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National Bank Open Presented by Rogers Tennis Preview, Predictions, and Betting Picks

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
National Bank Open Presented by Rogers Tennis Preview Predictions and Betting Picks

National Bank Open Presented by Rogers – Top-class hardcourt action will take center stage with the 140th edition of the Canadian Open. The ATP Masters 1000 tournament will feature 48 male netters from various parts of the world to aim for the $2.8-million cash prize. Meanwhile, the event is slated on August 9-15 at the Aviva Center in Toronto, Canada. In addition, it will be broadcast live on Sportsnet and streamed live via SofaScore.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal will certainly spearhead the list of entries in the one-week spectacle. However, he will have his hands full with the likes of tournament top seed Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, and Roger Federer. Novak Djokovic won’t be joining the tournament therefore, there is a big chance that we might witness a classic showdown between Nadal and Federer in the final. ATP tennis odds favor Nadal in the event due to his hardcourt wizardry. Although, there is a possibility that new blood would emerge triumphantly in the tournament.

The Tournament

The National Bank Open presented by Rogers is a hardcourt tennis tournament that is part of the 2021 US Open Series. It was originally scheduled to be played on August 8-16, 2020, but Tennis Canada postponed the event as a result of the COVID-19 spread. It was reset to August 2021 and will be held behind closed doors for precautionary measures. Moreover, tennis players are also required to isolate for 14 days upon arrival. In the last edition of the tournament, Nadal defeated Medvedev in straight sets, 6-3 6-0, in the final to win the title.

Betting on Tennis at National Bank Open Presented by Rogers

Forty-eight of the best tennis players around the world are taking part in one of the pre-US Open tournaments in the ATP Tour. The event will be without World No.1 Novak Djokovic but it will still have a star-studded field consisting of the best netters around the world. On the other hand, the hardcourt event could serve as a preview for the last Grand Slam event of the year, the US Open. The prestigious tournament features the current big names in the sport, thus, Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Roger Federer, and Denis Shapovalov are leading the eight netters seeded for the National Bank Open.

National Bank Open Presented by Rogers Seeded Players

Tournament Seed  Overall Rank
Daniil Medvedev

1

2

Rafael Nadal

2

3

Stefanos Tsitsipas

3

4

Alexander Zverev

4

5

Andrey Rublev

5

7

Matteo Berrettini

6

8

Roger Federer

7

9

Denis Shapovalov

8

10

Pablo Carreno Busta

9

11

Hubert Hurkacz

10

12

Diego Schwartzman

11

13

Casper Ruud

12

14

Other entrants

The following players received wild cards into the main singles draw:

  • Vasek Pospisil

Withdrawals

  • Borna Coric – replaced by Adrian Mannarino
  • Novak Djokovic – replaced by Marton Fuscovics
  • David Goffin – replaced by Albert Ramos Viñolas
  • Dominic Thiem – replaced by Taylor Fritz
  • Stan Wawrinka – replaced by Marin Cilic

Pick

Barring any stunning last-minute withdrawals, the tournament could be a toss-up between Nadal, Medvedev, and Tsitsipas. But tennis picks and parlays will favor Nadal because of his tenacity and experience in winning big-level matches. However, you can also bet on other tennis stars in the lineup like Federer, Zverev, and Rublev but Nadal’s uncanny ability and shotmaking make him stand above the rest in this event.