ATP Washington Citi Open Tennis Preview And Tips
The ATP Washington, also known as the Citi Open or Washington Open, is an ATP 500 Tournament played on the hardcourts of the William H.G. Tennis Center in Washington D.C.
It’s a tournament that none of the big-4 of Murray, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have won, and recent winners have included Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori and Gael Monfils, all of whom are playing this year. However, it is former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro who has enjoyed the most success here in recent seasons, lifting the trophy in 2008, 2009 and 2013.
ATP Washington Tennis Betting
Raonic 13/2, Alexander Zverev 8/1, Nishikori 8/1, Thiem 9/1, del Potro 10/1, Isner 12/1, Kyrgios 14/1, Monfils 16/1, Dimitrov 20/1, Muller 20/1, Sock 20/1
The top-half of the draw has the potential for some early upsets, and number-one seed Dominic Thiem won’t be relishing a potential last-16 match against Kevin Anderson, as he has lost all 5 of his previous matches against the big-serving South African. Meanwhile, tournament favourite Milos Raonic has also lost 2 of his 3 matches against potential last-16 opponent Ryan Harrison.
An early exit for Thiem and Raonic could therefore leave the door open for last year’s winner Gael Monfils to progress, as has a 5-0 record against possible quarter-final opponent Anderson, and a has won 4 of his last 5 against possible semi-final opponent John Isner, including a 6-2 6-4 win earlier this year.
Alexander Zverev is definitely the most improved player of the year so far, but has already lost twice to Nick Kyrgios this season, and the young German may go out to the Australian in the last-16. However, Kyrgios may then find Grigor Dimitrov too strong in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori is the highest seeded player in the fourth-quarter, but faces a possible early exit at the hands of three-time tournament winner del Potro in the round of last 16, as the Argentinean has beaten the Japanese player in 5 of their 6 previous matches.
If he gets through that match, del Potro should also take care of either Lucas Pouille or Gilles Muller on his way to a potential semi-final against Dimitrov, who he holds a 5-0 head-to-head record against. That means a final between del Potro and Monfils could be on the cards, and del Potro has won both their previous matches. However, as the last of those two matches was in 2014, the advice is to back both of these previous tournament winners each-way at decent prices.
Juan Martin del Potro 1 Point Each-way @ 10/1 with BetVictor or Unibet
Gael Monfils 1 Point Each-Way @ 16/1 with WilliamHill or Unibet