Live in New Jersey and interested in wagering on tennis? With spring in the air, as all Grand Slam tennis fans know, thoughts turn to the red-clay of Roland Garros in Paris as players prepare for the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open. It’s great that the tournament is returning to its traditional late May/early June timeslot after switching to September/October in 2020 due to impacts of the global pandemic. Bet365, one of the Garden State’s leading online sportsbooks has a superb range of early futures odds, and you’ll need to get in quick to secure these odds deals below. Without further ado, we examine the top picks and their odds to win both the Men’s and Women’s Singles titles in Paris (all odds current as at 10 May 2021 – subject to change). French Open 2021 – Men’s Singles Contenders Rafael Nadal – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – -118 Reigning French Open Champion 13-time Winner at Roland Garros Now 34 years young, (and will turn 35 during this year’s French Open), the Spaniard is one of the all-time greats and the undisputed King of Clay. No other tournament worldwide has seen such domination by a single player, and it will take a very special performance to unseat ‘Rafa’ as Men’s French Open Champion. Novak Djokovic – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +350 2016 French Open Champion 18-time Grand Slam Champion 2021 Australian Open Champion At the Australian Open, it was back to business as usual with Novak Djokovic taking out the year’s first Grand Slam Event. However, Paris is a completely different ballgame as getting past Nadal will require a superhuman effort. The Serb has rejigged his calendar this year to be fully fit and fresh for Roland Garros and the huge challenge ahead of him. Stefanos Tsitsipas – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +650 The young Greek player Tsitsipas has the old-round game to take it to Nadal and Djokovic and is beginning to rack up a good clay court resume’ of his own after a win in the prestigious Monte Carlo tournament this year. Possibly the best winners bet outside the Top 2. Dominic Thiem – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +900 Austria’s Dominic Thiem finally has the strength to match his outrageous talent and has the top players in his sights each week. A two-time French Open finalist and as reigning U.S. Open Champion, Thiem is a dangerous floater in the draw and at quality odds for an underdog wager. French Open 2021 – Women’s Singles Contenders Simona Halep – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +500 Always a strong performer on clay, Romania’s Simona Halep is a previous winner at the French Open (2018), won Wimbledon in 2019 and is current World #3. She will need to watch a gaggle of young up-and-coming players through the early rounds. Ashleigh Barty – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +600 During the spring, young Aussie Ashleigh Barty has proven that she is no stop-gap World #1, but the real deal with tournament wins in Miami, and the clay of Stuttgart. Barty won the French Open in 2019 on route to becoming World #1. Only the global pandemic prevented Barty from defending her French Open title in 2020. Iga Swiatek – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +600 The World’s highest ranked teenager is the reigning French Open champion and seeks to add to her 2 career titles. More consistent performances than her hot-and-cold 2021 will be required to win again in Paris. Naomi Osaka – Bet365 French Open Winners Odds – +900 Without question the hardest hitter on the Women’s Tour, Naomi Osaka will need to produce her best ever clay court performance to win in Paris. The slow clay courts reduce the effectiveness of her power game. Better mobility will be required for her to win.