With the 2021 Madrid Open currently in its Round of 32 stage, let’s find out which ATP World Tour stars are in action on Wednesday. I’ve identified ttwo intriguing matches that both look like they are offering a ton of great tennis betting value. Now, let’s find out where the best Tennis betting value lies in the second day of Round of 32 action.
ATP Madrid Open Preview – Tennis Betting Analysis
No. 7 Diego Schwartzman Vs Aslan Karatsev
Aslan Karatsev made his Madrid Open with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Ugo Humbert in the first round on Monday. The Russian improved to a stellar 18-5 on the year. The 27-year-old struck 24 winners and never dropped serve throughout. Karatsev is now third on the year with most wins on tour this year after Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev (26 apiece). Diego Schwartzman makes his 2021 Madrid Open in this match. The 28-year-old Argentine is 12-7 on the year with one title at the Argentina Open.
Karatsev owns a 1-0 edge in head-to-head meetings, having beaten Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 at the Australian Open earlier this year.
While Diego Schwartzman is an excellent clay court player, Aslan Karatsev is in full bloom right now. More importantly, he’s the bigger and stronger player in this matchup with bbigger weapons. I’m expecting Karatsev to hug the baseline and fire off fast-paced winners whenever Schwartzman gives him a ball he can put some pace on. Karatsev showed at the Aussie Open that he is quite capable of beating anyone in the world these days and I do mean anyone. The late-blooming Russian gets in done in three sets to cash in as a slight favorite.
Pick: Aslan Karatsev in 3 Sets
No. 1 Rafael Nadal Vs Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
The incomparable Rafael Nadal will make his 2021 Mutua Madrid Open debut against young countryman Carlos Alcaraz. While Nadal received a first round bye, the young Spaniard he will face in this match made a nice first impression in his Madrid debut by dispatching Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-0 on Monday. Alcaraz, who turns 18 on the day of this match, reached the semifinals of the Andalucia Open before falling in the opening round at the Barcelona Open and the Estoril Open, The 34-year-old Nadal won the title at Barcelona last week by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in the finals. He’s afive-time winner of this event, but hasn’t reached the finals since last winning in 2017.
Nadal and Alcaraz have never faced each other.
I love the composure the young Carlos Alcaraz plays with and I don’t expect the rising star to be overwhelmed by the occassion. Still, I’m nt betting against Rafael Nadal on clay and nor sould anyone else for that matter. Nadal is clearly not the same player he was a few years ago as the grinding style he plays starts to take its toll, but he’s still the best clay court player in the world and he’s hungry.
Nadal has looked surprisingly susceptible so far this clay court season and that leads me to believe Alcaraz can take at least one set in this matchup. However, Rafael Nadal will almost assuredly find a way to get it done against his teen-aged opponent in this one. Nadal gets it done, but it’s going the distance.
Pick: Rafael Nadal in 3 Sets