ATP Newport Winner Outright Tips
Key Stat: Auger Aliassime is the only top 10 player in the tournament
- Felix played the semifinal in Hertogenbosch and quarterfinal in Halle on grass this year
- Auger Aliassime has had an additional rest after an early Wimbledon exit
- Auger-Aliassime has been consistent throughout the whole season
Grass court season is not over yet although we have seen Wimbledon final on Sunday. Some of the best players on the planet will continue to play on the fastest surface this week as they gathered in Newport for this ATP 250 event which traditionally starts right after the third Grand Slam of the season. The world No 9 Felix Auger Alliassime will be the top seed at the 2022 tournament, while the four-time champion John Isner is the second-seeded player.
Felix will play in Newport for the first time in his career. We have plenty of reasons to back him to go all the way here. First of all, he is the only player in the top ten in the ATP rankings present here. Moving forward, Auger Aliassime has had a decent campaign on grass in pre-Wimbledon tournaments but got unlucky with the early draw at The Championships where he was forced to an opening round exit after the defeat to Maxime Cressy. Nonetheless, the young Canadian has had a two-week rest and he is ready for his second title this year, following the success at the 250 event in Rotterdam back in February. We can see the value in backing Felix Auger Aliassime to win Newport at the +350 odds.
Key Stat: Maxime Cressy has been great on grass this year
- The 25-year-old American has reached the final in Eastbourne
- He also eliminated Auger Aliassime at Wimbledon
- The value is great with the +900 odds offered for his outright win
Maxime Cressy is playing the best tennis of his career right now. He climbed to the World No 41 (career-high) after reaching the final in Eastbourne. Cressy has defeated the likes of Reilly Opelka, Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie (Wimbledon semifinalist), and Jack Draper along the way. He also provided a strong display in the opening round of Wimbledon where he stunned Felix Auger Aliassime before falling to compatriot Jack Sock in the second round. Cressy has a tricky draw here in Newport where he is likely going to face Tim Van Rijthoven in the second round. If he managed to go pass the serve-and-volley Dutch, we would not be surprised to see him going all the way. You can back Cressy at the +900 odds.