Busy week of tennis with betting options galore
Tennis continues to steam ahead in 2022, as the final Grand Slam of the year looms just around the corner.
Last week saw the Hamburg European Open, and ATP 500 tournament, conclude with the surprize loss of Carlos Alcaraz in the final to fellow Next Gen star and Italian prodigy Lorenzo Musetti. Alcaraz continued his stellar season however, moving into the world’s Top Five off the back of his finals appearance.
This week, three ATP 250 tournaments kick off, with action in Atlanta, Kitzbuhel and Umag. We take a look at the odds heading into these tournaments, and where the best bets might be over the coming week.
Stacked draw and big servers in Atlanta Open
Crowds in Atlanta will be treated to a spectacle of tennis this week, as big servers such as Nick Kyrios, John Isner and Reilly Opelka headline the Atlanta Open.
Kyrios is making his first appearance on the tennis courts since his stunning run to make the Wimbledon final earlier this month. Isner, meanwhile, is looking to defend his title, having won six of the last nine Atlanta Opens. Opelka, on the other hand, will be looking to insert himself into the equation and show that Isner is not the only big serving American capable of winning the tournament.
Bookies have Kyrios at +400, Isner at +500, and Opelka even with Australian Alex De Minaur on +700.
Thiem looks to continue comeback momentum at Generali Open
When Dominic Thiem won the 2020 US Open, defeating Alexander Zverev, many saw Thiem becoming a consistent threat to the dominance of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at Grand Slams.
Since then, a wrist injury has seen him plummet out of contention. His comeback after surgery has been rocky, with the Austrian struggling to string together any wins, falling out of the Top 300 and even losing matches at Challenger events.
The former top three player appears to have rounded a corner in his comeback however, making the semi-finals of Gstaad last week.
This week, Thiem is the favorite to take out the title in Kitzbuhel, with odds of +500, his closest competitions for the title being Spaniards Roberto Bautista-Agut on +600 and Albert Ramos-Vinolas on +700.
Alcaraz seeks revenge over Musetti in Umag
All set to capture his fifth title of the year, Spain’s tennis prodigy Carlos Alcaraz was tripped at the final hurdle by Lorenzo Musetti.
This week, there is a chance for revenge, as the two find themselves again playing in the same tournament. This time, however, Alcaraz is the defending champion, and he will fancy himself the favorite to right the wrongs of last week.
Musetti will have to get past fellow Italian Jannick Sinner if he is to face Alcaraz in the final however, with Sinner the second favorite in the odds to Alcaraz, at +400.
Alcaraz is overwhelmingly favored, with odds of -120, compared to Musetti’s +1600. Despite the disparity in odds, you wouldn’t bet against these two youngsters facing off again in five days’ time.
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