It’s a busy tennis betting schedule this week, with several ATP Tour events dotted around the globe attracting some of the best players in the game.
In this column, we pay attention to the Hamburg European Open, set to get underway in the Northern German port city on July 18. It’s the last ATP 500 event on clay this year.
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz and Russia’s Andrey Rublev emerge as the top two seeds in a draw packed with clay-court gurus, including Fabio Fognini, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Diego Schwartzman, to name a few.
Who will win the coveted title? Will Alcaraz come through as the bookies’ odds-on favorite at -150 to win? Wil Rublev come through as the second-best bet, albeit at a distant +600. Might another player surprise in Hamburg?
With tennis betting odds in full swing, we look at the Hamburg Open outrights and preview the draw.
Hamburg European Open Outrights
- Carlos Alcaraz -150
- Andrey Rublev +600
- Diego Schwartzman +1100
- Pable Carreno Busta +1200
- Sebastian Baez +2500
- Holger Rune +2800
- Karen Kachanov +2800
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina +2800
- Botic Van De Zandschulp +3300
- Lorenzo Musetti +3300
- Aslan Karatsev +3300
- Laslo Djere +3300
- Francisco Cerundolo +3300
- Jan-Lennard Struff +5000
- Emil Ruusuvuori +5000
- Alex Molcan +5000
- Dusan Lajovic +5000
- Talon Griekspoor +5000
- Fabio Fognini +5000
- Borna Coric +5000
- Alexander Bublik +5000
- Nikoloz Basilashvili +5000
- Federico Coria +6600
- Filip Krajinovic +8000
- Aljaz Bedene +15000
- Daniel Altmaier +15000
- Max Hans Rehberg +25000
- Nicola Kuhn +25000
Alcaraz and Kachanov Headline First Quarter
Teen phenom Alcaraz headlines the Hamburg European Open draw as the top seed. He’s also the top betting favorite at -150.
Alcaraz, 19, is playing his first tournament since Wimbledon. He opens his bid against German wild card Nicola Kuhn (+25000) — a match he’s expected to win with relative ease. In the second round, he could face either in-form Sebastian Baez (+2500) or dangerous floater Filip Krajinovic (+8000). Baez is coming off a runner-up finish to Francsico Cerundolo in Bstaad, Sweden.
— Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) July 17, 2022
Seventh seed Karen Kachanov (+2800) is the highest seed in Alcaraz’s quarter. Should the draw fall in line with the seeding, the pair would meet in the final eight. There’s little the two don’t know about each other after training together in Hamburg this week.
Kachanov doesn’t have a straightforward path to the quarters as there are plenty of stumbling blocks for the Russian in this quarter. If he stumbles, that could see either Aljaz Bedene (+15000), Fabio Fognini (+5000) or Jan Lennard Struff (+5000) emerge to challenge Alcaraz in the last eight.
Carreno Busta and Rune Lead Charge in Second Quarter
The second quarter is wide open. Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 4 seed, and Holger Rune, No. 8 seed, flank the opposite corners. Although both are projected to collide in the quarterfinals, each will need to negotiate a tricky path.
Busta (+1200) opens his tournament against qualifier Luca Nardi, but a second-round date against the winner of Mark Topo and Alex Molcan (+5000) could prove challenging.
Rune opens his tournament against Talon Griekspoor (+5000) and will face either Laslo Djere (+3300) or Borna Coric (+5000) in the second round.
Van De Zandschulp and Schwartzman Highlight Third Quarter
Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman is the highest seed in the third quarter. The No. 3 seed is joined by No. 5 seed Botic Van De Zandschulp.
Van De Zandschulp (+3300) drew the short straw as he opens his tournament against dangerous floater Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina (+2800). The Spaniard upset Djokovic in Monte Carlo earlier this year and he might fancy his chances to shake things up in this section of the draw.
The winner of this top-notch match will face either qualifier Jozef Kovalik or German wild card Max Hans Rehberg (+25000).
Schwartzman (+1100) will open his tournament against up-and-coming Fin, Emil Ruusuvuori. Should the Argentine survive the first round, he will play the winner of Dusan Lajovic (+5000) vs Lorenzo Musetti (+3300).
We are so getting spoiled
Andrey training in Hamburg 😍 pic.twitter.com/yqFZbQplHR
— Krista (@BwehRublev) July 17, 2022
Basilashvili and Rublev Top Fourth Quarter
Second seed Rublev and sixth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili are the top two seeds in the fourth quarter. Rublev faces the added pressure of being the second overall favorite in betting online markets to win the title.
Rublev opens against Alexander Bublik and then will face the winner of the match between Daniel Altmaier (+15000) and Francisco Cerundolo (+3300). Cerundolo is coming off his maiden title victory in Bstaad Sweden, beating Sebastian Baez in the final.
Basilashvili opens against dangerous floater Aslan Karatsev and will face either Federico Coria (+6600) or Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round.