A combined ATP Tour 250 and WTA Tour 500 event, the Adelaide International 2 is a relatively new event for both tours. The inaugural event on the ATP Tour was held last season and won by Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis. This year’s event, which takes place from January 9 to 14 in Adelaide, South Australia, is headlined by world No. 8 Andrey Rublev. The only other top 25 players at the event are Pablo Carreno Busta (No. 13), Karen Khachanov (No. 20), and Roberto Bautista Agut (No. 21).
This is the final week before the year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. Several other top players participated in the Adelaide International 1 last week, which was won by Novak Djokovic. The 21-time Grand Slam winner is able to play at the Australian Open this year and could tie Rafael Nadal for the most career Grand Slam victories in Australia. Let’s have a look at the current ATP Odds to win the Adelaide International 2, and some Round of 32 matches to bet on.
Tennis Betting Preview and Must Bet Games for the ATP 250: Adelaide International 2
Adelaide International 2 Outright Odds
- Andrey Rublev +320
- Karen Khachanov +700
- Roberto Bautista Agut +800
- Pablo Carreno Busta +800
- Emil Ruusuvuori +1200
- Tommy Paul +1400
- Miomir Kecmanovic +1400
- Jack Draper +1400
- Dan Evans +1400
- Thanasi Kokkinakis +1600
Benjamin Bonzi (+120) vs Maxime Cressy (-150)
Although they’ve both been playing on the ATP Tour for several years, Tuesday’s Round of 32 matches is the first meeting between Benjamin Bonzi and Maxime Cressy. The winner will advance to play Bautista Agut who, as the fourth seed, earns an automatic bye into the Round of 16.
Cressy, a 25-year-old American, lost his first match of the new year at Adelaide 1 against Kokkinankis. He won his first career title last season at Newport on grass, but isn’t quite as proficient on the hard court. Bonzi is a much better hard court player, with a career record of 153-69. He’s also coming off of a finals appearance at the Maharashtra Open, where he lost to Tallon Griekspoor.
Cressy has the advantage of being more rested here, whereas Bonzi played Saturday night and is coming off of five matches in six days. Still, considering Bonzi’s superiority on the hard court, it’s hard to bet against the French player. Expect a three-set victory.
Emil Ruusuvuori (-125) vs Mikael Ymer (+100)
Emil Ruusuvuori is a potential breakout player to watch this season, although he got off to a slow start last week. The 23-year-old Finn lost his first-round match at the Maharashtra Open to eventual finalist Bonzi. He was originally scheduled to play Sebastian Korda, but the American withdrew after making the finals of Adelaide International 1. Mikael Ymer, the world No. 77, lost in the first round of the Adelaide International 1 and earned entry into this week’s event through qualifiers.
Ruusuvuori is 2-1 in his career against Ymer. He lost to him last August at the Citi Open, but beat him twice in 2021. The winner of Tuesday’s match faces American Mackenzie McDonald, who upset Dan Evans in the first round.
While it’s tempting to take Ymer at even money, Ruusuvuori should take this in what should be a competitive, three-set affair. Ruusuvuori at 2-1 is paying out +300.