Five of the World’s Top 10 players, led by recently minted World No.1 and US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, and surprise wild card recipient Novak Djokovic will descend on the capital of Kazakhstan to compete in the Astana Open. As ever, we bring you a timely preview of this ATP 500 event, complete with the latest 2022 Astana Open Odds currently trading at the sportsbook exchange.
ATP 500 Astana Open
- Date: Monday, Oct 3 to Sunday, Oct 9, 2022
- Location: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
- Level: ATP 500
- Court: Indoor Hard Court
- Streaming: Live Stream Sports
The third installment of the ATP 500 Astana Open, which runs (main draw) from October 3 to 9 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan’s capital city, is the first time the event will be played as an ATP 500 event.
The indoor hard-court tournament was born out of the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic that led to many cancellations on the ATP Calendar, especially on the Asian swing. The Astana Open made it’s debut in 2020, running as an ATP 250 event for the first two years of its existence.
- John Millman (2020)
- Sonwoo Kwon (2021)
2022 Astana Open Top Players
The Astana Open’s ascent to a third-tier event (ATP 500) instantly makes it one of the go-to destinations in the game today. That’s evinced nowhere more so than by the premier field that has made the entry list to participate in the third edition of the event
- No.1 Carlos Alacaraz
- No. 4 Daniil Medvedev
- No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas
- No. 7 Novak Djokovic (WC)
- No. 9 Andrey Rublev
- No. 10 Jannik Sinner
- No. 11 Herbert Hurkacz
- No. 13 Felix Auger-Aliassime
- No. 16 Marin Cilic
Players Entry List also includes Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Diego Schwartzman, Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina, Holger Rune, Gael Monfils, Francisco Cerundolo, Maxime Cressy, Aslan Karatsev, Christian Garin…and more.
Alcaraz, Medvedev, Djokovic Top Draw
Without question, this is the best field the Astana Open has ever seen in its young history. It doesn’t get any better than 19-year-old Alcaraz – the toast of the world of sports, never mind just tennis.
Alcaraz is enjoying a dream season. He became the youngest World No.1 after winning his maiden grand slam title at Flushing Meadows. Most recently, he’s after helping Spain advance into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup.
Alcaraz tops the 2022 Astana Open odds board as one of the players to beat, if not THE player to beat. Alcaraz has five titles on the season and sports an impressive 52-10 record to date.
By all accounts, Alcaraz tops the 2022 Astana Open odds board as one of the players to beat, if not THE player to beat. Alcaraz has five titles on the season and sports an impressive 52-10 record to date.
In spite of Alcaraz’s accomplishments, he’s not a sure bet to win the title. One has to consider how much his life has changed since winning the 2022 US Open. These are unchartered waters for the young Spaniard, with new expectations and pressures that come with being the top-ranked player. To put it simply, he’s the hunted and not the hunter any more.
The likeliest challengers to Alcaraz’s bid to become the first ATP 500 Astana Open champion is former World No.1’s Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev – both of which top the tennis betting board.
As well, popular tennis betting picks such as Greece’s No.1 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Italy’s top-ranked player, Jannik Sinner, are some of the best bets that could shake up the draws.
Former US Open champion Marin Cilic highlights a strong midfield which includes veterans such as Grigor Dimitrov, Diego Schwartzman, Gael Monfils, Roberto Bautista Agut and Andy Murray, to name a few.
Although these players have seen their heyday come and go, they can’t be dismissed out of hand. They’re still legitimate contenders that can at any moment find form and navigate a course deep into the tournament.
Dangerous Floaters, Auger-Aliassime, Khachanov, Davidovich-Fokina
With 500 points up for grabs, there are plenty of dangerous floaters to spot on the 2022 Astana Open Odds board.
Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime recently helped World beat Europe in the Laver Cup, clinching a pivotal win over 21-grand slam champion Novak Djokovic on the deciding day of the tournament. The Canadian also beat Alcaraz in Davis Cup action the week before.
Aliassime presents good value as a dangerous floater to back in Nur-Sultan. Another option tennis bettors might consider is Karen Khachanov who is coming off a semi-final appearance at the US Open.
Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina and Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti are a couple of dark horses to spot, especially in the early rounds. They can shake things up on a good. For instance, Davidovich-Fokina beat Djokovic in Monte Carlo earlier this year while Musetti got the better of Alcaraz –one of few players to do so this year, doing it in the Hamburg final no less.Follow us on Twitter