ATP Tokyo Betting Odds – Ruud, Kyrgios Highlight
Japan Open Returns
The Japan Open is set to make its return on the ATP Tour calendar after an enforced two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic. As ever, we’re bringing you the latest tennis news, information and up-to-date ATP Tokyo Betting Odds ahead of this prestigious event in the Japanese capital.
World No.2 Casper Ruud headlines a loaded draw that includes Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fritz, Nick Kyrgios and home favorite and two-time champion Kei Nishikori, who has received a wild card into the event as he begins his comeback.
Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships Information
- Location: Tokyo, Japan.
- Level: ATP500
- Court: Hard Court
- Streaming: Live Stream Sports
ATP Tokyo Entry List – Top-ranked Players To Spot
- No. 2 Casper Ruud
- No. 8 Cameron Norrie
- No. 12 Taylor Fritz
- No. 19 Francis Tiafoe
- No. 20 Nick Kyrgios
- No. 22 Alex De Minaur
- No. 24 Denis Shapovalov
- No. 25 Daniel Evans
- No. 26 Borna Coric
- No. 32 Miomir Kecmanović
Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is the longest-running ATP event on the Asian swing, making its debut in 1972.
The event has drawn some of the ATP Tour’s biggest stars over its storied history. The last time the event was held in 2019 Novak Djokovic was crowned champion, coming through on his favorable Japan Open betting odds with a straight-set victory over surprise finalist John Millman after he emerged out of the qualifiers.
The who’s who of tennis to win this event over the last decade include:
- Daniil Medvedev (2018)
- David Goffin (2017)
- Nick Kyrgios (2016)
- Stanislas Wawrinka (2015)
- Kei Nishikori (2014 and 2012)
- Juan Martin Del Potro (2013)
- Andy Murray (2011)
- Rafael Nadal (2010)
Ruud, Top Seed
Ruud, the highest-ranked Norwegian in the history of tennis, leads the 32-player draw in Tokyo. He’s also one of the players to spot on the ATP Tokyo Betting Odds board.
Ruud is in the midst of a banner season, reaching two grand slam finals– the French Open and the US Open. He has a 46-16 record on the season and three titles to his credit, albeit all three came on clay.
Ruud has 9 career titles, eight of which are clay-court titles. His lone hard-court title came in San Diego last year.
Most recently, Ruud reached the quarterfinals of the Eugene Korea Open Tennis Championships where he lost to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 2-6.
Fritz, Tiafoe Fly American Flag
Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe will fly the American flag high in Tokyo next week. The pair are coming off a stellar performance in Laver Cup, helping Team World beat Team Europe for the first time in the history of the event. Tiafoe joined teammate Jack Sock to beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in doubles. He also picked up a pivotal win over Stefanos Tsitsipas to give Team World the precious points it needed to stun the Europeans.
Tiafoe is living his best life right now. He’s coming off a semifinal appearance at the US Open (his best grand slam result), which he lost in five sets to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz.
Tiafoe is living his best life right now. He’s coming off a semifinal appearance at the US Open (his best grand slam result), which he lost in five sets to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz. If there’s a value bet in the ATP Tokyo Betting odds markets, Tiafoe fits the bill.
Fritz had a great first half of the season, in which he won Indian Wells (hard) – his biggest title to date. He also picked up the Eastbourne title during the summer grass-court swing.
The US Open series was mixed for the American, though. He reached the R16 in Montreal and the quarterfinals in Cincinnati, but suffered a shock first-round exit at Flushing Meadows. Fritz can blow hot and cold from match to match, which makes him one to spot in tennis spread betting markets. That said… if he finds form in Tokyo, don’t be surprised if he makes a run for the title.
Kyrgios, Dark Horse
Although Nick Kyrgios is an established Top 20 player now and a legitimate threat to win any title, he’s one of the most mercurial players on the tour. For that reason, he’s a dark horse bet even if his tennis odds are advantageous.
Kyrgios’ reached the Wimbledon Championships final in the summer. He won the title in Washington during the US Open series.