The 2022 ATP Tour is in Barcelona for the 2022 Barcelona Open (Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell) at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona (Clay), the second biggest Tournament in Spain behind the Madrid Open. It will run until the Men’s Singles Finals, Sunday, April 24.
The Real Club de Tennis Barcelona is the oldest Tennis club in Spain and the Barcelona Open in World Tour 500 event and is sponsored by Banc Sabadell and has been held every year since 1953 save for 2020 when the Pandemic froze the world in a cruel instant.
ATP’s 2022 Barcelona Open Now Underway in Spain
Spanish legend and genuinely nice guy Rafael Nadal has won this tournament a record 12 times, the last coming last year in 2021, and in 2017 Center Court at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona was officially renamed Rafa Nadal Arena (Rafa Nadal Arena).
So Rafa is the defending Singles champ here but where the hell is he?
Currently Nadal is suffering a Rib injury and he withdrew and was replaced by South Korean Kwon Soon-woo and Nadal had won 12 of the last 15 Barcelona Opens.
Played on Clay Courts and Outdoors, the 2021 ATP Barcelona Open was won last year by top seed Nadal as he defeated No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5. In the Men’s Singles Finals, expect the upstart Greek Tsitsipas to have that on his mind in this Tourney.
The Qualifying Round is over and there was only one match that went three sets as we head to the First Round of play and all of the higher seeds winning. The Top seed in the Barcelona Open is Tsitsipas, with Casper Ruud the No. 2 seed and in the Lower Bracket.
Ruud is priced at +450 to win the singles championship in Spain and is the oddsmakers third favorite with favorite Tsitsipas the second favorite at +325 with Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz the favorite heading in at +275 odds (a $100 bet would win $275) at BetOnline.
The No. 11 player in the world, Alcarez is in the same Section (1) and part of the bracket as the No. 5 seed as Tsitsipas, so one of these two players is sadly going to have an early exit. That is of course unless there is an upset in the First or Second rounds of play in Spain.
No. 14 seed Grigor Dimitrov (40/1) and Tsitsipas may meet in the Third Round should both ATP players eliminate their Second Round and first opponents in the Barcelona Open early this week.
And Alcaraz may meet No. 9 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili (80/1) in the Second Round, so an Alcarez-Tsitsipas collision may happen earlier than anyone wanted in this Tourney and that winner will likely be the winner of this event. So keep that in mind if betting this.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 3, 2022
Novak Djokovic is lazily changing the perception of his own public opinion on Vaccines and is now playing in the 2022 Belgrade open in Belgrade, Serbia on the 2022 ATP Tour and we will also have a betting preview of that Tournament for you here in this space at GSO.
Besides Nadal, Denis Shapovalov, Hubert Hurkacz, and Jannik Sinner will all miss the 69th edition of the Barcelona Open in an extremely busy Tennis week with two European stops in the ATP as well as two others on the 2022 WTA Tour this week.
The 2022 ATP Barcelona Open First Round will play Monday and Tuesday with the Second Round beginning on Wednesday, April 20. The Tournament’s Third Round will be held on Thursday, April 21 with the Tourney Quarterfinals coming on Friday, April 22.
The Barcelona Open Semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, April 23 with the Finals coming on Sunday, April 24 from the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona with the winner there being the winner in this Futures (Outrights) Tennis betting market.
Here are the 2022 ATP Barcelona Men’s Singles winner odds from one of the best tennis betting sites, the sportsbook at BetOnline. With Sports Gambling legal in 30 US states now, betting on Men’s (ATP) and Women’s (WTA) Tennis has never been more popular.
2022 ATP Barcelona Open Men’s Singles Betting Odds
- Carlos Alcaraz +275
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +325
- Casper Ruud +450
- Diego Schwartzman +1200
- Pablo Carreno-Busta +1600
- Sebastian Korda +2000
- Cameron Norrie +2500
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina +2500
- Albert Ramos-Vinolas +2800
- Felix Auger-Aliassime +3300
- Grigor Dimitrov +4000
- Sebastian Baez +4000
- Lorenzo Sonego +4000
- Emil Ruusuvuori +4000
- Lorenzo Musetti +4000
- Alex De Minaur +4000
- Jaume Munar +5000
- Roberto Carballes Baena +5000
- Mackenzie McDonald +6600
- Daniel Evans +6600
- Pedro Martinez Portero +6600
- Márton Fucsovics +6600
- Pablo Andujar-Alba +6600
- Frances Tiafoe +6600
- Federico Coria +8000
- Brandon Nakashima +8000
- Nikoloz Basilashvili +8000
- Federico Delbonis +8000
- Alex Bublik +8000
- Lloyd Harris +10000
- Maxime Cressy +10000
- Adrian Mannarino +10000
- Arthur Rinderknech +20000
- Ugo Humbert +20000
- Benoit Paire +25000
- Ilya Ivashka +25000
- Soonwoo Kwon +25000
- Marcos Giron +25000
- Jordan Thompson +25000
- Feliciano Lopez +25000
- Tommy Robredo +25000
ATP Barcelona Open Men’s Singles Winners
- 2021—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece)
- 2020—Not held due to Coronavirus Pandemic
- 2019—Dominic Thiem, Austria (Daniil Medvedev, Russia)
- 2018—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece)
- 2017—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Dominic Thiem, Austria )
- 2016—Dominic Thiem, Austria (Kei Nishikori, Japan)
- 2015—Kei Nishikori, Japan (Pablo Andujar, Spain)
- 2014—Kei Nishikori, Japan, Poland (Santiago Giraldo, Colombia)
- 2013—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Nicolás Almagro, Spain)
- 2012—Rafael Nadal, Spain (David Ferrer, Spain)
- 2011—Rafael Nadal, Spain (David Ferrer, Spain)
- 2010—Fernando Verdasco, Spain (Robin Söderling, Sweden)
- 2009—Rafael Nadal, Spain (David Ferrer, Spain)
- 2008—Rafael Nadal, Spain (David Ferrer, Spain)
- 2007—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Guillermo Cañas, Argentina)
- 2006—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Tommy Obrdo, Spain)
- 2005—Rafael Nadal, Spain (Juan Carlos Ferrera, Spain)
- 2004—Tommy Robredo, Spain (Gastón Gaudio, Argentina)
- 2003—Carlos Moyà, Spain (Marat Safin, Russia)
- 2002—Gastón Gaudio, Argentina (Albert Costa, Spain)
- 2001—Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain (Carlos Moyà, Spain)
- 2000—Marat Safin, Russia (Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain)
Alcarez, Tsitsipas on Quarterfinal Collision Course?
The 2022 ATP Barcelona Open may see Alcarez and Tsitsipas meeting in the Quarterfinals, so this handicap may be a matter of nailing who gets that potential matchup right or the rest with Ruud (+450) the only other player with shorter than 10/1 odds here.
And there are just two players in the 10/1 to 20/1 range in Diego Schwartzman (12/1) and Pablo Carreno-Busta (16/1) but it’s hard to see one of those two upsetting either No. 5 seed Alcarez, No. 2 seed Tsitsipas, or even No. 11 Seed Ruud for that matter on the Clay.
Looking at the lifetime Head-to-Head matchups between Alcaraz and Stefanos, we see that Alcarez is 2-0 against Tsitsipas (+325) with the right-handed Spaniard winning twice on 2021 both on Hard Court surfaces (US Open R32, ATP Masters 1000 Miami, R16).
The Barcelona Open draw pits Alcaraz and Tsitsipas in a potential QF… ADF gets a qualifier first then Tiafoe. Robredo gets a qualifier then Carreno Busta. pic.twitter.com/ViaSfEWAWH
— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) April 17, 2022
Greek Tsitsipas is 6-4 (198 pounds) while Alcarez is 6-0 (158 pounds) but will have the Home crowd advantage in Espana, Tsitsipas is 210-102 and has 8 career titles heading into Barcelona while the 18-year-old Alcarez is 51-21 and has won three titles already
So if they do meet in the Quarterfinals on Friday, Tsistsipas will have the size advantage, experience advantage and revenge on his mind after losing twice to that young whippersnapper Alcarez on the 2021 ATP Tour as well as in a Major (2021 US Open).
The next stop on the 2022 Men’s ATP Tennis Circuit schedule is the Mutua-Madrid Open from Madrid, Spain from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, May 2 as the 2022 ATP Tour’s foray into Spain continues on with the 2022 French Open.
Where to Watch the 2022 ATP Barcelona Open
The Tennis Channel has the broadcast rights to the 2022 Barcelona Open in the United States with TSN showing the ATP Tournament in Canada, Amazon Prime Video serving it up in the United Kingdom, and beIN Sports airing the event Down Under in Australia.
2022 ATP Barcelona Open Men’s Singles Winner Pick:
Stefanos Tsitsipas +325
Kevin Stott is a sports writer who has covered the Sports Gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for SportsbookReview, Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report and was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers. Stott is an avid sports bettor and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. …