Following the women’s open, the ATP 1000 tournament in Madrid will also begin this week. With the best 16 players joining in the second round. Novak Djokovic is the defending champion but he won’t compete this time. Unlike the local favorite Rafael Nadal. Who is predicted to win his 6th title on home soil in the 2021 ATP Madrid winner odds.
The first open in Madrid was held in 2002 as a part of the ATP Masters Series tournaments in a later date in the calendar. It took place for 8 years in the Madrid Arena as an indoor hard-court event. But in 2009 the whole open was transformed. Now it’s held in spring at Caja Magica as one of the main Masters events in the clay season. In the previous winners we can find the biggest names from Roger Federer to Rafael Nadal who has won here a record five times already. Three-time winner Novak Djokovic is the defending champion after winning the last event in 2019, but he will miss the open this time. Which makes Nadal the top favorite again, even though several top-form players will also go for the victory. Just like in the women’s open, which we also discussed earlier.
2021 ATP Madrid winner odds favor Nadal ahead of Tsitsipas
Rafael Nadal is the king of clay so it’s not surprising at all that he is the top favorite of online sportsbooks in Spain to win with the odds of 1.98. He has won here five times so far, last time in 2017. And he also reached the final three more occasions. This season the world No2 hasn’t had the best start after only reaching the quarter-finals in the Australian Open. But clay is his favorite surface which he also proved in the Barcelona Open two weeks ago. Where he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in a marathon-long game in the final after 3 hours and 28 minutes.
The Greek world No5 can be Nadal’s biggest rival again according to the 2021 ATP Madrid winner odds. Tsitsipas is playing in the best form of his life this season after winning his first Masters 1000 tournament in Monte-Carlo last month. He also reached the semi-finals in the Australian Open after defeating Nadal in the quarter-finals. But the 22-year-old player lost against the Spanish champion in Barcelona. Now he might have a chance to take revenge if he can get to the final again after 2019 with the odds of 4.00. to win it.
Other top 10 players like Thiem and Rublev are also in the favorites
The current world No3 Daniil Medvedev will also be in Madrid. But he is not mentioned in the biggest favorites following his injury. The Russian player is trying to get back to his earlier form and aims for at least one win in the tournament. His compatriot, Andrey Rublev has higher hopes now after having a great season so far. The young Russian won the Rotterdam Open in March, the Qatar Open in doubles and reached the final in the Monte-Carlo Open. He will make his debut in this tournament but already has the odds of 15.00 to win it.
Online gambling sites in Spain also consider Dominic Thiem in the top players and offer the odds of 10.00 for his victory. The Austrian hasn’t competed too much this year yet, but he is usually very strong on clay. As the world No4 has reached the final of the French Open twice so far. While he also had great results in Madrid after being the runner-up also twice before. Alexander Zverev is the only other former winner of the tournament beside Nadal, but he doesn’t seem to be in his best form either. He won here in 2018 which was his third Masters 1000 trophy. Now his odds to get his fourth title is 26.00 on 22Bet.