MyBookie brings you a free tennis betting preview for the ATP 2021 Western & Southern Open. Today we take a look at the main favorites, who has the tools to win, and provide you with all the information you will need to place bets on ATP Betting Odds.
2021 Western & Southern Open Preview & Predictions | ATP Betting
ATP 2021 Western & Southern Open
- When: August 16-22
- Where: Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio
The Western & Southern Open (also known as Cincinnati Masters) is an ATP 1000 tennis tournament slated to kick off on Monday, August 16. It will feature some of the biggest tennis stars in the world, who will duke It out at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
Novak Djokovic decided to withdraw from the tournament, stating that he needs more time to recover from the Australian to Tokyo journey. Instead of traveling to Lindner Family Tennis Center, the current no.1 in the world will instead rest up and get ready for the 2021 US Open.
Two Players To Watch Out For
- Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev is the bookmaker’s favorite to win the 2021 Western & Southern Open, and rightfully so. He has already won the Mallorca Championship and has done well throughout the season.
One could quickly point out Medvedev’s disappointing performance at the 2021 Wimbledon, where he crashed out from R4. While a painful exit, we have to remember that Medvedev reached the quarter-finals at the 2021 French Open and finals at the 2021 Australian Open.
There is a good reason why Medvedev is expected to win the 2021 Western & Southern Open, and while his road to the finals won’t be easy, this is still his golden opportunity to claim silverware in the absence of Novak Djokovic, and we can be sure Medvedev will grab the chance with both hands.
Medvedev enters the tournament with an excellent hard-court record. He has played 21 games on this surface over the year, won all but three 19/3, and is 33/7 across the last two seasons.
His only three hard court losses on the year happened against Djokovic, Roberto Bautista Agut, and Pablo Carreno-Busta.
- Matteo Berrettini
World no.8, Matteo Berrettini enters the 2021 Western & Southern Open as the fifth seed and is a strong candidate to claim the trophy for himself. The Italian has been out of action for the past month and has missed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to an injury. However, he is now back, ready to compete for silverware.
The 25-year-old has played some fantastic tennis over the season and has already won two singles titles. His total tally would be much higher if not for Novak Djokovic, who beat him in the quarter-finals of the 2021 French Open and in the Wimbledon finals.
While Berrettini hasn’t won any of the two Grand Slams, there is no shame in getting eliminated by the current no.1.
Like Medvedev, Berrettini will see the Cincinnati Masters as an opportunity to claim the title in the absence of Djokovic, who has denied him his first Grand Slam title in July. Seeing Berrettini priced as one of the underdogs despite his success over the season makes him a great value bet.
Berrettini’s record on hard courts isn’t as flashy as Medveved’s; however, he has played fewer games. The Italian played 11 hard court matches in 2021 and won all but three – against Alexander Bublik, Daniil Medvedev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Regardless, those three defeats happened in January-February, and Berrettini has since looked improved. It won’t be easy, but Berrettini looks set for a deep run at the 2021 Western & Southern Open.