The Chile Dove Men+Care ATP 500 event commenced on the 21st of February and will run through February 27th. It is one of three events going on this week and was still able to fill its field with some fairly strong competitors. There are three Top 50 players in the competition and all will be looking to come away with the win. Below we take a look at five things to keep an eye on this week so you can get ready to bet against the ATP Odds.
2022 Chile Dove Men+Care Open Expert Analysis | Tennis Betting
Cristian Garin Looks for Strong Performance
Cristian Garin of Chile will participate in the Chile Dove Men+Care Open on home territory, hoping to reclaim his peak form. In Santiago in 2021, the 25-year-old defeated Facundo Bagnis in the final to win the championship. Garin’s greatest performance so far this year came in the Australian Open when he reached the third round. The top seed, who is 5-1 in this competition, will open his campaign against Chilean wild card Alejandro Tabilo or a qualifier in the ATP 250 clay-court tournament.
Alejandro Tabilo on the Rise
If Tabilo advances to the second round, the home crowd will be treated to a must-see match. The home favorite has gradually grown over the last several months and is on the verge of breaking into the Top 100. The southpaw, who is now ranked No. 111 in the ATP Rankings, reached his maiden ATP Tour final in Cordoba. He began his season by competing for his country in the ATP Cup and qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open, where he was defeated in the first round by Alcaraz.
Milan Players Look to Capture Title
Three players from the 2021 Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals will compete in Santiago for the title: Cerundolo, Sebastian Baez, and Holger Rune. Cerundolo won his first ATP Tour championship in Cordoba last year, while Baez and Rune are attempting to win their first trophy at this level.
The Brazilians Pursue a Second Doubles Title
Last year in Cordoba, Rafael Matos and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves won their first ATP Tour doubles title together. As the top seeds in Santiago this week, they will be chasing their second tour-level championship. Pedro Martinez and Andrea Vavassori are the second seeds. Maximo Gonzalez and Nicolas Jarry are another pair to keep an eye on. Gonzalez has won 11 tour-level doubles titles, including three with Simone Bolelli last year.
Spanish Standouts Run Deep
Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Pedro Martinez, and Jaume Munar are looking for a deep run in a quality field. In February, Ramos-Vinolas won his fourth tour-level victory in Cordoba, and he was also a semi-finalist in Santiago (2020). In his opening match, the second seed will face either Juan Manuel Cerundolo or Carlos Taberner.
Martinez, the fourth seed, is making his clay-court debut and may face Munar in his opening encounter if the World No. 89 wins Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros. Munar has never advanced past the first round in his two prior outings in Chile. Martinez has won at least one match in each of his five competitions this season.