MyBookie is back with another free tennis tournament betting preview and betting analysis for the 2022 Cordoba Open, slated to kick off on January 31, 2022, at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Argentina.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming tennis event; with all the information, you’ll need to place smart bets with the best ATP Betting Odds.
ATP Cordoba Open Expert Analysis | Tennis Betting
2022 Cordoba Open Info
The 2022 Cordoba Open is a men’s tennis event and the first clay-court tennis tournament of the season. It will take place on the world-renowned Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba, Argentina, and mark the opening leg of the Latin American swing, most commonly referred to as the “Golden Swing.”
The 2022 Cordoba Open will run between January 31 – February and mark the tournament’s fourth edition. The tournament is part of the ATP Tour 250 series of the 2022 ATP Tour.
Attending the event are nine of the top-40 rated players in the world, including three of the top-20. The home-crowd favorite, world no.13 Diego Schwartzman, leads the pack, followed by Dominic Thiem (no.16) as the second seed and Cristian Garin (no.19) as the third seed.
Filling in the remaining five of the top-nine seeds are Lorenzo Sonego (no.26), Fabio Fognini (no.32), Federico Delbonis (no.38), Albert Ramos Viñolas (no.44), and Laslo Đere (no.51). Unfortunately, the field will not include the two-time Cordoba Open champion Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (2019, 2021), but we will see the 2020 champion, Garín, looking to secure his second title on the Argentinian clay.
Players To Watch Out For
- Diego Schwartzman
The 2022 Cordoba Open top seed Diego Schwartzman will look to make an impression in front of the home crowd and improve upon his performance in 2020, when he made it to the finals, only to lose to Garin with 6-2, 4-6, 0-6. However, while Schwartzman has tasted success here before, he wasn’t too convincing with his performance in the 2022 Australian Open.
On a more positive note, Schwartzman kicked off the 2022 season with a solid showing at the ATP Cup in Australia, where he won against Basilashvili (6-1, 6-2) and Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-3, 6-3), but wasn’t able to make it past Hurkacz (1-6, 4-6).
But while Schwartzman looked solid in the pre-Australian Open tournament, he couldn’t show up on the big stage. The Argentinian player crashed out of the 2022 AO in the second round, where he lost against the home crowd favorite, O’Connell, in straight sets.
Schwartzman will want to bounce back on the home soil following an up-and-down start to the season. But while he should be in a good spot to do so, he will face tough opposition.
- Dominic Thiem
After taking a long break from the tennis courts due to an injury, the 2020 US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, will make his 2022 ATP season debut at the 2022 Cordoba Open. The 28-year-old was last seen competing at the Mallorca Open in June 2021, when he retired in the Round of 16.
The injury that saw the Austrian tennis player skip the majority of the 2021 season came shortly after he crashed out of the 2021 French Open. Now, after seven months, Thiem is ready to make a comeback and start paving his way to his second Grand Slam title. But first, he needs to prove his fitness at the 2022 Cordoba Open.
- Cristian Garín
The 2020 Cordoba Open champion, Cristian Garín, enters the event as the third seed and a player that has proven before that he can make a splash at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes. However, the Chilean has yet to find any serious traction in the 2022 season.
He could manage only one win at the ATP Cup at the start of January – against Lajovic (4-6, 6-4, 3-0), but lost the remaining two against Bautista Agut (0-6, 3-6)m and Ruud (4-6, 1-6). Garin was slightly better at the Australian Open, where he reached R3 with wins against Bagnis and Martinez, but had to admit defeat to Monfils, who beat him 7-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Like Thiem, Garin will have a lot to prove, but if he can find the same form he had shown last year (R4 in French Open and Wimbledon), he could surprise the field and collect his second Cordoba Open title.