The ATP Tour stops off in Switzerland for the 2023 Swiss Indoors Basel and in-form Hubert Hurkacz will be eager to add another piece of silverware to his cabinet.

Hurkacz recently claimed the Shanghai Masters title, beating Andrey Rublev in the final, and it wasn’t that surprising to see him exit the Japan Open early next time out.

Refreshed and ready to go, the Polish star is the 11/2 favourite to land his eighth ATP Tour trophy, ahead of 6/1 Sebastian Korda.

Swiss Indoors Basel 2023 Betting Tips

  • Hubert Hurkacz to win @ 11/2
  • Holger Rune to win and each-way @ 14/1

Hubert Hurkacz to win @ 11/2 

Ranked just outside the world’s top 10, Hurkacz has been an established player on the ATP circuit over the past few years and the next step in his career will be to challenge more regularly in the Grand Slams.

The big-serving Pole reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2021, but he failed to go past the fourth round in any of the ‘big four’ events since that showing at the All England Club and that is a record he certainly wants to improve on.

January’s Australian Open is the next opportunity for Grand Slam success and Hurkacz has been showcasing his talents on the hard courts of late, landing the Shanghai Masters after overcoming Rublev in the final.

That was the 26-year-old’s second victory of the season, having also triumphed at the Open 13 in France on a similar surface, and he looks ready to fight for the spoils in Basel.

Hurkacz’s serve is a big weapon and he leads the serve rating on the ATP Tour this season, his 297 putting him ahead of Novak Djokovic’s 292.7.

The Pole averages 16 aces per match, leaving him top of that category, while his first serve points won percentage of 79.8 is second to only Maxime Cressy (80.5%).

Holger Rune to win and each-way @ 14/1 

Should Hurkacz fail to get the job done in Switzerland, it may be because of Holger Rune, who looks an attractive each-way candidate at 14/1.

The 20-year-old Dane has struggled for form since reaching the quarter-finals at WImbledon in the summer, only getting past the last-32 stage of a tournament on one occasion since.

However, Rune has decided to bring in the services of six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker, who has joined as the Dane’s coach until the end of the season.

Becker has had plenty of joy during his coaching career, most notably being part of Djokovic’s team from 2013-2016 in which the Serbian won seven more Grand Slams.This will be the German’s first tournament since joining Rune’s coaching team and it will be interesting to see how the pair work together.

Rune lost in the final in Basel last year, going down to Felix Auger-Aliassime, and he will be hoping to recapture that sort of form.

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