2023 Western & Southern Open Predictions & Betting Odds (August 13 – 21)
Both the WTA and ATP Tours are heating up this August, with back-to-back Masters 1000 events on the North American hard courts. Upsets abounded in both events last week, with Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev falling early in Toronto, while Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, and Iga Swiatek all failed to make the Montreal final. Will we see more of the same in Cincinnati this week? Read on for our 2023 Cincinnati Open predictions.
2023 Cincinnati Open: Tennis Event Details
With Jannik Sinner and Jessica Pegula both dominating their respective finals over the weekend, the pair head into this week with a target on their backs. Those who exited early last week will be eager to make the most of the Cincinnati Masters to get hard-court form ahead of the US Open in a fortnight as well. Throw in the return of Novak Djokovic, and we have some spicy Cincinnati Masters odds to bet on, with all the latest expert picks below.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||2023 Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati Masters), ATP and WTA Masters 1000 events|
|🏟️ Venues:||Lindner Family Tennis Center, Cincinnati, United States (Hard Court)|
|🗓️ Dates:||Sunday, 13 August to Sunday, 20 August 2023|
Western & Southern Open 2023 Odds
ATP 2023 Cincinnati Masters Odds
Looking at the latest 2023 Cincinnati Open ATP tennis odds from American bookmakers, here are the favorites to take out the title this week:
Novak Djokovic plays his first tournament since Wimbledon, and the Serb is dead-even with world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz on 2.75 (7/4) to win in Cincinnati this week. Behind them is hard court maestro Daniil Medveatv at 6.50 (11/2), before last week’s champion Jannik Sinner trails along with Stefanos Tsitsipas at 13.00 (12/1) and 19.00 (18/1) respectively.
WTA 2023 Cincinnati Masters Odds
In terms of the Cincinnati Masters 2023 odds for the women’s event, here’s how the bookies are seeing the favorites right now:
Despite her earlier-than-usual exit in Montreal, Iga Swiatek still holds a healthy lead in the outright betting odds heading into the Cincinnati Masters, sitting at 3.25 (9/4). Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina are next at 6.00 (5/1) and 7.00 (6/1), before Canadian Open winner Jessica Pegula comes in at 9.00 (8/1). The returning Ons Jabeur rounds out the top five favorites at 15.00 (14/1).
Men’s 2023 Cincinnati Masters Predictions
There are some fantastic angles to bet across both the women’s and men’s events this week. In this 2023 Cincinnati Open betting preview, we’ve sorted through the tennis betting odds and come up with our best four tennis tips for Cincinnati Masters 2023:
ATP Outright Winner Tip
Carlos Alcaraz to Win @ 2.75 (7/4)
We’re eight months into the tennis season, and you can count the number of times that Carlos Alcaraz has lost on one hand. No, really – the Spaniard has a record of 47-4 year-to-date.
Every time Alcaraz has suffered defeat, he’s bounced back strong. It’s completely understandable that he had a flat tournament last week, coming off the high of winning Wimbledon. However, his championship caliber and coaching are far too impressive for the 20-year-old to have two slow tournaments in a row.
With an easy draw – a potential Tommy Paul rematch in the round of 16, followed by Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas en route to the final – expect Alcaraz to go all the way here. Novak Djokovic could trouble him in the final, but we say he’ll likelier face Alexander Zverev or Daniil Medvedev, far less worrying matchups.
ATP Opening Matchup Tip
Women’s 2023 Cincinnati Open Betting Tips
WTA Outright Winner Tip
Iga Swiatek to Win @ 3.25 (7/4)
Just like Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek hasn’t lost much this year, and when she has, she bounces back strong. The Pole may not have won the Canadian Open last week, but her last three events have still been a Grand Slam quarter-final, a WTA 250 title, and a Masters semi-final. Not exactly poor form.
With the US Open just around the corner, Swiatek will be in full focus mode and benefit from a nice draw in Cincinnati too. She avoids Sabalenka and Pegula in her quarter, while Elena Rybakina will have to survive either Coco Gauff or Liudmila Samsonova if she’s to face Swiatek. Back Swiatek to gather her fifth title of the year here and enter the US Open in fine form.
WTA Event Tip
Jessica Pegula to Make the Final @ 4.33 (10/3)
On the other side of the draw, we say it will again be Jessica Pegula who makes the final, setting a rematch against Swiatek. Pegula played some incredible tennis in Montreal, beating both Coco Gauff and Swiatek, then winning the final for the loss of only one game.
She has Aryna Sabalenka in her half of the draw, but the Belarusian will need to get past Elina Svitolina and Ons Jabeur most likely, which is no easy task. Expect Pegula to make her way to the final – but don’t bet on her winning it against a focused Switek who will be eager for revenge.
Recommended ATP & WTA 2023 Cincinnati Open Betting Picks
Both Masters tournaments in Canada last week saw a plethora of upsets, with none of the top seeds going on to win the titles. During the 2023 Cincinnati Masters, we say a little order will be restored to the tennis world, with Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek returning to the winners’ circle and lifting the trophies. Swiatek may well have to overcome a rematch against Jessica Pegula, however, while the lovable French veteran Gael Monfils may be worth a bet in the early rounds too.