humbert reached the fourth round of the 2019 WImbledon Championships after knocking out his compatriot, Gael Monfils and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. While he defeated Australian Alex de Minaur in the 2020 European Open final to win his second ATP title. Now on home soil Humbert hoped to show his best tennis which he might need in the quarter-final against a strong opponent.
Bautista-Agut and Goffin will also aim for the trophy
The number one seed of the tournament, Roberto Bautista-Agut is currently 13th in the world ranking after struggling with his form last season. But before that he had a great year after reaching the semi-final of the 2019 Wimbledon. And also winning the Davis Cup title with the Spanish team. Last year his best result was getting to the semi-finals at the Cincinnati Masters. While he also reached the third rounds in all Grand Slams. This will be his first tournament appearance since 2012 with the odds of 5.95 to go all the way.
Online gambling sites in France also mention another former top 10 player, David Goffin in the favorites with the odds of 6.90. The Belgian player had his best season in 2017 when he reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 Australian Open. He also played in the 2017 ATP World Tour Final. Where he defeated Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to reach the final. Goffin reached the semi-finals of last year’s Open Sud de France tournament but lost there against Vasek Pospisil. Meanwhile the former world No1 Andy Murray will also make his first appearance since last October. But he might be getting back to form after reaching the final of the Biella Challenger last week. His odds to win his first trophy here is 9.00 on 22Bet.