The first step on the way to the Asian Swing, in post-US Open tennis, is a couple of old-world stopovers. Metz, France and St. Petersburg, Russia couldn’t be farther apart in size (about 100,000 vs about 5,000,000) but, they share historical similarities in old-European lineage and bureaucratic importance and most pertinent to our concerns — … Continue reading Tennis Betting Odds & Predictions: St. Petersburg Open & Moselle Open
Now is the time. It has to be, right? Time for a new era of tennis stars. Time for a changing of the guard. It’s now. This is the US Open preview.
Last years champion, Naomi Osaka, is tied for having the third-lowest odds, along with Ashleigh Barty, while a pair of former champions in Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens are next, both slightly over 10-to-1 odds.
From a betting standpoint, this is actually a pretty interesting event, as there a few red flags on the favorites and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see one of the bigger long shots sneak in there and at least the semifinals, which allows you the opportunity to hedge your wager.
The last tournament before the US Open! The last non-Slam event in North America until the Sunshine Double! A Saturday final! Seven different champs in the last seven years! Strap in for a weird and wild seven days.
Back to back Masters 1000 events! Cincinnati is also the last major stop on the summer hard court tour before the US Open.
The second big step on the path to the US Open gets underway on Monday. It’s a Master Series 1000 tournament, meaning it’s mandatory for the vast majority of the players on tour and the field is a solid 56 players deep.
The second hard court season gets underway in earnest with two events in North America, just as clay finally winds down, with a final tournament in Austria.
Tennis fans are blessed with a grass tournament and two clay events this week. All of which lack a certain air of importance. But, let’s dig in and find some winners.
Everyone wants to win Wimbledon. It’s The Championships. The problem is, only four guys have succeeded in the last 16 years.
Maybe one of the poorest weeks on the tennis calendar… next to the week AFTER Wimbledon. Tour stops in Antalya, Turkey and Eastbourne, England have generally failed to attract big names in recent years.
The true warm-up events for Wimbledon get underway this week. Two 500 level events, run concurrently, attract all the big names as they are perfectly situated to get ready for the grass Slam.
Grass season is finally here. It’s short and sweet. Six tournaments over three weeks in the lead-up to Wimbledon — almost no one plays more than two of the three weeks and everyone’s eyes are on the first week of July.
The Rafa Open is finally here. The second Slam of the season, the only clay court slam on tour and the roughly half-way point of the season. Oh, sorry, I meant the French Open.