While online gambling (in casinos and lotteries online like the sattaking) is getting their own share of increased players, tennis sports betting is also getting their own share of increased bets, especially with the Hamburg European Open.
After the classic at Wimbledon, the grass season usually ends in the ATP schedule. Due to the failure of the Grand Slam classic, the tennis calendar has mixed up and the clay court classic French Open was postponed to the end of September or the beginning of October. So that the ATP stars still have enough time to make the switch from hard court to sand, the events in Rome and Hamburg were inserted. In Rome Novak Djokovic was able to win his 37th Masters title (a record), in Hamburg, there is still a game for valuable points in the ATP ranking.
Hamburg Open 2020
The tournament at Hamburg’s Rothenbaum was first held in 1892, making it one of the most traditional ATP events of all. Since 2009 it has been an ATP500 event. Before that, the Hanseatic city had been part of the Masters1000 series for years and took place in May. The record winner is the German Gottfried von Cramm with six successes, the more recent past was mainly determined by Roger Federer. The Swiss won four titles on Rothenbaum. Federer is out due to an injury this year. All the more, the young talents of the ATP Tour in Hamburg can now set a fragrance brand.
Tsitsipas and Medvedev as top favorites
Daniil Medvedev goes into the tournament as number one. After he had to admit defeat to the eventual tournament winner in Dominic Thiem at the US Open, the Russian is top-seeded into the tournament. Right behind the current number five in the individual ranking on seeding lists, Stefanos Tsitsipas starts the tournament. The Greek is also traded as a favorite to win the tournament due to his strength on clay and could still make an exclamation mark before the French Open.
Local hero Alexander Zverev is not there this year. Born in Hamburg, he reached the final at the US Open , but then had to admit defeat to Dominic Thiem, although it initially looked like a first Grand Slam victory for Zverev. After the hardships in New York, Zverev is now taking a short break before it comes to the last major title of the year at the Stade Roland Garros.
In addition to Tsitsipas and Medvedev, you also have to have Roberto Bautista-Agut on the bill. The Spaniards are traditionally strong on clay and always good for victory in tournaments like this. Whether it will be enough for the current number 10 in the world rankings for the first tournament victory since Doha 2019 is questionable. The tennis bookmakers give the 32-year-old only outsider chances.
Insider tip Rublev?
We see more potential for a Hamburg win in the Russian young star Andrey Rublev. Despite the massively reduced schedule, the 22-year-old has already won two tournaments in 2020, namely in Adelaide and Doha. However, the top talent celebrated both victories on the hardcourt. A look at the vita of the current number 14 in the ATP ranking shows that Rublev can also play on the sand. Rublev celebrated his first tournament victory on the tour at the clay-court tournament in Umag. Maybe things will come full circle in Hamburg.
In addition to Rublev, there are plenty of other high-class title candidates. With Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov, and Gael Monfils, Hamburg can come up with a really strong field despite the close proximity to the French Open. Accordingly, the participants at the Hamburg Open should also be on the radar for their French Open bets.