The 2021 Miami Open gathers pace as we head into another busy week of sports. Play from the Hard Rock Stadium moves to Round of 32 in the men’s singles. There’s also the Round of 16 in the women’s singles.
Followers have already enjoyed their fair share of drama in this tournament. Top seed Daniil Medvedev came close to a shock exit after suffering an injury in the third round. It proved to be nothing more than leg cramps, but that’s something tennis fans will be eager to keep an eye on as the play progresses.
Could the betting favourite be knocked out much earlier than expected, or will the battling Russian show he has what it takes to grind out results when not 100% fit?
Men’s and women’s outright betting
The outright Miami Open betting for the men’s and women’s competitions may give bettors an indication of what to expect in the coming days. Despite his problems with cramp, Medvedev remains at the head of the market for glory in Miami Gardens, with traders at online sports betting giants bet365 offering odds of 7/5 on him going all the way.
According to the betting, his primary challengers will be Andrey Rublev at 10/3 (Bet365), Stefanos Tsitsipas at a market best price of 6/1 with bet365 and Jannik Sinner, who appeals at the 14/1 offered, another top price from bet365.
It’s just as exciting in the women’s draw with trading teams across the board in the sports betting industry supporting Naomi Osaka as the most likely champion. She’s 2/1 with bet365 to live up to expectations. The same betting app offers Gabrine Muguruza as a 9/2 second-favorite with Aryna Sabalenka third in line at 13/2 before Petra Kvitova comes in at a decent-looking 7/1 quote.
Favourite faces American on Tuesday
Medvedev will hope he’s back to tip-top condition when returning to action to face American opponent Frances Tiafoe on Tuesday afternoon, a match scheduled for a 16:00 GMT start. The winner of that game will advance to the quarter-finals.
The Russian’s coaches will want to see a mature performance, progressing without taking any unnecessary risks with his health ahead of a crucial summer. He’s 1/6 (bet365) for the win. That quote is likely to push backers into the specials where they’ll get top offer 10/3 on the 2-0 set betting win.
Big-hitting Tsitsipas in a confident mood
Number two seed Tsitsipas knows he has a great chance to win the Miami Open after seeing several former champions pull out of the running pre-competition. That left a competitive field and one he’ll be confident he can beat.
The big-serving Greek blasted his way to this stage by dominating Damir Dzumhur, easing to a 6-1, 6-4 success. A tougher match awaits against Kei Nishikori in midweek. Tsitsipas is 1/5 at bet365 to win the match against the 7/2 of his opponent. A value bet could be backing the jolly to win 2-1 at 10/3 in the set betting.