Low key tournaments across Europe after the excitement of Wimbledon.
After all the thrills and spills of Wimbledon, plenty of the world’s top players are taking a well-earned break from the Tour this week.
The likes of Federer and Djokovic will be forgiven for taking a breather after yesterday’s exhilarating Men’s final display!
However, there are still a number of great tournaments across Europe including the event that’s been named the ATP Tournament of the Year for eleven years in a row. Keep reading for our preview of all this week’s tennis action.
The SkiStar Swedish Open
We may be in the middle of the grass court season but the Swedish Open has been played on clay every summer since 1948. Voted the ATP Tour’s Tournament of the Year for eleven years in a row it features a number of the world’s leading clay court specialists.
David Ferrer won this tournament in 2007 and 2012 and the Spaniard leads the field in our men’s tennis betting odds again this year.
Fernando Verdasco was beaten in last year’s final and will look to go one better while the likes of Tommy Robredo, 2010 champion Nicolas Almagro and Jerzy Janowicz will also feature in Bastad.
There’s always an added incentive for the field to win the Mercedes Cup on the clay in Stuttgart. Last year’s champion, Fabio Fognini, took home a Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG ‘Edition 1’ as well as his prize money and the honour of winning his first ATP tour title.
The Italian is back to defend his title in an event that has been dominated by Argentines and Spaniards in recent years. Roberto Bautista Agut could be a good outside bet for the title while last year’s beaten finalist Philipp Kohlschreiber could also go well.
Nurnberger Gastein Ladies
There are fewer more beautiful locations for tennis than the red clay at Bad Gastein and there is a strong field heading to Austria including eight of the world’s top 50 players.
The Italian pair of Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta lead the betting although it’s worth watching home favourite and 2013 champion Yvonne Meusberger.
If you’re looking to back an outsider then 2010 champion Julia Goerges has fallen out of the world’s top 100 WTA rankings but could go well here.
A varied field will head to Bucharest next week for the first WTA tournament to be organised in Romania. The star of the show will undoubtedly be the world number three, Simona Halep, and the Wimbledon semi-finalist will have a passionate home crowd behind her.
It’s not the strongest field ever assembled and Halep should sail to the title on the clay courts. Roberta Vinci is the next highest ranked player in the draw and after her good run at Wimbledon Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova could go well.
As ever, we’ve got all the action covered in our comprehensive pre-tournament and in-play tennis betting markets on our main site at https://www.betbright.com/tennis – why not head over and take a look, there’s always some great value to be had in these post-Wimbledon tournaments!