While the big names compete at French Open, some lesser-known and up-and-coming tennis players will duke it out at the Tennis Club Weissenhof in Stuttgart, Germany, for the 2021 Mercedes Cup title.
In today’s free tennis betting preview, we will take a look at the field for the 2021 Mercedes Cup and present you with the names of players that you should look out for when the ATP 2021 Mercedes Cup betting markets open. Let’s jump right into action so you plan your bets against their Tennis odds.
ATP Betting – 2021 Mercedes Cup Analysis
The 2021 Mercedes Cup is a men’s tennis tournament, the 43rd edition of the Stuttgart Open, and a part of the ATP Tour 250 series of the 2021 ATP Tour. The tennis tournament will be held on the outdoor grass courts in Stuttgart from June 8 – June 13.
There won’t be any top-10 ranked tennis players attending the event, but that doesn’t mean it will lack quality players. The top-seeds for the 2021 Mercedes Cup include Denis Shapovalov (no.14), Hubert Hurkacz (no.17), Félix Auger-Aliassime (no.21), and Alex de Minaur (no.22).
Joining the field are also former no.22 Ugo Humbert, Nikoloz Basilashvili, 2016 Australian Open doubles semi-finalist Adrian Mannarino, and world no. 43 John Millman, who will replace Stan Wawrinka.
On the doubles’ side, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are the top-rated duo in the field (rank 33), followed by Jérémy Chardy Fabrice Martin (no. 58), Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan (no. 67), and Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald (no.75).
2021 Mercedes Cup
- When: June 8 – June 13
- Where: Tennis Club Weissenhof in Stuttgart, Germany
- 2019 Matteo Berrettini
- 2018 Roger Federer
- 2017 Lucas Pouille
- 2016 Dominic Thiem
- 2015 Rafael Nadal
Past Doubles Winners
- 2019 John Peers/Bruno Soares
- 2018 Philipp Petzschner/Tim Pütz
- 2017 Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares
- 2016 Marcus Daniell/Artem Sitak
- 2015 Rohan Bopanna/Romania Florin Mergea
Withdrawals and Replacements
Both men’s singles and doubles have seen several changes to the field ahead of the tournament. There were far fewer on the double’s side but were just as impactful on the field.
Singles Withdrawals and Replacements:
- Alexei Popyrin replaced Alexander Bublik
- Marin Čilić replaced Taylor Fritz
- Jordan Thompson replaced Cristian Garín
- Jérémy Chardy replaced Aslan Karatsev
- Lloyd Harris replaced Reilly Opelka
- Sam Querrey replaced Benoît Paire
- Márton Fucsovics replaced Milos Raonic
- Dominik Koepfer replaced Jannik Sinner
- Guido Pella replaced Lorenzo Sonego
- Feliciano López replaced Jan-Lennard Struff
- John Millman replaced Stan Wawrinka
- France Gilles Simon replaced Alexander Zverev
Doubles Withdrawals and Replacements:
- Oliver Marach/Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi replaced Rohan Bopanna/Franko Škugor
- Ariel Behar/Gonzalo Escobar replaced Bublik/Reilly Opelka
- Máximo González/Andrés Molteni replaced Sander Gillé/Joran Vliegen
- Frederik Nielsen/Jean-Julien Rojer replaced Wesley Koolhof/Jean-Julien Rojer
- Marcelo Demoliner/Santiago González replaced Sebastian Korda/Rajeev Ram
- Félix Auger-Aliassime/Nicholas Monroe replaced Kevin Krawietz/John Peers
- Hubert Hurkacz/Łukasz Kubot replaced Łukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo
- Nikoloz Basilashvili/Divij Sharan replaced Adrian Mannarino/Benoît Paire
- Luke Saville/Jordan Thompson replaced Tim Pütz/Michael Venus
2021 Mercedes Cup Names to Watch Out For
Without looking at the 2021 Mercedes Cup betting odds, it’s easy to spot out the favorites.
Denis Shapovalov is the man to watch as the top-rated player in the field and 2020 US Open quarter-finalist on the singles’ side. Although the 22-year-old never made it far at Stuttgart Open, he has proven himself with a grand finals appearance in a double with Rohan Bopanna.
The two lost the 2019 Stuttgart Open doubles finals against John William Peers and Bruno Fraga Sorares with 5-7, 3-6.
Soares enters the 2021 Stuttgart Open as the defending champion, this time with a new partner in former no.1 Jamie Murray. The duo have appeared at the Stuttgart Open once before, in 2017, when they defeated Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić with 6-7, 7-5, [10-5] in the grand finals.
With Murray by his side, Soares looks set to claim his third title on the German grass court.