Looking for a hot tennis tournament to check out? Look no further than the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, a Spanish treat for tennis lovers everywhere. You’ll find that this is a great tournament for tennis bets because of the level of action. Everyone is going to have their eyes on Kei Nishikori, the two-time winner of the Barcelona Open.
Plenty has been written about Nishikori, an amazing player with a strong command of the court. He even went to have a little tennis-flavored fun…on a cruise ship! The playfulness will fade away on 18 April, when he and other players step onto the court for the Open.
Should you bet on the returning champion, or look at some of the other players? Nishikori beat Santiago Giraldo, so it’s very possible that Giraldo will return to try to wrestle the title away. And then you have Rafael Nadal, who is currently in Monte Carlo battling it out in the quarter-finals. To think that these players basically go from tournament to tournament is pretty incredible.
It’s up to you to decide who you want to place money on to win, and how specific you want to get with your betting. Do you want to see a certain number of sets taken, or just an overall win? The more technical your bet, the better the odds are in your favor. On the other hand, if you’re just throwing out a few casual bets, you can keep it pretty vague. The level of technicality, naturally, is always up to you. We like to do a more streamlined bet where we look at the past performance of our favorite players, checking to see their average number of sets claimed. As you dig deeper into a player’s performance, you’ll actually see quite a bit of interesting data. You’ll see patterns emerge, such as how well a player handles a grass court compared to a clay court, or if they seem to fare well on all surfaces. Other players tend to only do well on hard courts, which makes it interesting when they have to play on the grass.
The venue is Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, which sports a clay court for the tournament. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top, especially with an estimated 19 matches going on from the 18th to the 24th.