The ATP tour returns to clay for the 2021 Hamburg European Open on Monday, July 12. The German tennis event will feature a host of big names who will compete for the prestigious trophy, including 2020 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas, who travels to Am Rothenbaum as the top seed.
However, his road to glory won’t be easy as there will be plenty of top talent standing in the way of the 22-year-old. The two-time champion Pablo Carreño Busta and Nikoloz Basilashvili will surely have something to say as Tsitsipas looks to improve upon his run from 2020.
Joining the list of top-seeded players at the ATP 2021 Hamburg European Open are Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Dušan Lajović, Filip Krajinović, Jan-Lennard Struff, and Benoît Paire.
In today’s free Tennis betting preview, we look at the main favorites to win the German trophy and how will their road to the top look like. Here is everything you need to know to place bets on ATP Betting odds.
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Tennis Betting Preview for 2021 Hamburg Open
2021 Hamburg Open
- When: 12-18 July
- Where: Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg Germany
Stefanos Tsitsipas Has a Lot To Prove
Stefanos Tsitsipas travels to Germany with a chip on his shoulders as he tries to bounce back from a disappointing Wimbledon appearance. The 22-year-old Greek enters the 2021 Hamburg Open as the top-seeded player and will begin his campaign in the second round.
There he will clash with either one of the winners of the qualifiers or the dangerous Dominik Koepfer, who has been phenomenal on clay on the season. Tsitsipas’ most likely challenger has recently strung together a few impressive results.
That includes R3 at Wimbledon, Round of 32 in Halle, and Stuttgart Open. Adding to that, Koepfer also reached R3 at the 2021 French Open, where he had to admit defeat to Roger Federer in a thrilling bout that saw the Swiss edge out a win with 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5.
If Tsitsipas makes it past the home favorite, he is expected to clash with world no.44 Filip Krajinovic, assuming the Serb makes it this far. Krajinovic will have to make it past world no.166 Daniel Altmaier and then defeat the winner of the Jaume Munar v Philipp Kohlschreiber clash.
Looking ahead, Tsitsipas’s road to the finals won’t be as difficult, knowing that Nikoloz Basilashvili is his potential most challenging opponent. The two would meet in the semi-finals; however, that’s under the assumption that Basilashvili makes it past Jan-Lennard Struff.
The latter has a tricky clash with Laslo Djere in the first round but should have no issues reaching the quarter-finals. There he’ll meet with Basilashvili, who he beat in straight sets in Paris Masters but has since lost twice at the Sargenda Open and the Bavarian international.
Federico Delbonis or Pablo Carreno Busta To Join Tsitsipas in the Finals
Tsitsipas is clearly the best player in the upper half and should struggle to claw his way into the finals, regardless of who he will meet in the quarters and semi-finals. In the bottom half of the tournament, however, things get a bit more interesting.
Federico Delbonis and Pablo Carreno Busta are both favored to make a deep run, but neither will have an easy road to the semis. Carreno Busta will first need to defeat Feliciano Lopez, who he has never played before. He will then take on Dusan Lajovic, Lucas Pouille, Gianluca Mager or a qualifier.
Meanwhile, Federico Delbonis will first take on a qualifier before he crosses swords with Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round. It should prove to be an exciting bout given Ramos-Vinolas’s strong form on the season, but Delbonis should be the better player on the day, having already reached R4 at Roland Garros, semi-finals of the Chile Open, and final-eight of the Italian Open.
What’s more, Delbonis is 5-2 in the head to head with Ramos-Vinolas.
If everything goes as expected, Delbonis and Carreno Busta will clash in the semi-finals. The former should be favored to win, having already beaten the Spaniard 2-1 at Madrid Open in May.
Delbonis vs Tsitsipas Finals
Due to variance, it’s hard to predict who the final two standing players will be at Am Rothenbaum on Sunday, July 18. However, it’s fair to assume that the Hamburg European Open title battle will come down to a clash between Delbonis and Tsitsipas.
It’s not difficult to spot which of the two will most likely win the match; however, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any solid betting opportunities to take advantage of.
Betting on Delbonis to reach the finals is a solid bet at generous odds, and you can’t pass on Tsitsipas to claim the trophy, either. The real dreamers could also place a few bucks on Delbonis steal the title from Tsitsipas, albeit this is definitely a longshot bet, as the Argentine has a lot of hurdles to overcome to win his third career singles title.