Okay MyBookie tennis betting faithful, while the 2020 grand slam season is now complete, there are still a ton of opportunities to cash in with potentially winning wagers before the end of the 2020 calendar year. Let’s take a closer at the upcoming event so you can get ready and make your bets against their European Open odds.
Tennis Betting | 2020 European Open Preview and Predictions
This week, the 2020 European Open will be going down live from Antwerp, Belgium and a handful of the world’s top players will be going all-out to get the win in an event that was created just four years ago in 2016.
2020 European Open
- Where: Antwerp, Belgium
- When: October 19-25, 2020
With four different winners since its inception, let’s find out which players are looking good against their ATP betting odds. Highlighting this year’s field are Top 20 stars like David Goffin, Pablo Carreno Busta, Karen Kachanov and Grigor Dimitrov.
Carreno Busta, Kachanov and Dimitrov will be making their Antwerp debuts while Goffin will be looking to improve on his semifinal finish at his home country’s tournament in 2016. Also in the field are elite stars like Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Alex De Minaur and 2016 champion Richard Gasquet.
This year, Daniel Evans will attempt to become the third straight British player to win the title after Kyle Edmund took home the hardware in 2018 and Andy Murray won this title a year ago. While Edmund is back in the field at this year’s event, Murray has decided to play in the ATP’s Cologne event. Now, let’s take a look at three matchups on Tuesday’s slate of action.
Taylor Fritz Vs Reilly Opelka
22-year-old American Taylor Fritz is 13-12 on the year with no titles. He lost his first round match in St. Petersburg last week after reaching the third round at Roland Garros. 23-year-old Reilly Opelka is 12-7 on the year with one title at Delray Beach. Opelka took out Daniil Medvedev in the round of 16 at St. Petersburg and beat, both Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Cincinnati Masters.
While Taylor Fritz owns a 2-1 edge over Reilly Opelka in head-to-head matchups, Opelka won their most recent encounter 6-3, 6-4 in Tokyo in 2019 and he’s clearly playing better than Fritz coming into this affair. I like Opelka to get it done in three sets!
Pick: Reilly Opelka in 3 Sets
Kei Nishikori Vs Pablo Andujar
34-year-old Pablo Andujar is an awful 3-10 on the year with no titles. 30-year-old world No. 6 Kei Nishikori is an uninspiring 2-4 on the year with no titles. Nishikori won his opener at Roland Garros by beating Daniel Evans in his opener before falling to Stefano Travaglia in five sets in the second round.
Nishikori owns a 4-1 edge in five career meetings and is the faster, younger player in this affair. Not only that, but I believe he’s hungrier as he looks to get his career and standing as a legitimate slam contender, back on track in 2021. Nishikori wins and he gets in done in straight sets!
Pick: Kei Nishikori in Straight Sets
Richard Gasquet Vs Alex De Minaur
Now, ranked 54th in the ATP world rankings, 34-year-old Frenchman Richard Gasquet is just 6-7 on the year with no titles. More importantly, Gasquet has been bounced out of his last two events in the first round by losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in his opener in the French Open and then losing to Daniil Medvedev in his opener at St. Petersburg last week.
While world No. 29 Alex De Minaur is also just 6-7 on the year with no titles, the 21-year-old Australian did make a fantastic run in reaching the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open where he beat the likes of Gasquet (6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5), Karen Kachanov and Vasek Pospisil before falling to eventual champion Dominic Thiem.
While Gasquet is aging and his best days are now, far behind him, the 21-year-old De Minaur is a player on the rise. With that said – and De Minaur already having won their only head-to-head meetings, De Minaur is the easy pick to get it done in this one, although it’s going to take three sets.
Pick: Alex De Minaur in 3 Sets