ATP Swiss Indoors Basel Analysis, Betting Favorites, and Predictions 2022

ATP Swiss Indoors Basel Analysis, Betting Favorites, and Predictions 2022

The Nitto ATP Finals is fast approaching, but players still have a couple of tournaments left to make an impact and earn their spot in the top eight to qualify for the year-end tournament. The Swiss Indoors Tennis tournament, also known sometimes as the Basel Open, is one of the last stops on the ATP Tour before the Nitto ATP Finals. It takes place from October 22 to 30.

Part of the ATP Tour 500 Series, the Basel Open has been held every year, with the exception of the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, since 1970. As suggested by the name, it is played indoors on hard court. More than €2 million in prize money is up for grabs. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming 2022 Basel Open so you can get ready to bet against the ATP Odds.

Tennis Betting Preview for the ATP 500: 2022 Basel Open Tournament

Federer’s Dominance

Roger Federer may be retired, but he would probably be the betting favorite if he were playing in his hometown. In fact, nobody has dominated a tournament like he has in Basel – not even Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.

Federer played in all but one of the finals at the Swiss Indoors tournament from 2006 to 2019. The only year he didn’t make the final was in 2016, when he was forced to miss the tournament due to injury. He won 10 times during that span. 

Federer actually confirmed he would play Basel earlier this year in April, but that was before he announced he was retiring. He played his final match in doubles with Nadal, his longtime rival, at the Laver Cup in September. 

Juan Martin del Potro, Novak Djokovic, and Marin Cilic are the only players outside of Federer to win in Basel since 2006. Recent finalists include Alex de Minaur (2019), Marius Copil (2018), and Kei Nishikori (2016).

A Look at This Year’s Expected Field

The Swiss Indoors tournament is still about a week away, so there will likely be changes as to who’s playing. ATP tournaments are ongoing this week in Stockholm, Sweden, and Antwerp, Belgium. Players may back out due to injury at those events or other reasons.

Several of the world’s top players, including world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, are expected to be in Switzerland for the Basel Open, however. Casper Ruud, who lost to Alcaraz in the final of the US Open in September, is also expected to play. Others in the field as of now include Felix Auger-Aliassime, who just jumped six spots to world No. 7 after winning the Firenze Open, Pablo Carreno Busta, Nick Kyrgios, Roberto Bautista Agut, and Stan Wawrinka. 

Auger-Aliassime has had an up-and-down year, but has won his first two tournaments this season. He defeated Oscar Otte, Brandon Nakashima, Lorenzo Musetti, and JJ Wolf to win the Firenze Open.

Alcaraz has won five times this season and boasts an impressive record of 52-11. It’ll be interesting to see how he performs in Switzerland, considering he is coming off of back-to-back losses to Auger-Aliassime in Davis Cup play and David Goffin in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 
 

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