No Rafael Nadal. No Novak Djkovic. No Roger Federer. The Miami Open will be without tennis’ Big Three this week as the men’s field gets underway on Wednesday. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev leads the charge as the tournament’s top seed while Germany’s Alexander Zverev is the second seed. Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece is the No. 3 seed and Matteo Berrettini of Italy round’s out the top four seeds.
Miami Open outrights are in full swing at BetUS Sportsbook and the first thing that becomes immediately apparent is the fact that the tennis odds aren’t synchronized with the seedings. Medvedev and Zverev are the top two favorites priced at +220 and +500, respectively, while No.14 seed Carlos Alcaraz emerges as the third-best bet at +650.
Tsitsipas is priced as the fourth-best bet at +1000 and Andrey Rublev comes in as the fifth-best bet at +1200. Berrettini is a far-flung +2800 bet, behind Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime (+1600), Cameron Norrie (+2500), Jannik Sinner (+2500) and Nick Kyrgios (+2500).
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Below we preview the draw along with the Tennis odds currently on offer.
2022 ATP Miami Open Odds – Top 15 Bets
- Daniil Medvedev +220
- Alexander Zverev +500
- Carlos Alcaraz +650
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1000
- Andrey Rublev +1200
- Felix Auger Aliassime +1600
- Cameron Norrie +2500
- Jannik Sinner +2500
- Nick Kyrgios +2500
- Matteo Berrettini +2800
- Hubert Hurkacz +3000
- Casper Ruud +4000
- Gael Monfils +4000
- Reilley Opelka +4500
First Quarter: Medvedev’s Quarter
If there’s one player that must be delighted by Nadal’s decision to give Miami a skip, it has to be Daniil Medvedev. By any measure, Medvedev has had a great season. He’s 13-4 ahead of the Miami Open, but two defeats in the final of a tournament to Nadal have denied the Russian silverware this season. Most recently, Medvedev fell to Gael Monfils at Indian Wells, losing to the Frenchman 6-4, 3-6, 1-6.
Gwan Gael Monfils 🔥
He beats the newly crowned world No1 Daniil Medvedev who loses that status on Monday to Novak Djokovic not playing in Indian Wells.
Anyway, congrats Le Monf ✊🏾 https://t.co/ZKlin7Qnhq
— Anne-Marie Batson (@AnnemarieBatson) March 14, 2022
Medvedev’s section serves up several players to spot, including defending champion Hubert Hurkacz, who flanks the opposite corner as the No. 8 seed. The chances of Hurkacz defending his title successfully over the next fortnight are slim according to oddsmakers. The Pole is priced as the +3000 bet.
Medvedev’s early threats include Britain’s Andy Murray and American Jenson Brooksby along with Roberto Bautista Agut. Elsewhere, Aslan Karatsev and Denis Shapovalov loom as potential stumbling blocks deeper in the draw.
Second Quarter: Tsitsipas’ Quarter
The big reason behind Stefanos Tsitstipas’ slightly watered-down tennis betting online odds is Carlos Alcaraz, who falls into the same quarter and is on a collision course with the Greek in the Round of 16. Others on the same trajectory include Marin Cilic, Alex De Minaur, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lorenzo Musetti to name a few.
🙌 STANDING OVATION 🙌
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 20, 2022
In the opposite corner of this quarter is Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is the No. 7 seed. Should things fall in line with the seeding, Aliassime and Tsitsipas would cross paths in the quarterfinals. However, before the Canadian can look that far ahead, he must contend with several sleeper tennis picks, including Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz.
Others in this quarter that could shake things up are Karen Khachanov, Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina and American Jack Sock – although all three are longshot bets per online sports betting markets.
Third Quarter: Rublev’s Quarter
Russia’s Andrey Rublev was one win away from reaching the Indian Wells final, only to succumb to eventual champion Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4. Nevertheless, the Russian is “en fuego” right now, going 13-1 in the last three tournaments and picking up two titles in Marseille and Dubai.
Rublev looks like such a nice guy. https://t.co/ZfoWYF4wxL
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 19, 2022
Rublev’s odds are favorable enough, but his draw is littered with big servers and hitters. Right off the bat, Rublev could come up against Nick Kyrgios in the second round. After which Fabio Fognini, Pablo Careno Busta, Maxime Cressy and Jannik Sinner loom as potential R16 opponents.
Italy’s Matteo Berrettini holds the opposite corner and looms as a potential quarterfinal opponent for Rublev should the draw fall in line with expectations. However, Berrettini must navigate a course that could see him face Francis Tiafoe, Reilly Opelka or Gael Monfils, to name a few.
Fourth Quarter: Zverev’s Quarter
Alexander Zverev is the second seed and, in turn, the second favorite according to the oddsmakers. However, his form belies his favorable odds. Zverev boasts an 11-4 mark on the season, but in the last two tournaments he failed to make it out of the second round. He was disqualified and thrown out of Acapulco after an unseemly tantrum and crashed out of Indian Wells after losing his opener.
Look who decided to stop by @AlexZverev’s practice today 👀🏀☕️
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 22, 2022
Zverev’s path could see him take on Borna Coric or Fernando Verdasco in his tournament opener. Then he could face Indian Wells quarterfinalist Grigor Dimitrov. In the R16, Diego Schwarzmann, Thanasi Kokkinakis or Lorenzo Sonega are just some of the potential obstacles that he would need to overcome to reach the quarterfinals.
In the opposite corner. Norway’s Casper Ruud overlooks this quarter. Ruud’s section is wide open, though with a number of players striking an interesting pose, including Alexander Bublik, John Isner and/or Cameron Norrie emerging as dangerous floaters that could reach the quarterfinals.