Last Rehearsals are Underway across Europe for Wimbledon Grand SlamPublished June 21, 2022 by Florin P
The Bad Homburg and Mallorca tournaments represent the last chance for most tennis players to win a trophy on grass this season, as Wimbledon starts next week.
The third Grand Slam of the year is mired in controversies, as some of the best players are expected to miss the event. Some are barred from playing, others are nursing injuries, while some simply refuse to play because the ATP has stripped the tournament from circuit points. In any case, two tournaments serve as final rehearsals for the event, with some of the top players competing in Mallorca and Bad Homburg.
ATP Mallorca is the Final Warm-Up for Wimbledon
Tsitsipas is having a terrible season on grass and with less than a week before Wimbledon starts, he is in dire need of victories. The first opportunity is against Ivashka, who exceeded expectations on this surface and can challenge the greek. 1xBet offers odds of 1/2 on the world number 6 while pricing a win for the Belarussian at 17/10, which is definite value.
Medvedev suffered the first defeat on grass in the final match of the Halle tournament. He is not expected to fail again in the opening match of the Mallorca event, against a fellow Russian. Karatsev is at the opposite end of form, after winning the first match in what has been a catastrophic season so far. 1xBet prices a win for Medvedev at 1/10, while a major upset from Karatsev is valued at 6/1.
The Ladies Prepare for Wimbledon at Bad Homburg
WTA matches are less exciting this week, as the best tennis players are resting ahead of Wimbledon. Bad Homburg is the tournament that keeps the fans at the edge of their seats and Kerber is the main favorite in the event. Even though she is not the top seed, Angelique has the home pitch advantage and should at least advance with ease against Bronzetti, who barely qualified after her opponent retired due to injury.
In the other match of the day, veterans Cornet and Maria are locking horns in what is a very important opportunity to win a trophy. The Frenchwoman is the favorite at bet365 sports, with odds of 3/5 after winning all three head-to-head matches. All of them were three-set victories, while Tatiana Maria’s last 7 games needed 3 sets each. We also expect this match to go the distance and be highly contested.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, June 21 at 1 P.M. UK time.