The 2022 Miami Open has certainly lived up to the hype so far. With the difficult task of going up against the NCAA Tournaments, the Miami Open has its fair share of upsets. Several of the top-seeded men’s and women’s players have been eliminated as the singles competitions move into the Round of 16. The doubles tournaments have also seen plenty of exciting action so far.
With only a week left in the tournament, we grow closer every day to crowning the winners of the Miami Open. If you have missed out on any of the action so far, fear not. We will break down all the highlights from South Beach in this 2022 Miami Open Update. Also, we will take a look at the current 2022 Miami Open betting odds courtesy of Bovada’s sportsbook.
2022 Miami Open Tournament Progress
Today marks the start of the second week of the 2022 Miami Open. In the coming days, all four of the competitions will complete their round of 16 portions. As the competitions get tighter, the matches get more intense.
The third round of the Men’s Singles tournament and has plenty of young stars scheduled to compete. Long-time friends Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul will battle it out today for a spot in the last 16. Meanwhile, tomorrow’s action will feature a top-10 matchup between Cameron Norrie and Casper Rudd.
Both of the Men’s and Women’s Doubles tournaments are well into the round of 16. On the Men’s side, top seeds Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic were eliminated yesterday. With the door open, there are plenty of teams ready to stake their claim as the best doubles partners.
The Women’s Doubles will also have plenty of great matchups this week. Yang Zhaoxuan and Ekaterina Alexandrova have already made plenty of noise by eliminating the third-ranked Zhang Shuai and Samantha Stosur. Today, three teams ranked in the top seven will attempt to avoid the upset.
Biggest Upsets of 2022 Miami Open
Speaking of upsets, the have been plenty in South Beach already this year. As I said earlier, the top-ranked Men’s Doubles team of Pavic and Mektic have been eliminated. But the upsets do not stop there. All four of the tournaments have already seen top-seeded competitors come up short.
In the Men’s Singles competition, Nick Kyrgios has made living this year by upsetting ranked opponents. So far, Kyrgios has defeated #5 Andrey Rublev and #31 Fabio Fognini. Tomorrow, Kyrgios will have a chance to continue his streak against #9 Jannik Sinner.
The Women’s Singles tournament has also seen plenty of upsets. On Friday, #4 Maria Sakkari was defeated by Beatriz Haddad Maia. Sakkari was a finalist at Indian Wells earlier this month. Shelby Rogers also pulled off an upset last Friday. She defeated #10 Jeļena Ostapenko in the Round of 64.
Ostapenko’s run at the Miami Open was officially ended yesterday when her team was eliminated from the Women’s Doubles competition. Her exit is far from the biggest upset so far in the Women’s Doubles tournament, however. The aforementioned fall of the third-ranked Zhang and Stosur is the highest seed to lose so far. Fifth-ranked Darija Jurak Schreiber and Andreja Klepac have also already been eliminated.
Current Miami Open Betting Odds
One of the most fun ways to engage in the Miami Open is to wager on the action. Luckily for us, our best-ranked sportsbook, Bovada, has odds on the 2022 Miami Open results. Unfortunately, the odds are not up yet on the Doubles competitions. However, Bovada has plenty of other ways for you to win real money betting on the Miami Open.
2022 Miami Open Men’s Singles Betting Odds
Bovada has four players with better than 5-1 odds to win the Men’s Singles tournament. The player with the best odds is Daniil Medvedev (+160).
The closest players to Medvedev are Alexander Zverev (+330), Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (+500), and Nick Kyrgios (+875). Zverev is the second highest-ranked player in the tournament. He takes on Thanasi Kokkinakis tomorrow in the Round of 16. #14 Alcaraz Garfia is scheduled to compete today to try and secure his spot in the last 16. Kyrgios is unranked, but he has already upset several top-ranked opponents this year.
2022 Miami Open Women’s Singles Betting Odds
In the Women’s Singles tournament, Bovada has Iga Świątek (+185) as the betting favorite to win it all this year. Świątek is the highest-ranked player in the tournament and can secure her palace in the quarterfinals with a win today. She is listed as a -480 favorite to beat Cori “Coco” Gauff today.
Naomi Osaka (+300) and Paula Badosa (+500) round out the top-three shortest betting odds to win the 2022 Miami Open. All the other remaining competitors have 12-1 odds or longer. Both Osaka and Badosa also compete today for their chance to make the quarterfinals.
More 2022 Miami Open Prop Bets
Updated betting odds on the Doubles tournaments are not available yet, but Bovada has plenty of other prop bets available. For instance, you can wager on the exact finals matchup, the seed of the winner, and when specific players will be eliminated. Bovada has prop bets for both the Men’s and Women’s Singles competitions.
For the Men’s Singles tournament, the betting favorite is a finals matchup between Medvedev and Zverev (+400). The least likely matchup is Stefanos Tsitsipas versus Cameron Norrie (+8000). On the Women’s side, Osaka versus Świątek (+450) is the most likely matchup according to Bovada. The online sportsbook has Belinda Bencic vs Coco Gauff (+5000) as the matchup with the longest odds.
Ash Barty Announces Retirement
One shocking piece of professional tennis news in the last week was the retirement of Ash Barty. Fans knew not to expect Barty at Indian Wells or the Miami Open after she withdrew with injury concerns. Barty had won back-to-back Miami Opens before this year. The 25-year-old Australian made headlines last week when she announced she would be retiring. At the time of the announcement, Barty was ranked number one in the world.
According to Barty, she decided to retire so she could “chase other dreams”. What those dreams are is yet to be seen. However, Barty undoubtedly leaves the sport at the top of her game. She won the Australian Open earlier this year. Barty also won Wimbledon last year, which was one of her lifelong goals. She earned nearly $24 million in professional winnings during her 12-year career.
We are entering the second half of the 2022 Miami Open. As the competition winds down, the matchups only get more intense. For more on the best sports betting odds, check out our other blogs.
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