ATP Cincinnati: Western & Southern Open Tennis 2023 – Day 3 Tips and Betting Preview

We have a bumper day of action at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday as the ATP Cincinnati tournament looks to catch up after the rain heavily impacted the schedule on Monday. That gives us a mix of first and second round matches to enjoy.

There are matches all over the complex in Ohio on Tuesday with some of the biggest names in the game coming out to showcase their talents for the first time as the run up to the US Open at the end of the month continues.

Center Court

We have a busy day on the Center Court on Tuesday with the men getting the action underway when the highest ranked American player in the field, Taylor Fritz, goes up against the promising Jiri Lehecka in an intriguing opener to the schedule. When they are done the defending champion Borna Coric will be back on court to conclude his first round clash with Sebastian Korda before the blockbuster contest between Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov rounds off the day session. There is one men’s match in the night session for us to enjoy. That sees the world number one Carlos Alcaraz getting his campaign underway when he takes on the Australian qualifier Jordan Thompson who took care of John Isner in the first round.


Two men’s matches take place on the Grandstand court on Tuesday and they both come from the second round of the draw. We have to wait for three women’s matches to be completed but when they have been the number seven seed Andrey Rublev will get his campaign underway when he meets Emil Ruusuvuori for a place in the round of 16. That is the closer to the day session while the other match comes in the night session and sees Adrian Mannarino taking on Felix Auger-Aliassime, who finally had a confidence boosting win in the first round when he saw off Matteo Berrettini from a set down.

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Outside Courts

We have plenty of action to enjoy on the outside courts either in person for those with tickets or on the streams for those of us who watching on. Tommy Paul gets the schedule underway on Stadium 3 when he takes on Miomir Kecmanovic before Brandon Nakashima and Stan Wawrinka conclude their match which went unfinished on Monday. After a doubles clash the British number one Cameron Norrie takes to the court to face Gael Monfils in the last men’s match on that court. Over on Court 4 Karen Khachanov was due to open up the show against Andy Murray but with the Brit pulling out with an abdomen injury he’ll now face a lucky loser. Washington champion Dan Evans, Hubert Hurkacz, Toronto finalist Alex de Minaur, Ugo Humbert and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina are other players who will all be on show.


Two bets jump off the page at me on Tuesday with the first of them coming in the form of Gael Monfils who should really enjoy the conditions of the bouncier surface this week to back up a really good display in Toronto last week. He won three matches there including wins over the in form Christopher Eubanks and Aleksandar Vukic as well as dismantling Stefanos Tsitsipas before going down in three sets to the eventual champion Jannik Sinner. That came relatively hot off the heels of a run to the last 16 in Washington where he beat Alexander Bublik on the way before going down in three to the man who was beaten in the final there in Tallon Griekspoor. In short, it has taken a player in form on the week to beat the Frenchman and there are little signs that Norrie is that person here. He has lost his last three matches, including both on the hard courts since Wimbledon and appears low on confidence. Although there was no official confirmation of it, it looked like he was struggling with an injury throughout the grass court season and has looked a little sluggish since. I like Monfils at odds against, especially with the extra day giving him more time to reenergise for this clash.

Max Purcell did us a couple of turns last week in Toronto and I’m going to keep striking while the iron is hot with the Australian. He qualified in Toronto and then took care of Felix Auger-Aliassime before going down in a tight third set to Andy Murray and has come through two tough qualifying matches here to take his place in the main draw against Lloyd Harris, who is returning to the tour over the last month after a long-term injury. Harris has played three tournaments upon his return prior to this one, in Atlanta where he came through qualifying to reach the round of 16 where Ugo Humbert was too good for him, Washington where he bombed out in the first round to Sho Shimabukuro and then the Challenger event last week where Liam Broady beat him. In those events, of the five wins he picked up, the only top 100 player Harris beat was Michael Mmoh, ranked 99, and he needed a deciding set tiebreak to win that. Purcell looks to be finding his stride as a singles player on the ATP Tour and looks good value at odds against to take care of the inconsistent South African.


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