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Thanks to this year’s draw, tennis fans can watch great games even in the first round of the 2021 Roland Garros. Like the Alexander Bublik vs Daniil Medvedev tie where the Russian second seed will meet the Kazakh top-form player. Or the Sofia Kenin vs Jelena Ostapenko match in the women’s singles. Let’s see all the top first-round games in the 2021 French Open.
The main draw games will start this Sunday, on the 30th of May at the 2021 French Open including some great ties. In the men’s singles defending champion Rafael Nadal will play against Australian Alexei Popyrin. It sounds like an easy game for the 13-time Roland Garros winner Spanish star, but the rest of the draw can bring him some very tough opponents. After both of his old rivals, Novak Djokovich and Roger Federer are on the same half of the draw. The world No1 can meet the Swiss champion in the quarter-finals, with the winner of their game playing against Nadal in the semi-finals. Of course only if they can get there. Second seed Russian Daniil Medvedev will have a tough opponent already in the first round, just like the players below.
Top first-round games in the 2021 French Open include Bublik vs Medvedev
World No2 Daniil Medvedev will meet world No37 Alexander Bublik in the first round. The Russian is favored to win by online sportsbooks in France. But he won’t have an easy job against a rising Bublik, who made his top 40 debut this season. Thanks to his latest performances like reaching the final in Antalya and Singapore. And getting to the quarter-finals at the Miami and Madrid Masters. Medvedev has had a good season too after reaching the final of the 2021 Australian Open. He also won the title in Marseille but had to miss out a few weeks after.
Still Medvedev has the odds of 1.475 to win the match, even though he hasn’t managed to get to the second round in Paris yet. Unlike his compatriot, Andrey Rublev who got to the quarter-finals last year. The world No7 will play against German Jan-Lennard Struff who defeated him once before. But the Russian also has great results this season. As he got to his first Masters 1000 final in Monte-Carlo where he also defeated Rafael Nadal. Now his odds to go through are 1.096. To find all the odds for top first-round games in the 2021 French Open, just visit 22Bet. Before doing so, let’s see the most exciting games in the women’s singles.
Kenin and Bencic will have tough opening games in women’s singles
Last year’s French Open finalist, Sofia Kenin will start this year’s tournament against the 2017 winner, Jelena Ostapenko. The Latvian player might not be in the same form as four years ago, but she is playing well again this year. Ostapenko defeated Kenin last year in the Billie Jean King Cup which might motivate her for another win. Her odds to do so is 1.61 while Kenin has the odds of 2.315 to win.
Online gambling sites in France offer similar odds for the victory of Tunisian Ons Jabeur. She will meet Yulia Putintseva in the first round. Jabeur reached the semi-final in Charleston and the round of 16 in Madrid this season. While her Kazak opponent has already reached the quarter-finals here twice before. She has the odds of 2.34 to win the game now. World No10 Belinda Bencic will play against last year’s semi-finalist, Nadia Podoroska in another exciting tie. Bencic reached the quarter-final in Madrid last month, while Podoroska reached the last 16 in Rome. No wonder bookmakers offer almost the same odds for both players’ victory.