Tennis: National Bank Open Bet Preview

National Bank Open Bet Preview

Toronto & Montreal – 8th – 14th August 2022

The US and Canadian hard court swing is in full flow on both the ATP and WTA Tours and the National Bank Open in Canada is one of the biggest tournaments outside of the 4 Grand Slams. Both the men’s and women’s events have attracted stellar fields in 2022 and with almost $6 million dollars in the respective prize pots, there is plenty to play for this week.
With the men’s competition taking place in Montreal and the women’s event taking place in Toronto, the event encapsulates the tennis playing fraternity in Canada and it promises to be a highly entertaining week of tennis.

WTA National Bank Open Tournament Preview – Women’s

Outright Winner Odds

Iga Swiatek – 26/10 – World number one Iga Swiatek has seen a small dip in form over the past couple of months, but she remains as the player to beat on the WTA Tour, and she will be looking to get into her stride ahead of the US Open later this month.

Ons Jabeur– 10/1 – Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur will be eager to bounce back from her SW19 disappointment here in Toronto and her results in hard court events in recent seasons also require improvement. She is developing her game all the time and the Tunisian could sneak under the radar here.

Coco Gauff– 12/1 – Reaching the French Open final could be seen as a seminal moment in teenager Coco Gauff’s career, with the young American on the cusp of hitting the big time. Conditions here in Toronto should suit her game too.

Simona Halep – 13/1 – Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has bags of experience at this level, and she has always enjoyed hard court tennis. In an open field, the Romanian could be a shrewd outside bet here in Toronto.

Top Pick – Iga Swiatek – 26/10

Outside Pick – Cori Gauff – 12/1

ATP National Bank Open Tournament Preview – Men’s

Outright Winner Odds

Daniil Medvedev – 27/10 – Defending US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has always enjoyed playing on hard courts and he will be desperate to find form once more, after missing out at Wimbledon. He comes into this event fresh off a tournament win in Mexico and he starts as the heavy favourite here.

Carlos Alcaraz – 9/2 – Emerging Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has enjoyed an incredible breakthrough year in 2022 and he looks to be a candidate in every event he plays. The looming US Open will be another chance for him to show his potential on the biggest stage and he will be keen to go deep this week.

Nick Kyrgios – 10/1 – Fresh from his run to the Wimbledon final and subsequent triumph at the Citi Open in Washington, Nick Kyrgios looks to have the potential to go all the way in every event he plays currently. Conditions will suit here in Montreal, and he could be one to watch.

Jannik Sinner – 10/1 – Italian Jannik Sinner is starting to make a real name for himself on the ATP Tour and his performances in 2022 have been indicative of a player on the up. He has all the credentials to go well on hard courts and he should relish the playing conditions in Montreal this week.

Andrey Rublev – 20/1 – Russian Andrey Rublev has been one of the most consistent performers on the ATP Tour this season and he sits comfortably in the top 10 in the world as a result. He is a former US Open semi-finalist and with hard courts being his favoured surface, he could be one to watch this week.

Top Pick – Daniil Medvedev – 27/10

Outside Pick – Jannik Sinner – 10/1