The Mexican Open in Acapulco is one of two ATP 500 stops this week on the tennis schedule, attracting some of the top players in the game.
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ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel Open Odds
- Carlos Alcaraz +250
- Taylor Fritz +400
- Matteo Berrettini +500
- Holger Rune +600
- Casper Ruud +700
- Cameron Norrie +700
- Tommy Paul +800
- Alex De Minaur +1400
- Frances Tiafoe +1800
- Christopher Eubanks +1600
- J. J. Wolf +2200
- Taro Daniel +2500
- Denis Shapovalov +2500
- Brandon Nakashima +2500
- MackeNizie MacDonald +2500
- Marcos Giron +3300
- Oscar Otte +4000
- Nuno Borges +4000
- Miomir Kecmanovic +6000
- Adrian Manarino +6600
- Yoshihito Nakashima +8000
- John Isner +8000
- Ben Shelton +10000
- Michael Mmoh +!25000
- Nick Chappell +25000
- Jacopo Berrettini +25000
- Guido Andreozzi +25000
- Rodrigo P Mendez +25000
- Alex Molcan +25000
- Feliciano Lopez +25000
- Emilio Gomez +25000
- Daniel Altmaier +25000
First Quarter – Alcaraz and Paul Headline
- Top Seeds: No. 1 Alcaraz, No. 7 Paul
- Dangerous Floaters: Mmoh, Nakashima
World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz headlines the first quarter. The Spanish teenager is coming off a title win in Buenos Aires (clay) and a runner-up finish in Rio de Janeiro (clay). As the top seed and the most exciting player on the ATP Tour, Alcaraz is the favorite across the betting online board. However, a leg injury that he picked up last week in Rio has cast his bid in some doubt.
Alcaraz’s section is riddled in obstacles, from his tournament opener against Mackenzie MacDonald to a potential second round matchup against the winner of Brandon Nakashima versus Daniel Altmaier, the early rounds aren’t going to be a cakewalk. Should the 19-year-old tennis sensation survive these early challenges, he could come up against No. 7 seed Tommy Paul, Emilio Gomez, Marcos Giron or Michael Mmoh – the latter of which is coming off a quarterfinal appearance in Delray Beach.
- First Quarter Prediction: Alcaraz vs Mmoh in the quarterfinals
- Top Seeds: No. 3 Fritz, No. 6 Tiafoe
- Dangerous Floaters Isner, Kecmanovic, Shapovalov, Nishioka
The second quarter easily could be the group of death with top Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe hugging opposite ends of the quarter and dangerous floaters such as John Isner, Miomir Kecmanovic, Denis Shapovalov and Yoshihito Nishioka contained within.
Fritz drew the short straw with the 6-foot-10 Isner in the first round. The veteran American may be far from the form of his heyday, but his serve has a way of keeping players honest even today. This will be a tough test of Fritz, who is coming off his first title of the season in Delray Beach.
Should the 25-year-old Fritz overcome his compatriot, he will face the winner of Kecmanovic versus Shapovalov. Ironically, Fritz beat Kecmanovic in three sets to win the Delray Beach title and a meeting in the R16 of Acapulco would mark their second in less than a week.
Tiafoe opens his campaign against dangerous floater Nishioka. The Japanese hopeful isn’t an easy out and that could be a problem for Tiafoe, who brings a modest 3-2 record to Acapulco.
The winner of Tiafoe vs Nishioka will face the winner of wild card Feliciano Lopez vs Christopher Eubanks.
- Second Quarter Prediction: Fritz vs Eubanks in the quarterfinals
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- Top Seeds: No. 4 Rune,No. 5 Norrie
- Dangerous Floaters: Molcan, Berrettini and Shelton
Cameron Norrie, the 2022 runner-up, falls into the third quarter alongside Danish teenager Holger Rune. Norrie is coming off a title victory in Rio. Since the Australian Open, he has won eight of his last nine matches – the only hiccup was losing to Alcaraz in the Buenos Aires final.
Norrie’s bid begins against Adrian Mannarino. Should the No. 1 Briton overcome the veteran Frenchman, he’ll face the winner of Alex Molcan versus Matteo Berrettini in the R16.
Rune is making his Acapulco debut this week and takes an 8-4 record into the Mexican Open. The Dane opens against wild card American Ben Shelton, a dark-horse contender in the tournament. In the R16, Rune or Shelton will face the winner of Nuno Borges versus Nick Chappell.
- Third Quarter Prediction: Rune vs Berrettini in the quarterfinals
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Fourth Quarter – Ruud and De Minaur
- Top Seeds: No. 2 Ruud, No. 8 De Minaur
- Dangerous Floaters: Wolf, Otte
Casper Ruud and Alex De Minaur fall into a fourth quarter that is wide open. To begin with, Ruud is making his first appearance in a tournament since his premature exit at the Australian Open (R64). The Norwegian is a legitimate contender at the best of times, but with limited matches under his belt, he’s in danger of an early upset.. Similarly, De Minaur is vulnerable to the early upset despite being seeded eighth.
Ruud opens against a qualifier in Guido Andreozzi. By all accounts, he should overcome the 31-year-old Argentine. Things could get tricky in the R16 if J.J. Wolf emerges at the expense of Taro Daniel. The American is in the midst of a standout start to this 2023 campaign, having reached the R16 Down Under, the semis in Dallas and the R16 in Delray Beach.
De Minaur’s opener sees him go up against Mexico’s Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez, who received a wild card into the tournament. The winner of this first-round match will take on the winner of Jacopo Berrettini versus Oscar Otte
- Fourth Quarter Prediction: Wolf vs Otte in the quarterfinals