- Iga Swiatek (+450) is heavy chalk at the Miami Open after winning consecutive WTA 1000 titles
- Daniil Medvedev (+250) is favored to win the men’s tournament despite never advancing past the quarter-finals in Miami
- Both the ATP and WTA events take place at Hard Rock Stadium from March 22 to April 3, 2022
Earlier this week it was announced that Rafael Nadal will be out for the next four-to-six weeks with a rib stress fracture, putting his status for the 2022 French Open betting event in serious jeopardy. The injury to the 21-time Grand Slam champion also means he will miss the ATP Miami Open along with his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Let’s check the odds for the men’s event as well as the WTA Miami Open with both tournaments set to unfold over the next two weeks. Here’s also where you can find the top tennis betting sites in 2022.
ATP Miami Open
|Daniil Medvedev (RUS)||+250|
|Alexander Zverev (GER)||+550|
|Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)||+600|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)||+1000|
|Andrey Rublev (RUS)||+1200|
|Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)||+1600|
|Cameron Norrie (GBR)||+2500|
|Nick Kyrgios (AUS)||+2500|
|Jannik Sinner (ITA)||+2800|
|Matteo Berrettini (ITA)||+2800|
Medvedev the favorite
Daniil Medvedev opened as a +250 favorite to win the 2022 Miami Open and will become the No. 1 player in the ATP rankings if he advances to at least the semi-finals. However, the 26-year-old has always struggled in the Miami heat, failing to advanced past the quarters of the ATP Masters 1000 event.
The lanky Russian is also under the spotlight of the tennis world with some government officials asking him to denounce Vladimir Putin’s action and possibly put his family at risk.
Sorry? What? The UK Sports Minister is demanding that Russian tennis players engage in a ritual public denunciation of their own country's govt in order to be permitted to play in tennis tournaments? What are we becoming? https://t.co/8SZleexbGX
— Andrew Lilico (@andrew_lilico) March 15, 2022
Alexander Zverev (+550) once reached the final of the Miami Open, but the German’s recent play doesn’t inspire much confidence. Carlos Alcatraz is a better bet at relatively the same odds (+600). The 18-year-old Spaniard pushed Nadal to his limits in a semifinal loss at Indian Wells, almost upset Matteo Berrettini in the Australian Open and won his first ATP 500 event in Rio.
If you’re looking for longshots, Matteo Berrettini (+2800) made a run to the semi-finals in Melbourne. Felix Auger-Aliassime (+1600) should also be well rested after being upset at the BNP Paribas Open. The Canadian lost a hard-fought five-set quarter-final against Medvedev down under and before his early ouster in Indian Wells, had the most year-to-date wins on the ATP Tour with 15.
WTA Miami Open
| Iga Swiatek||+450|
| Simona Halep||+900|
| Anett Kontaveit||+1400|
| Paula Badosa||+1400|
| Maria Sakkari||+1400|
| Aryna Sabalenka||+1600|
| Danielle Collins||+2800|
| Ons Jabeur||+2800|
| Victoria Azarenka||+2800|
Other Top Contenders
With consecutive WTA 1000 titles and an 11-match win streak, Iga Swiatek (+450) enters the event as a resounding favorite. However, Victoria Azarenka is the only woman in the last decade to complete “the Sunshine Double”, which consists of Indian Wells and the Miami Open. In a tough draw, there’s always a chance the new world No. 2 succumbs to fatigue.
Simona Halep (+900) has made the semifinals twice before and is coming off a semi-final run at the BNP Paribas Open. But, fatigue could be a factor for the two-time Grand Slam winner as well.
Iga Swiatek loves when it shines
✨ 6 finals played
✨ 5 titles
✨ 1 Grand Slam
✨ 3 WTA 1000
New World No.2 pic.twitter.com/1HmakRCnlB
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) March 21, 2022
Maria Sakkari (+1400) has played eight matches in singles and doubles over the last 10 days, so she may have a hard time avenging her Indian Wells finals loss. She’s also in a tough bracket with Paula Badosa (+1400), who she defeated in the semis last weekend.
If anyone tops Swiatek over the next fortnight, Anett Kontaveit is a nice bet at +1400. After suffering an early-round upset in California, the Estonian got some practice in at Hard Rock Stadium and should be well acclimated to the humid Florida conditions. In addition to reaching the semifinals in Miami in 2019, she is 13-3 this season with a victory in St. Petersburg and a final’s appearance at Doha.
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