May 28, 2022; Paris, France; Daniil Medvedev returns a shot from Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) during their match on day seven of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
- World #2 Daniil Medvedev is the +250 favorite to win the ATP Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, Germany
- First-round action in this grass court ATP 500 event begins on Monday, June 13
- Preview of all of the ATP Terra Wortmann Open odds, picks, predictions and best bets is provided in the story below
The Terra Wortmann Open is this week’s major stop on the ATP Tour. An ATP 500 event, it’s the second week of grass-court competition for the world’s best tennis players leading up to Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event. That’s scheduled to get underway at the end of June.
Monday, June 13 will see first-round action in the 32-player Terra Wortmann Open. It’s World #2 and top seed Daniil Medvedev who is set by oddsmakers as the +250 favorite to win the tournament.
ATP Terra Wortmann Open Odds
|Daniil Medvedev (1)||+250|
|Andrey Rublev (3)||+700|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas (2)||+700|
|Felix Auger-Aliassime (4)||+750|
|Hubert Hurkacz (5)||+1000|
|Karen Khachanov (8)||+1400|
|Roberto Bautista Agut (7)||+3300|
|Pablo Carreno Busta (6)||+3300|
|Rune Holger Vitas Nodskov||+4000|
Odds as of June 12th at BetMGM Sportsbook. See BetMGM Sportsbook promos before wagering.
Russian countryman Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece are set as co-second betting choices at +700. In the tennis betting lines, Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is next in line at +750.
Medvedev Often Overlooked on Grass
There’s no doubt that Medvedev plays most effectively on hard-court surfaces. Twelve of his 13 ATP Tour titles were earned on hard surfaces. As well, 21 of his 23 finals appearances came at hard-court events.
Last year at Mallorca, Medvedev won his first grass-court tournament. Medvedev reached the final of Barcelona’s clay-court event in 2019.
Congratulations @DaniilMedwed for being number🥇
Uns hat er außerdem noch eine kleine Videobotschaft für euch gesendet, um euch mitzuteilen, wie sehr er sich freut im Juni in Halle an den Start zu gehen! 😍🥳 #DaniilMedvedev #terrawortmannopen22 pic.twitter.com/HtoQ8Y0QQP
— TERRA WORTMANN OPEN (@ATPHalle) February 28, 2022
His underlying numbers when playing on grass aren’t shabby. Medvedev is showing a .778 (7-2) winning percentage in the past year. That rates seventh on the ATP Tour.
However at Halle in 2021, he was bounced in straight sets in the Round of 32 by Jan-Lennard Struff 6-7(6), 3-6.
Rublev, Medvedev Playing for Points
Most players are looking at the ATP Terra Wortmann Open as a tune up en route to Wimbledon, one of the biggest tennis events of the year. Unfortunately, there’s a roadblock on that path for both top-seeded Medvedev and #3 seed Andrey Rublev.
Whatever spell Andrey Rublev was casting on Ugo Humbert last year has worked and Ugo will be out of/ or very close to be out top 100 after Halle, unless a miracle happens.😭 pic.twitter.com/ZVz6gXZh4b
— Llama Says ☄🌠🚀 (@funnyzeitgist) June 11, 2022
Due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Wimbledon is banning Russian players from competition. That means all that’s up for grabs for them in Halle are points to help maintain their place in the ATP rankings.
Rublev’s Terra Wortmann Open numbers are much more solid than Medvedev’s. He reached the final last year before losing 3-6, 6-7(4) to Ugo Humbert. Rublev reached the quarterfinals in 2017.
Defending Champ Humbert Offering Value
Looking at his current form, you’d never be inclined to wager that France’s Ugo Humbert would be in with a chance to defend his title in the Terra Wortmann Open. Certainly, at odds of +2500, he’s not being given much hope of doing so.
— TERRA WORTMANN OPEN (@ATPHalle) October 8, 2021
There’s solid logic supporting those numbers. In a dozen tournaments so far this year, Humbert has made it to the Round of 16 on one occasion. His season won-loss record is 4-12.
Still, there’s something about playing on grass that brings out the best in Humbert. He’s 8-2 on grass over the past 52 weeks. That .800 winning percentage places Humbert fifth overall on the ATP Tour.
Just two players have successfully defended their title at Halle. Roger Federer won four in a row from 2003-06 and three in succession from 2013-15. Yevgeny Kafelnikov won back-to-back titles in 1997-98.
Take FAA To Go All The Way
There’s a number of players in the field who’ve enjoyed success in this event. David Goffin (+4000) was a losing finalist in 2019. Karen Khachanov (+1400) reached the semifinals in 2017 and Roberto Bautista Agut (+3300) did so in 2018.
Last year’s losing semifinalists were Nikoloz Basilashvili (+4000) and Auger-Aliassime. Over the past year, Felix is 10-3 on grass (.769). That’s ninth-best on the ATP Tour. Only Italy’s Matteo Berrettini (11) has won more often on the surface.
Welcome back, @felixtennis 🇨🇦
Felix Auger-Aliassime made an impressive run at this years tournament and will play in Halle in Westphalia for the next three years 🎾💪
— TERRA WORTMANN OPEN (@ATPHalle) November 9, 2021
Auger-Aliassime’s service game rates out to #12 on tour when playing on grass (295.8). He reached the final eight of all three of his grass events in 2021. That was including the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the final at Stuttgart.
The Canadian is poised to win his first ATP grass tournament.
Pick: Felix Auger Aliassime (+750)
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