2021 Miami Open: Betting Preview, Odds and Choices
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
2021 Miami Open – Men’s and women’s tennis action heats up with the 2021 Miami Open. The prestigious tournament is sanctioned by the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association wherein big ranking points await the winners of the event. The Miami Open will kick off on March 22 and ends on April 4 with Amazon Prime broadcasting the matches live for tennis fans in the United Kingdom and Tennis TV covering the games live for international audiences. The tournament website will cover the games via live stream.
The men’s singles tournament has the makings of a wide-open but exciting race with the tennis’ Big 3 of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer skipping the event. The development would mean a big opportunity for NextGen superstars like Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Andrey Rublev to shine in this world-class event. On the other hand, the women’s singles tournament will be a catfight with the world’s top stars set to participate in the Miami Open that is expected to give excitement to die-hard fans and online tennis betting enthusiasts alike.
2021 Miami Open Viewing Information
When: March 22-April 4, 2021, starting times vary from day-to-day
The 2021 Miami Open is the 36th edition of the tennis tournament. It is played on a hard-court surface and is the second time that the event takes place in Hard Rock Stadium. The joint ATP-WTA event was originally slated for March 23-April 5, 2020, but was canceled due to the coronavirus situation in Miami-Dade County. The event offers 1,000 points for the winners of the men’s and women’s singles competitions. In 2019, Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty won the event but Federer will not defend the title as he pulled out due to the outbreak while the Australian netter will defend the title as she is listed to take part in the event. Aside from Federer, World No1 Novak Djokovic and Spanish clay-court maestro Rafael Nadal also begged off from the tournament, leaving the Open a wide-open race.
2021 Miami Open Betting Information
Main Draw Entrants
*Rankings are as of March 15, 2021
Pablo Andujar – replaced by Federico Costa
The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:
The following player received entry using a protected ranking into the singles main draw
Polona Hercog – replaced by Andrea Petkovic
2021 Miami Open Pick
The top sports betting website sees a wide-open race in the men’s singles with Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Thiem begging off. However, Medvedev stands as the early favorite in this event due to his consistent showing in the past tournaments. The Russian will be challenged by a bunch of young up-and-comers in Stefanos Tsitsipas, Akexander Zverev, and Andrey Rublev. On the women’s side, Barty has a very good chance of defending her crown successfully but she will have tough competition ahead in the likes of Osaka, Halep, Kenin, Svitolina, Pliskova, Williams, and other veteran netters taking part in the event. It will be difficult to bet on an early favorite on the women’s side because anyone can have a good two weeks and win the title.