The ATP250 event in Munich has attracted a good field who will look to get their clay court seasons going…
The ATP250 event in Munich has attracted a good field who will look to get their clay court seasons going here in Germany.
The Germans have the favourite for the tournament in Alexander Zverev, who must still be wondering how he didn’t beat Daniil Medvedev in Monte-Carlo. However, Zverev played well in the match and is perhaps well placed to conduct the home crowd. Zverev has won this tournament twice before, so is probably a worthy favourite. Jan-Lennard Struff is also representing the home nation here and looks to be in some good form right now.
Holger Rune makes the trip into Central Europe after losing the Monte-Carlo final. Can he find the motivation to go again here? The Dane is the defending champion as well so there are a few points for him to defend here. Taylor Fritz and Botic van de Zandschulp are the other top four seeds.
Previous champions also include Nikoloz Basilashvili, Cristian Garin, and Andy Murray. Philipp Kohlscreiber also won twice here so it is a venue that has been kind to home players, but also ones that are also comfortable on quicker surfaces.
ATP Munich Betting Tips
Botic van de Zandschulp 0.5pt EW @ 16/1 with Bet365
The Dutchman made the final here last year before having to retire during that match, so technically hasn’t been beaten here for a while. As 4th seed here he gets a good draw, and is avoiding both Rune and Alexander Zverev until the final.
This event is the only ATP tour event that he has made the final of but he does have clay court finals peppered throughout his history at Challenger and ITF levels so is clearly comfortable on the surface.
Jan-Lennard Struff 0.5pt EW @ 14/1 with Bet365
Struff still has not got an ATP Tour title to his name. This event, similarly to van de Zandschulp, represents his only tour final so far, in 2021. However, the German is in very good form, is more than competent on the surface, and also resides in the third quarter of the draw.
Only one of the two players tipped can reach the semifinals, but I am confident that one of these players will do so and then have a great chance against, potentially, Taylor Fritz, to make the final.
ATP Munich Draw
The draw in Munich is a 28-player draw, with 8 seeds. The top four seeds have received byes into the second round.