ATP Gijon Open Analysis, Betting Favorites, and Predictions 2022

ATP Gijon Open Analysis, Betting Favorites, and Predictions 2022

The ATP Gijon Open, a 250-level event, is one of two ATP events being played this week, both of which are replacement events for tournaments that were supposed to be played in China but were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Top-20 players Felix Auger-Aliassime and Matteo Berrettini are playing in Florence, Italy, while a handful of other top stars are in the northwestern Spain town of Gijon.

Andrey Rublev headlines the draw in Gijon and is joined by Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut. Some of the other favorites include Tommy Paul, Dominic Thiem, and Sebastian Baez. This is the first and only edition of this tournament, so there is no past champion, but we can expect the Spaniards will have the edge – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is also competing in Gijon. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming tournament so you can get ready to bet against the ATP Odds.

Tennis Betting Preview for the ATP 250: 2022 Gijon Open Tournament

Potential First-Round Upsets

Play is already underway early Monday morning in Gijon as Benjamin Bonzi and Thiago Monteiro began their first-round match on the indoor hard court. Tuesday’s slate of first-round matches, however, is when the drama could begin.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (-125) takes on Andy Murray (+100) in what is easily the most intriguing first-round match of the tournament. Murray is paying out even money at most sportsbooks and is the slight underdog. However, the veteran still has some talent and has shown he can compete with top-tier younger players. Murray is 23-16 this season and has never played Davidovich Fokina in his career.

Marcos Giron (-225) takes on Albert Ramos-Vinolas (+175) in another possible first-round upset. Ramos-Vinolas, the world No. 40, will have the home crowd advantage and has advanced past the first round in seven of his last eight tournaments. A four-time winner on the ATP Tour, he’ll be extra motivated to win for the second time this season in his home country.

Giron, meanwhile, hasn’t played since losing to fellow American Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the US Open. Giron did win their only meeting back at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris, France, in 2020, but that was a close, three-set battle. Expect Ramos-Vinolas to even the score in his home country.

The Favorites

Andrey Rublev is the overwhelming favorite to win in Gijon, and for good reason. The talented Russian missed playing in Wimbledon due to his citizenship and has been playing with a chip on his shoulder since. He reached the semifinals of the Citi Open and quarterfinals of the US Open and is now 43-16 this season with three tournament victories. Two of his tournament wins have come on hard court.

Rublev, the top seed in the tournament, will face the winner of Ilya Ivashka and wildcard Feliciano Lopez in the second round. He may run up against Paul or Francisco Cerundolo in the semifinals. The favorites on the other side of the draw are Bautista Agut and Carreno Busta, both of whom have received byes to the second round. They could meet in what would be a fantastic semifinal match.

 
 

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