Latest Madrid Open Odds for 2018
The 2018 edition of the Madrid Open or the Madrid Masters as it is popularly known, will be played from May 4 onward. Get the latest Madrid Open tips & predictions below on a day to day basis.
In the men’s half, Rafael Nadal is the defending champion, who won the tournament in the 2017 season for the fifth time in his career.
The ‘King of Clay’ rightfully got his crown back and improved his form tremendously during the clay season.
This splendid win of his was backed by Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Barcelona Open and was followed with the prestigious French Open cup.
It is an absolute certainty Nadal will return in to Madrid in the 2018 Madrid Open and defend his title with all his might. After all, clay surface is Nadal’s favorite.
He hardly faced any opposition in the course of the tournament. The big guns like Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic failed to impress the spectators and it was the young lads like Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios who stood up to the force.
Given how things are turning on the tour right now, it is quite likely that we might see Nadal and other experienced players face heavy resistance from youngsters in the 2018 version.
In the women’s half, the Romanian Simona Halep is the two-time defending champion. Despite her rocky performance in the start of 2017, she successfully managed to defend her title in Madrid.
To say the least, it wasn’t an easy job for her as her final’s opponent Kristina Mladenovic put up a good fight. However, after three exhausting sets, she won the tournament and showed that she is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Interestingly, along with Svetlana Kuznetsova, Halep turned out to be one of the two top 10 players who made it to the quarterfinal.
Here as well, it was the youngsters who entertained the crowd with superb tennis. Anastasija Sevastova, Kiki Bertens, Eugenie Bouchard and Coco Vandeweghe are some of the under 25 ladies who trumped their experienced counterparts. Their forms are improving by every game they play and it is very likely that we might see a new ladies champion next year.
While Nadal is an overwhelming favourite to win the men’s section of the draw, it could well be a close call in the women’s section and it could be anybody’s tournament in the end.
Get the latest Mutua Madrid Open Tips & Predictions below before the start of the competition.