You should be in all of your glory this week BetUS tennis betting faithful.
You see, not only is there one big ATP World Tour event going down this week, but three. The biggest event of the three is the 2021 Qatar Open, which features the return of the legendary Roger Federer. The 2021 ATP Open 13 is also going down, live from Marseilles, France.
Last, but not least, the 2021 Chile Dove Men+Care Open gets underway on Monday from the Chilean capital of Santiago at the Center Court of Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica. The ATP Odds for this event are already up and available.
A year ago, the ATP World Tour returned to Chile for the first time since 2014 after playing at Vina Del Mar from 2001-2009 and 2012-14. Prior to last year, the ATP Tour last appeared in Chile in 2010 and ’11. This began in Santiago in 1993 and remained there until 200. Last year, Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild won it all by beating Norwegian Casper Ruud 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the finals. This year, the ATP 250 series event features a 28-player singles draw.
Wild, the defending champ, won’t be in the field this year. The top four seeds, Chilean No. 1, Cristian Garin, Benoit Paire, Pablo Andujar, and Laslo Djere all have first-round byes. Past winners of this event include Fabio Fognini, Juan Monaco, Tommy Robredo, Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, Fernando Gonzalez, and Gustavo Kuerten.
Now, ranked 22nd in the world, 24-year-old Garin is looking to become the first home champion since Fernando Gonzalez in 2009. Garin will open against either a qualifier or Josef Kovalik. He could face No. 7 seed Federico Coria in the quarterfinal round. No. 3 seed Pablo Andujar will open up against either Daniel Elahi Galan or Daniel Altmaier in the second round, with No. 6 seed Salvatore Caruso as a potential quarterfinal opponent.
19-year-old wild card Juan Manuel Cerundolo looks completely and utterly dangerous after shocking the tennis establishment by winning the Cordoba Open as a qualifier last week in his first ATP main draw appearance.
Second-seeded Benoit Paire opens up against a qualifier in the second round. The Frenchman is pretty desperate coming into this tournament after losing his first round match in Buenos Aires last week against Francisco Cerundolo. The elder of the Cerundolo brothers has made a nice leap from No. 243 in March 2020 to his current ranking of No. 137 as he gets set to play World No. 9 Diego Schwartzman in the finals of the Argentina Open on Sunday.
A win for Francisco Cerundolo would make the Cerundolos the first ever brothers to win back-to-back titles on the ATP tour. No. 4 seed Laslo Djere will face either Leonardo Mayer or Pedro Sousa in the second round. If wins that match, he’ll likely take on No. 5 seed Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinals
Cristian Garin vs Juan Manuel Cerundolo
Frances Tiafoe vs Francisco Cerundolo
Cristian Garin vs Frances Tiafoe