It’s off to Germany next for the Hamburg European Open and it promises to be an intense battle for the titles in both the men’s and women’s draws.Italian Lorenzo Musetti claimed the spoils in the men’s event last year, overcoming 2023 Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz, while Bernarda Pera defeated Anett Kontaveit to lift the trophy in the women’s side.

Hamburg Open Betting Tips

  • Francisco Cerundolo to win and each-way @ 8/1
  • Bernarda Pera to win and each-way @ 8/1

Francisco Cerundolo to win and each-way @ 8/1Francisco Cerundolo has been working his way through the world rankings nicely over the past couple of years and he finds himself occupying 20th spot in the standings, just one place lower than his career-highest of 19th.The Argentine enjoyed a solid grass-court campaign, winning at Eastbourne for his second ATP Tour title before finding Jiri Lehecka too good in their second-round clash at Wimbledon.Cerundolo now turns his attention back to the clay and he has done most of his good work on this surface, winning 12 tournaments across the Futures Tour and Challenger Tour and also one ATP event on the red dirt.The 24-year-old also showed his prowess on clay when reaching the fourth round of the French Open, eventually losing to Holger Rune in a final-set tie-break in Paris.Cerundolo reached the semi-finals of last year’s Hamburg Open, dispatching Andrey Rublev along the way before going down to champion Musetti, and there is every chance he can enjoy another deep run.Bernarda Pera to win and each-way @ 8/1American Bernarda Pera didn’t drop a set across her six matches last year when winning the tournament and it’s worth siding with her again to become just the third player to successfully retain the title.The 28-year-old’s game is suited to the clay and her best singles Grand Slam finish came at the French Open this year, where she knocked out Kontaveit, Donna Vekic and Elisabetta Cocciaretto before going down to Ons Jabeur.Pera’s two WTA titles have come on the red dirt, having also won the Budapest Grand Prix in 2022, and she will be itching to get back to her favoured surface after enjoying a largely disappointing time on the grass.In a field that is much weaker than those she has been in recently, the world number 39 looks capable of enjoying another solid week in Hamburg that can end with the trophy being held aloft again.

 

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