There are two ATP Tour tournaments underway at the moment. The ATP Halle Open and ATP Queen’s Club are prep tournaments for Wimbledon.
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They are on a grass surface and a nice way to get ready for Wimbledon. We have the Halle Open covered and the best Queen’s Club Championships’ odds at TheSportsGeek.
There are good players scattered across both tournaments. If you want to see world No. 1, you’ll have to go to Halle in Germany.
No, I’m not talking about the Serbian Novak Djokovic. With points from last year’s French Open off the board now, Djokovic falls to No. 3.
Now, with the new ATP rankings taking shape, is Djokovic really the third-best player in the world? Despite stumbling in the French Open, I still have Djokovic as the best in the world.
Daniil Medvedev hasn’t been at his best this year, so he isn’t exactly the best player even though his No. 1 ATP ranking. He rates as ONE of the best in the world; I will give him that. Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas are in the Halle Open if you’re looking for them.
Marin Cilic, Matteo Berrettini, and Casper Ruud are in London for the Queen’s Club.
Ruud is coming off a loss in the French Open against Rafael Nadal. It was a valiant effort to reach the final match, but Nadal was too much in straight sets. How does he respond from a French Open final loss?
Ruud’s Queen’s Club Championships’ odds aren’t what you’d expect off a nice run during the French Open. The oddsmakers do not think favorably of the Norweigian.
Let’s look at the rest of the Queen’s Club Championships’ odds and our Queen’s Club predictions. We have what you need if you are looking for top-rated tennis betting sites.
2022 Queen’s Club Championships’ Odds
Ruud has the third-highest odds of winning the Queen’s Club in London. He’s at +750 despite the No. 1 seed in the Queen’s Club Championships. Does that not appear just slightly curious?
One of the reasons for Ruud’s lack of respect is that he doesn’t have the most experience on the grass. He’s only played five matches on the grass in his career since 2018.
Nevertheless, I was expecting to see Ruud have more support from the public after playing well on the clay in Paris. Marin Cilic is the Queen’s Club tennis odds favorite to win the tournament.
The Croat likes playing on the grass, and he’s playing fairly well recently. He is only the seventh seed, but the betting favorite. That says a lot. Matteo Berrettini is coming off a Stuttgart Open title and is the second favorite to win.
Queen’s Club Championships Odds are courtesy of Bovada:
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Queen’s Club Championships’ Prediction
Marin Cilic (+325)
Marin Cilic is the No. 7 seed in the Queen’s Club, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the Queen’s Champ Championships’ odds. He’s the favorite to win the tournament, so the seeding doesn’t look accurate in that sense.
Similar to when it’s the NCAA Tournament, you should always trust the oddsmakers over the the committee setting the seeding. The oddsmakers are usually better at determining these types of things.
Cilic opened his Queen’s Club bid with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 win over Liam Broady in his tournament opener. He looked fresh after skipping playing last weekend.
Cilic won five matches at the French Open, including a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 straight set win over Daniil Medvedev. He also had a gutsy win over Andrey Rublev in five sets.
He ultimately lost to Casper Ruud, but if these two meet again, the Croat will have the advantage on the grass. As we noted, Ruud has little experience playing on the grass, and it has been mediocre production when he has.
Cilic is 18-5 on the grass since 2018. He is more than capable in London of winning the Queen’s Championships.
As the No. 7 seed in this tournament, his 2022 Queen’s Club Championships’ odds may not make the most sense. However, they make perfect sense, given his current form and ability on a grass court.
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There is just a little bit better elsewhere that I’m circling ahead of Cilic, though I can’t argue against playing him if you’re in the mood to back the 33-year-old Croat.
Matteo Berrettini (+400)
Matteo Berrettini spent the last few months ensuring that his hand was in good order before returning to the court. He could have rushed back and played the French Open, but decided to pass and return a week later.
Berrettini entered the Stuttgart Open in Germany and won the title after beating Andy Murray, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
Was he massively tested in the Stuttgart Open? No his matches were against Radu Albot, Lorenzo Sonego, Oscar Otte, and then Murray.
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Those are matches that Berrettini was expected to win. He handled his business and shook off the cobwebs in the process. Berrettini hadn’t played since losing the Indian Wells final in March.
He’s a worthy competitor on the grass as well, with a record of 28-4 since 2019. Berrettini is a perfect 4-0 on the grass this year.
Berrettini got better as the Stuttgart Open progressed. You could slowly see him open things up after getting more comfortable following a nearly three-month layoff. He had an incredible 37 aces between the semifinal and final round in the Stuttgart Open.
Against this level of competition in London at the Queens’ Club Championships, don’t be surprised if he follows up with another ATP title. At +400, the Italian is good value to win.
Queen’s Club Championships’ Odds