The Barcelona Open takes center-stage this week with a star-studded cast set to descend on the Catalan capital, spearheaded by home-grown talent Carlos Alcaraz, alongside several Top 20 players in the men’s game and a number of clay-court specialists and veterans.
Alcaraz is the player to beat as per BetUS sportsbook 2022 ATP Barcelona Open outrights, installed as the +275 short-odds-on favorite to win; however, two-time Monte-Carlo Masters champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Norway’s Casper Ruud, Diego Schwartzman, Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina and American Sebastian Korda – are just some of the many players who will be keen to give the 18-year-old Spanish phenom a run for his money.
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2022 ATP Barcelona Open Outrights
|ATP Barcelona Open Outrights||MONEYLINE|
|Pablo Carreno Busta||+1400|
|Albert Ramos Vinolas||+2500|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||+2800|
|Alex De Minaur||+3000|
|Felix Auger Aliassime||+3000|
|Roberto Carballes Baena||+5000|
Stefanos Tsisipas is the No.1 seed in Barcelona and the second-best bet according to the markets at +330. The Greek is flush off a successful title defense campaign in Monaco, winning his second straight title in as many years in the French principality.
The Greek headlines a stacked quarter that is flanked by home favorite and tournament tennis odds favorite Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz won the Miami Open at the end of March but suffered an untimely exit at the Monte-Carlo Masters. He’ll be keen to task for that disappointment in front of his home fans this week.
Tsitsipas and Alcaraz are on a collision course in the quarterfinals. Before they reach that stage, each faces various obstacles. Tsitsipas could see Grigor Dimitrov in the R16. The Bulgarian is coming off a semi-final run in Monte-Carlo, setting him up as a major obstacle on the path to the quarterfinals
Alcaraz’s biggest threat on the way to the quarters is ninth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili who could emerge as an R16 opponent. Prior to that, veteran Benoit Paire or Soonwoo Kwon could challenge Alcaraz in the R32.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (2021-2022) becomes the 1st Non-Big 3 Player to defend a M1000 Title since Andy Murray in Shanghai (2010-2011)
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— Vansh🇺🇦 (@vanshv2k) April 17, 2022
Cam Norries (+2200) is the fourth seed in the tournament and he falls into an advantageous quarter that is devoid of Top 10 threats. On the opposite side is Albert Ramos-Vinolas (+2500), who enters the tournament as the No.17.
This section is wide open and could serve up some surprises. Veteran Adrian Mannarino and Federico Delbonis are contained in Norrie’s immediate vicinity, alongside Marton Fucscovics and Jordan Thompson. Alex De Minaur and Ugo Humbert along with clay-court specialists Pablo Andujar and Roberto Carballes Baena are in Ramos-Vinolas’ section.
Carlos is here!@alcarazcarlos03 | @ATPTour_ES | #BCNOpenBS pic.twitter.com/y3OKAo77bx
— Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (@bcnopenbs) April 17, 2022
Diego Schwartzman (+1200) had Stefanos Tsitsipas on the ropes in the quarterfinals of the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters last week. In fact, he was up 4-0 in the third set before the wheels came undone.
This week, Schwartzman will spearhead a third quarter that features Felix Auger-Aliassime on the opposite corner. The pair could set up a fascinating quarterfinal if their progress through the rounds falls in line with the draw and the tennis betting odds. Nothing can be taken for granted though.
Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti (+4000) is a dangerous floater in this section along with Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina (+2800). Davidovich-Fokina finished runner-up to Tsitsipas in the Monte-Carlo final on Sunday. The Spaniard will be keen to carry that momentum in Barcelona where he’ll be counted among the many home-grown favorites competing this week.
Elsewhere, American Sebastian Korda (+2800), who beat Alcaraz in Monaco, also lurks. He’s joined by fellow American Francis Tiafoe, both looking to stir up some upsets on the red dirt.
Casper Ruud (+450) falls into a tough fourth quarter that is flanked by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta (+1400). The pair would set up a scintillating showdown in the quarterfinals if they live up to expectations, however, reaching the final eight won’t be straightforward for either player.
Ruud could face veteran Feliciano Lopez or Alexander Bublik in the R16. Before that, a date with either Brandon Nakashima or qualifier Nicolas Alvarez Varona awaits.
Carreno Busta has a slightly tougher course to navigate with Lorenzo Sonego looming as a likely R16 opponent. He could also come up against veteran Tommy Robredo or Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the R32.
Tennis Betting Verdict
The second clay-court event of the European clay-court swing presents several top tennis picks as well as longshot bets. Carlos Alcaraz at +275 is a solid choice given his prowess on the surface and home advantage. He is likely to be a popular bet among tennis fans.
Equally, Stefanos Tsistsipas at +330 is another top choice given his success on this surface over the last couple of years and Casper Ruud at +450 is one that can’t be dismissed either.
Longshots that are tempting include Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina at +2800. Given the 22-year-old’s recent form, it’s somewhat surprising that his odds haven’t shortened more. As well, Grigor Dimitrov at +5000 is another tempting longshot bet to consider, assuming he can build on his Monaco campaign which ended in the semis.