The next stop on the ATP is in Antwerp, where the likes of Jannik Sinner, Reilly Opelka, Lloyd Harris and Diego Schwartzman, are in attendance.
Belgium is set to rock as some of the world’s best players are in action, and tennis betting odds are available on your favorite players.
Back the Argentine
Schwartzman hasn’t had the easiest season, which included a loss to a player ranked outside the top 1,000. However, his form over the last few weeks has improved significantly.
The 29-year-old is one of the hardest players to hit winners against, as he keeps fighting and chasing down potential winners. He might be one of the smallest players on tour, but we’re backing him to win in Antwerp.
It’s happy hour in Argentina! 🥂🇦🇷
Diego Schwartzman is on to his first Indian Wells quarterfinal.
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 13, 2021
He lost in the quarterfinals to Cameron Norrie last week at Indian Wells, but Norrie went on to win the tournament. He also lost to Andrey Rublev in the San Diego Open, so he has been playing some of the best tennis on tour.
Norrie complimented Schwartzman’s toughness.
“With Diego, you have to be careful,” Norrie told The Guardian. “He’s never gonna go away. He snuck another few matches already this tournament.”
Schwartzman always makes a deep run so bettors get good value. We are loving the +900 available at the sportsbook, and he’s our top pick to win ATP Antwerp.
Pick: Diego Schwartzman +900
Sinner Demands Attention
Heading the betting market is Sinner, who won the Sofia Open earlier this month when beating Gael Monfils in the final.
He justified his top seeding when winning Bulgaria and he is again the top seed in Antwerp, so bettors shouldn’t leave him off their tickets.
His form wasn’t as exceptional at Indian Wells when losing to American Taylor Fritz in the Round of 16, but he has had time to rest and recover.
The 20-year-old is a short +350 favorite to win, which is our only concern. He is the form player of the field, but his win in Sofia was his second title at that venue, so we need to look at his form elsewhere.
He made Alex Zverev work for it at the U.S. Open in September, and despite the straight-sets defeat, all three sets were close. If he can replicate that form, he should make a deep run and potentially meet Schwartzman in the finals.
Pick: Jannik Sinner +350
Americans Present Challenge
There has been solid betting online support for the American charge of Opelka and Frances Tiafoe.
Opelka has one of the biggest serves in the game, but he’s also nimble around the court for a big man. The 24-year-old was beaten in the Round of 32 against finalist Gregor Dimitrov last week, continuing his strong form post the U.S. Open.
The top-ranked American is getting close to posting a signature win on the ATP Tour and winning in Antwerp would see his confidence levels soar.
You can disagree with some of this, even a lot of this, but Reilly Opelka definitely brought the thunder in this interview, just like he does when it’s time to servehttps://t.co/FIu04Z2FtQ pic.twitter.com/R88cJrAWb3
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) October 9, 2021
He is on the second line of betting at +850, with American teammate Tiafoe at +1400. Tiafoe faces a resurgent Andy Murray in the first round, so it won’t be an easy match.
Tiafoe is gearing up for a tough battle. If he gets past Murray, he’ll likely have to face Schwartzman in the second round. Murray is playing solid tennis, but believes he could be doing better.
“My level is around 50 or 60 in the world. It’s frustrating because if I wasn’t moving great and not feeling good physically then I would be a bit easier on myself,” Murray said. “But when I’m winning a low percentage of second-serve points, that’s got nothing to do with the physical side of things.”
We believe the best chance of an American winning is Opelka, who should get the much easier run throughout the tournament as the second seed.