Top Tennis Betting Picks for the First Week of February 2018

Top Tennis Betting Picks for the First Week of February 2018

Written by on February 5, 2018

With the first Grand Slam event of the year now in the books, we have some time to wait before all the big tennis stars converge on another tournament. This does not mean that the ATP tour grinds to a halt, though, as the reality is that things tend to get a little busier, with players looking to win a couple of titles and bag some money ahead of the next big event. This also gives all tennis betting enthusiasts the opportunity to win some money of their own, as there are a lot of games to wager during the first week of February. There are no less than 3 big ATP 250 tournaments taking place this week, so let’s take a closer look at all 3.

Top Tennis Betting Picks for the First Week of February

Diema XTRA Sofia Open

  • Date: February 5 – 11
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250 series
  • Draw: 28S/16D
  • Prize money: €482,060
  • Surface: Hard / Indoor
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

A total of 28 players will hit the indoor hard surface in Sofia for this one, with the favorite sure to be Stan Wawrinka, a late entry into the tournament after Grigor Dimitrov was forced to withdraw. Wawrinka is instantly in as the #1 seed at this event, which is no real surprise given that not too many big-name players are taking part.

The other top seeds in this event are Mannarino, Muller, and Kohlschreiber, with all of the top 4 players given a bye into the second round. The winner of the Sofia Open will only need to win 3 games to hoist the trophy, so it’s quite easy to win a nice prize. Wawrinka is trying to play his way back into form after an injury, and this may be the perfect tune-up tournament for him.

Last 2 Champions

  • 2017: Grigor Dimitrov
  • 2016: Roberto Bautista Agut

Ecuador Open

  • Founded: 2015
  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250 series
  • Surface: Clay / Outdoors
  • Draw: 28S /16D / 32Q
  • Prize money: $494,310

The Ecuador Open, which will be held in Quito and run from February 5-11, is another ATP 250 event. Like the Sofia Open, this one is a short tournament featuring just 28 players. Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta is in as the #1 seed here and appears to be on a collision course with Gael Monfils, who is in the bottom half of the draw as the #2 seed in the tournament.

One man to keep an eye on here is Victor Estrella Burgos, who is in as the #6 seed. He has won this event in each of the 3 years that it has been played, and obviously seems to enjoy playing his tennis in Ecuador. The man most likely to halt that winning run is Monfils, the player that I believe should be your Tennis Betting Pick.

Last 3 Champions

  • 2017: Víctor Estrella Burgos
  • 2016: Víctor Estrella Burgos
  • 2015: Víctor Estrella Burgos

Open Sud de France

  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Venue: Arena Montpellier
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250 series
  • Surface: Hard / indoors
  • Draw: 28S/32Q/16D
  • Prize money: €520,070 (2016)

It’s off to Montpellier, France for the third and final ATP 250 event this week. As is the case with most of these tournaments, it’s 28 players who will be kicking things off in the singles event. Since moving this tournament to Montpellier in 2010 (no event was held in 2011), a Frenchman has appeared in the final all 7 times, with a Frenchman winning in 5 of those 7 events.

Richard Gasquet is one of the Tennis Betting favorites to win the 2018 Open Sud de France.

That is a trend that is hard to ignore, and it’s why I am looking at the #2 seed here. David Goffin is in as the #1, while Jo-Wilfred Tsonga is a player that cannot be ignored in this group. My Tennis Betting Pick to win the Open Sud de France is Lucas Poille, although you may also want to keep an eye out for Richard Gasquet.

Last 5 Champions

  • 2017: Alexander Zverev
  • 2016: Richard Gasquet
  • 2015: Richard Gasquet
  • 2014: Gaël Monfils
  • 2013: Richard Gasquet