ATP Washington Winner Outright Tips
Key Stat: Maxime Cressy is having the season of his career
- The 25-year-old American won his maiden ATP title two weeks ago in Newport
- Cressy has also played the Eastbourne final on grass in June
- Maxime has had decent results at the start of the season on hard court as well
There is no break from elite tennis in the United States. As soon as Alex De Minaur defeated Jalen Brooksby in the final of the ATP 250 event in Atlanta at the beginning of the US Open Series, the top players on the planet head to Washington where they will battle it out in a bigger ATP 500 event, known as the Citi Open for sponsorship reasons. Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz are set as the top contenders for the silverware, but we see much better value elsewhere in terms of picking the outright winner considering the players’ form.
Looking at the draw and the starting odds from US sportsbooks, we can’t ignore the enormous value offered for the home player Maxime Cressy. The 25-year-old is enjoying the form of his life this year. He has just won his maiden ATP tournament last month in Newport (on grass) and he has also played a final in Eastbourne in June (a tight loss to compatriot Taylor Fritz). Cressy has climbed up to the World No 32 as a consequence and he certainly has the capacity to stun any player in this tournament. We will take the +3300 odds offered for his win all day long in these circumstances.
Key Stat: Taylor Fritz has won Indian Wells Masters this year
- Fritz has defeated Rafael Nadal in the IW final back in March
- Taylor has also played the quarterfinal of Wimbledon where he also fell to Nadal
- Fritz is the main contender for the silverware here in our eyes
While Cressy provides extreme value, Taylor Fritz is genuinely one of the main contenders for the trophy in Washington even according to the sportsbooks. We can easily understand why because the 24-year-old American has shown that he is capable of beating anyone when being at the peak of his form. After all, Fritz has won two titles this season already, including one at the Indian Wells Masters where he has dispatched the likes of Alex De Minaur. Miomir Kecmanovic, Andrey Rublev, and Rafael Nadal en route to the trophy. His previous appearance was in the quarterfinal of Wimbledon where Taylor fell to Rafael Nadal in five sets. We like the +900 odds offered for Fritz to go all the way on home soil.