This week on courts – 25/2021

We are just a week from the greatest Grand Slam tournament of the year, but before it starts there are another set of ATP and WTA tournaments.

Tennis Week 25/2021

ATP 250 Mallorca Championships

Place: Mallorca, Spain
June 20 – June 26
Surface: Outdoor Grass
Financial Commitment: $783 655
Draw size: 28

Carreno Busta, Khachanov, and my secret black-horse Harris should be watched at this tournament. Unfortunately, Kyrgios withdraws from the tournament before it started.

Who to watch: Carreno Busta, Khachanov

ATP 250 Viking International

Place: Eastbourne, Great Britain
June 21 – June 26
Surface: Outdoor Grass
Financial Commitment: $609 065
Draw size: 28

Monfils and Wawrinka should start in Eastbourne but I see that younger blood will triumph here. De Minaur and Sonego are my picks at reasonable odds to win it all.

Who to watch: Monfils, Wawrinka, Karatsev, De Minaur

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WTA 250 Bad Homburg Open

Place: Bad Homburg, Germany
June 20 – June 26
Surface: Outdoor Grass
Financial Commitment: $235 238
Draw size: 32

Petra Kvitova, two-times Wimbledon champion, leads the singles entry list. It is still questionable if she will come and she battles with nagging injuries. Therefore, I would look to other names in search of the winner. Kerber, Stephens, or Pegula could last in the draw till Saturday.

Who to watch: Kvitova, Kerber, Pegula

WTA 500 Viking International

Place: Eastbourne, Great Britain
June 21 – June 26
Surface: Outdoor Grass
Financial Commitment: $565 530
Draw size: 32

Six WTA Top 10 players on the entry list show how serious is this tournament. I think that Karolina Pliskova can stage a big comeback as grass in Britain is one of her favorite surfaces. Though, Sabalenka and Bencic can not be excluded from winner thoughts too.

Who to watch: Sabalenka, Svitolina, Andreescu, Pliskova, Swiatek

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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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