2021 BNP Paribas Open Betting Tips & Predictions (October 4-17)
After a long wait of over 2 years, the BNP Paribas Open is back in action, with the tournament scheduled to be played between 4th October and 17th October 2021.
Most of the world’s top tennis stars will be participating in the tournament, including world number 1 Novak Djokovic, who will be desperate to make amends for his recent failure at the US Open. Having blundered the opportunity to become the first player since Rod Laver in the Open Era to win all 4 Grand Slam tournaments, the Serb will see the BNP Paribas Open as a great chance to regain some lost mojo.
The BNP Paribas Open 2021 odds are now on the board at live tennis betting sites, with a number of sign up bonuses offered to new entrants into the world of tennis betting. The BNP Paribas Open can be the perfect way to start your betting journey. Here’s what to expect from the tournament.
BNP Paribas Open Odds 2021 – Bookmakers’ Favorites
Tennis bookmakers have chosen Novak Djokovic as the favorite to win the tournament, and one can understand why. With the agony of having narrowly missed out on a legendary achievement, the number 1 ranked player in the world will have his mind fixated on the BNP Paribas Open crown.
In the absence of the most recent champion of the BNP Paribas Open – Dominic Thiem, the other players making up the top 5 in the world will also see this as a glorious opportunity to pick up a prestigious title. Having recently won the US Open, Daniil Medvedev will also fancy his chances of winning if Djokovic fails to. Bookmakers believe Medvedev is best placed to win if so happens.
BNP Paribas Open – Past Winners
The stats of the BNP Paribas Open over the years heavily favour 2 of the best to play the sport of tennis – Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. They both jointly hold the record for most titles (5) and most consecutive titles (3), and Djokovic will be looking to claim the former solely to himself when he turns to California this October. The recent winners of the Indian Wells Masters are as follows:
- 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19
- 2019 – Dominic Thiem
- 2018 – Juan Martin del Potro
- 2017 – Roger Federer
- 2016 – Novak Djokovic
- 2015 – Novak Djokovic
2021 BNP Paribas Open Betting Picks
Novak Djokovic has maintained a significant stronghold over this competition in recent years. However, it has been over 4 years since he last lifted the Indian Wells Masters title. Making a prediction about the outright winner of the tournament remains difficult as ever, but here are our top 3 picks to win the BNP Paribas Open 2021.
It is no surprise seeing Novak Djokovic listed as the favorite to win the tournament. Whatever event the Serb participates in, he is automatically the heavy favorite to win it. One of the greatest players of all time, Novak Djokovic has played nearly flawless tennis this year. It is precisely why he will be understandably upset with himself for having failed to win the US Open recently. Moreover, with most other major competitors participating in the Laver Cup preceding the BNP Paribas Open, Djokovic will be just a little bit fresher than the rest, which is a vital factor to consider. His rejuvenated self, fueled by the will to make up for his US Open mishap, renders him the strongest contender for the Indian Wells Open crown.
As he has proved already, if anyone can oust Novak Djokovic in a tennis match, it is Daniil Medvedev. His performance against Djokovic in the US Open final was simply outstanding, as he not only beat the best player in the world but completely dominated him. Beating the world number 1 is one thing, but doing so in straight sets in the final of a Grand Slam tournament is another ball game altogether. The Russian is as strong a competitor to Djokovic as anyone else in the world right now, and he is going through a great patch personally where he is making extremely few mistakes. In such fine form, Medvedev is a tough player to beat, so to make a prediction of him getting another over Novak Djokovic isn’t all that difficult.
Sascha Zverev’s exuberance in his playing style is hard to replicate. The German plays the sport with a panache that draws the attention of every tennis fan around the world. He has grown stronger and stronger with every passing year, and even the best of the best are finding it tough to get one over him of late. Novak Djokovic himself had to huff and puff to reach the US Open final because Alexander Zverev proved such a tough nut to crack in the semi-final stage. Taking the Serb to 5 sets, Zverev came ever so close to setting up a meeting with Medvedev in the final in the hope of winning his first major tournament. He has put up career-high stats in many departments in 2021. Zverev is improving at an astronomical rate, and the day he wins his first major title isn’t far away.
BNP Paribas Open 2021 – Final Prediction
Most of the world’s top talents will be facing off at Indian Wells this October, so it wouldn’t be a massive surprise if any of the top 5 players in the world claim this title. That being said, it isn’t easy to look past Novak Djokovic with extra rest compared to his rivals. Expect the Serb to pick up yet another title in his kitty.
Final Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win the 2021 BNP Paribas Open
The BNP Paribas Open is back after a long wait. Place your bets now!