Jannik Sinner, one of the favorites for the National Bank Open betting predictions, meets Spanish veteran Pablo Carreno-Busta on center court in Montreal tonight with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev is out after losing to Nick Kyrgios in the second round, so the tournament is wide open, and anybody’s to win.
Sinner received a bye through the first round of the 64-player tournament and defeated Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, surviving a scare after dropping the first set.
Carreno-Busta, meanwhile, scored an upset victory over Matteo Berrettini in the first round and defeated Holger Rune in the second round. He has yet to drop a set.
Players Scoreboard Record
Although Sinner is only 20 years old and has only been on the ATP Tour full-time for less than three years, he’s already played Carreno-Busta twice.
He lost his first match to the 31-year-old Spaniard at Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2020, in a difficult three-set affair.
However, Sinner got the better of Carreno-Busta earlier this year at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami. He won the round of 32 match 5-7, 7-5, 7-5.
Sinner vs. Carreno-Busta Betting Analysis
Tennis betting can be unpredictable as players go through ups and downs, battling not only their opponent but themselves and their own mental toughness.
The crowd also comes into play. This third-round ATP tennis bets match should be no different, considering both players have a three-set victory over each other.
There’s also likely to be added drama considering the match is being played on center court late in the evening. All eyes will be on Sinner and Carreno-Busta, and the player who’s most prepared will likely advance.
Sinner didn’t look too prepared for his first match in the tournament, dropping the first set to Mannarino.
He’s the betting favorite in the match and one of the National Bank Open betting predictions to win the tournament, but Carreno-Busta has looked real sharp through his first two matches.
Sinner Excels on Hard Court
Sinner has six titles on the ATP Tour and is at his best on hard courts. He has won five times on the surface and is quickly becoming the best young player and one of the most consistent players in tennis.
Sinner skipped the Citi Open and Los Cabos Open last week, opting to take a week off after his victory in Croatia.
He’ll be looking for a good result in Canada as he prepares to win his first career Grand Slam at the US Open and further cement himself as one of the best players in the sport.
Carreno-Busta Seeking First Title This Season
Like Sinner, Carreno-Busta took a couple of weeks off before the National Bank Open, one of the premier ATP tennis bets tournaments outside the four Grand Slams.
He lost in the round of 16 at the German Open on July 20 but looked poised and refreshed through two matches in Canada.
Carreno-Busta, also a six-time winner on the ATP Tour, has yet to win a title this season, scoring his best result by reaching the finals in Barcelona.
Tennis Injury Report
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Sinner vs. Carreno-Busta Betting Preview
Thursday’s third-round match is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. EST on center court, but that is likely to change as matches go longer throughout the day.
Sinner (-225) is the clear betting favorite based on play this season and his record on hard courts. Carreno-Busta (+175) is the tennis predictions underdog.
Sinner vs. Carreno-Busta Betting Prediction
Although Carreno-Busta has looked poised and confident through two matches, expect his run to end against the surging Sinner. This could be a back-and-forth, three-set match, however.
Who to Bet On?
Look for the best odds on the match at one of your favorite sportsbooks. Sinner is listed at -225 at most books, but you might be able to find more favorable odds elsewhere. You can also wager on the length of the match.
Tennis Pick: Sinner (-225)