This week on courts (Munich, Estoril, Madrid) – 17/2021

The usual two ATP tournaments package and the start of an exceptional WTA 1000 tournament in the middle of the week is awaiting us this week. Check the schedule below.

 

Tennis Week 17/2021

ATP 250 BMW Open

Place: Munich, Germany
April 26 – May 2
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $481 270
Draw size: 28

Alexander Zverev (No. 7) will lead the pack at Munich this week, but his supremacy will be strongly challenged. Ruud, Karatsev, and Sinner can surprise him and fans too.

Who to watch: Zverev, Lajovic, Ruud, Karatsev, Sinner
Our worth the money call: Sinner

ATP 250 Millenium Estoril Open

Place: Estoril, Portugal
April 26 – May 2
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $481 270
Draw size: 28

One top 10 player (Schwartzman) and another four players from second ten of ATP ranking. Estoril tournament has a long history of the fine event that prepares you well for series of ATP 1000 tournaments (Madrid & Roma).

Carreno Busta, Garin, Fognini, and Schwartzman should steal the show in Portugal, but I would add also Davidovich Fokina and Chardy as possible late rounds contenders.

Who to watch: Schwartzman, Carreno Busta, Garin
Our worth the money call: Carreno Busta

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WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open

Place: Madrid, Spain
April 29 – May 8
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $ n/a
Draw size: 64

WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open will start on Wednesday (04/28) with qualification matches and follow the next day (04/29) with the main draw 1st round start. That gives us two free days at the start of the week that will be outweighed by the strong field of players.

Basically, everyone from the top 40 will be in Madrid. It is much easier to name a few players that will miss this exceptional tournament.

Who to watch: Barty, Halep, Kenin, Svitolina, Pliskova, Sabalenka, Kvitova, Swiatek
Our worth the money call: Barty

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Next Week (18/2021) Schedule:

ATP 1000 Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain
WTA 125 L’Open 35 de Saint-Malo, Saint-Malo, France

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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.

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