In today’s Tennis betting preview, we take a look at the oldest German tennis tournament, the Hamburg Open. Throughout its history, the Hamburg Open was an annual men’s tournament, but will from 2021 onwards, become a combined men’s and women’s tournament.
The ATP 2021 Hamburg Open will be played on clay courts at the Am Rothenbaum and run from July 12-18. It will be a part of the ATP 500, with a €1,030,900 prize pool and several big names competing for the largest slice of it.
Here is our preview for the men’s 2021 Hamburg Open, where we take a look at three players to look out for and provide you with all the information you’ll ever need 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
Names to Watch Out For
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas received a wildcard to compete at the 2021 Hamburg Open last week, where he will be looking for his third clay-court title of the year. The 22-year-old has joined the field as the top-seeded player, as he attends the last clay ATP-500 event of the year.
The world no.4 has recently finished runner-up at the 2021 French Open to add yet another impressive result to his fantastic season on clay. He has previously won the Monte Carlo Masters 2021 and followed it up with a runner-up finish at the ATP-500 Barcelona Open.
In Barcelona, Tsitsipas was defeated by the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal in a thrilling finale. His solid showings on clay extended to the 2021 Lyon Open, where Tsitsipas lifted the trophy, just a week prior to another final run in France, where he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic.
Besides his impressive showings across the season, Tsitsipas was also runner-up at the 2020 Hamburg Open, when he lost to Andrey Rublev in three sets. Although a painful defeat, Tsitsipas has shown he is more than ready to take the title home this time around.
- Pablo Carreño Busta
World no.12 led the entry list before Tsitsipas took over as the no.1 seeded player for the 2021 Hamburg Open. The 29-year-old Spaniard advanced to the semi-finals in Hamburg two years back when he fell to Andrey Rublev.
Busta travels to Germany following a first-round exit from 2021 Wimbledon, where he got outclassed by Sam Querrey in three sets (6-7, 4-6, 5-7). Although a disappointing showing from the Spaniard, he was never viewed as a strong grass player.
Instead, Busta excels on clay, where he holds an impressive 67.1% win rate and is 13-5 on the season. He had already showcased his strength on clay earlier last month when Busta reached the semi-finals of the 2021 Mallorca Open and made it to the fourth round at the 2021 French Open, where he lost to Tsitsipas (3-6, 2-6, 5-7).
Regardless of his recent record against the Greek, Busta has proven numerous times before that he is a force to be reckoned with on clay and is expected to show just that next week.
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime joins the field as the third-seeded player at the 2021 Hamburg Open. The young Canadian is ranked 19th in the world and viewed as a lively outsider to win the title in Germany.
The 20-year-old travels to Hamburg following a very impressive quarter-finals appearance at 2021 Wimbledon. He ended up losing the match against Matteo Berrettini (3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 3-6).
That loss, however, doesn’t take away from Auger-Aliassime’s success against Alexander Zverev (6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4), who he beat in the round of 16.
Adding to his success in England, Auger-Aliassime has also reached the finals of MercedesCup in Stuttgart and knocked out Roger Federer in the second round of the Noventi Open. Although most of his recent success came on grass, Auger-Aliassime has proven to be an efficient player on clay throughout his career.
He holds a 66.45% win rate on the clay surface and reached R4 at the 2021 Australian Open, where he lost to Aslan Karatsev (6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 4-6), who would then go on to reach semi-finals. If there is one player that will be motivated to impress in Hamburg, it’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.