ATP Cincinnati Winner Outright Tips
Key Stat: Rafa has won two of three Grand Slams this year
- The legendary Spaniard is the favorite wherever he shows up, especially when there is no Novak Djokovic in the draw
- His main rivals are miles away from their best form
- A win in Cincinnati would be the best possible announcement for the US Open for Rafa
Rafael Nadal returns on the ATP Tour for the first time since forfeiting the Wimbledon semifinal tie without playing a single game against Nick Kyrgios. The Spaniard looks healed and ready to play at the highest level once again and the Cincinnati Masters will serve as an ideal opportunity for him to get some confidence and playing time ahead of the super-important US Open where he will try and pick up his third Grand Slam of the season.
We all know about the difference in quality between Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic against any other player on the tour. When these three guys are ready to play, nobody else can be the favorite. They have proved it so many times in the past. After all, Rafa did it at the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year. The difference between him and the rest of the field seems even greater right now when there is really no other standout option emerging as the favorite at the Western & Southern Open. The first seeded Daniil Medvedev is miles away from his best form, while the others have just not been consistent at all throughout the season. We like the +500 odds offered for Nadal to go all the way here.
Key Stat: Carlos Alcaraz has four titles this year
- He has won the previous Masters on the US soil (Miami)
- Alcaraz had a full week rest after losing in his first match in Montreal last week
- We see the youngster as the main thread to his compatriot Nadal here
Carlitos may not have been in the best possible form of late but we have to consider him the favorite here. Young Alcaraz is set as the No 3 seed at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. He fell to Paul in the second round of the Montreal Masters last week, but he had enough time to recover and rest ahead of the following Masters in Cincinnati and the US Open. We know what Carlos is capable of when he plays his best tennis. After all, he has won four titles this year already, including the Miami Masters on the hard court in the United States. You can back Carlos Alcaraz to win outright at the +550 odds.