The 2021 ATP Tour continues this week with the 2021 Moselle Open which is held between 20-26 September in Metz. Several top players take part in the indoor ATP 250 tournament including French Gael Monfils and Polish Hubert Hurkacz who are the top favorites in the 2021 ATP Metz winner odds.
Tennis events are slowly moving to indoor now, like the Moselle Open, which is an ATP 250 tournament in Metz. It has been part of the ATP Tour since its beginning in 2003, where French players usually perform well. We can find mostly French winners in the tournament’s history from Giles Simon to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who also won the latest event in 2019. This season Gael Monfils is the top-ranked French player in the field, but he will face tough competition from other top 20 players. Like Polish Hubert Hurkacz who is the top seed or Spanish Pablo Carreno Busta. But three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray and four-time Moselle Open winner Tsonga will also take part in the competition.
2021 ATP Metz Winner Odds Favor Monfils and Hurkacz
Online sportsbooks in France offer the same odds, 7.00 for the victory of Gael Monfils and Hubert Hurkacz. The French have already won this tournament once before, back in 2009. He has been struggling in the first half of this season but seems to have found some form lately. As he reached the quarter-finals at the 2021 Canada Masters Open. And Monfils also got his 500th singles to win at the Western and Southern Open against Alex De Minaur. Who is also playing at this open in the top half as the fourth seed of the tournament?
Hubert Hurkacz can be Monfils’ biggest rival according to the 2021 ATP Metz winner odds. The Polish player won his first ATP Masters 1000 title at this year’s Miami Open. Which helped him to move to his career-high ranking, to 11th place. Hurkacz reached the semi-final of the 2021 Wimbledon after defeating Daniil Medvedev and Roger Federer on his way. He also won the Delray Beach Open at the beginning of the year and reached the quarter-final at the 2021 Canadian Open. Following his great form and results, Hurkacz is the top seed of the tournament and one of the top favorites.
Former Tournament Winners and Other Top-Form Players
Pablo Carreno Busta has been also having a good season so far. He won the first edition of the Andalucia Open in April and the ATP 500 tournament of the Hamburg European Open. His biggest result though was getting the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Novak Djokovic in the bronze match. Now the Spanish is the second seed of this tournament and has the odds of 8.00 to get the win. His compatriot, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will start against three-time tournament winner Gilles Simon whose odds to win the match are 3.28 on 22Bet.
Another French player, Ugo Humbert will also face a tough opponent already in the first round in Andy Murray. Even though the British player hasn’t been able to return to the form he was playing before his hip surgeries, he can still win games. But online gambling sites in France favor Humbert to win their match with the odds of 1.496. The world No26 won the Halle Open this year which was his first ATP 500 win. He also defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Olympics but lost against the future silver medalist, Karen Khachanov in the quarter-final. The Russian player will also compete in Metz and start against another French player, Alexandre Muller in the first round.