This week on courts (Parma, Belgrade, Strassbourg) – 21/2021

The week before the Grand Slam means that a lot of players will rest and time their form to the event. However, this year we still have three tournaments in action and all of them start and finish already on Saturday.

Tennis Week 21/2021

ATP 250 Emilia Romagna Open

Place: Parma, Italy
May 22 – May 29
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $541 800
Draw size: 28

We will see two players who take the Roma tournament two weeks ago by a storm. Sonego played exceptionally well and finished his route in the semifinal against Djokovic.

Who to watch: Sonego, Paire, Harris
Our worth the money call: Sonego

ATP 250 Belgrade Open

Place: Belgrade, Serbia
May 22 – May 29
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $511 000
Draw size: 28

At the time of writing this post, Novak Djokovic was still on the entry list. It is hard to not play in your home country.

If he will play, he will win. If not I see Basilashvili making a good run again.

Who to watch: Djokovic, Monfils, Basilashvili
Our worth the money call: Djokovic

Do you want to understand how rankings are calculated and points awarded? Our explanatory guide is here.

WTA 250 Internationaux de Strasbourg

Place: Strassbourg, France
May 23 – May 29
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $235 238
Draw size: 32

Even a week before the French Open, Bianca Andreescu, number 7 in WTA ranking, took a chance to play the tournament. Except for her, Podoroska, Ostapenko, or Mladenovic will play too.

It seems this tournament can offer quite good tennis.

Who to watch: Putintseva, Andreescu, Podoroska, Ostapenko
Our worth the money call: Ostapenko

Extra: French Open Qualifying

May 24 – May 28

There are 16 spots in the main singles draw available for Men and Ladies. There are 128 participants for both qualifying draws.

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Next Week (22-23/2021) Schedule:

French Open at Roland Garros, Paris, France
Who will win FO 2021?Rackets used at Roland Garros courts

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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