Kremlin Cup Bet Preview
ATP & WTA Tour(s) – Moscow
18th – 24th October 2021
With all 4 Grand Slams boxed off, attention now turns to the end of year finals for many of the biggest names in the men’s and women’s game. The Kremlin Cup is back on the agenda, following a 2 year COVID 19 enforced hiatus and there is a stellar field assembled in both the male and female draw(s). With over $1.5 million dollars in the respective prize pots, there is plenty to play for in Russia this week.
Kremlin Cup Tournament Preview – Women’s
Outright Winner Odds
Aryna Sabalenka – 7/2 – World number two Aryna Sabalenka starts as the hot favourite here in Russia, with the Belarussian known for enjoying the fast paced indoor hard courts the world over. She has a tricky looking draw but if she can bring her A game, she could be tough to stop.
Garbine Muguruza – 7/1 – Former Wimbledon champion and hard hitting Spaniard, Garbine Muguruza is another player that is sure to enjoy the pacy courts here in Moscow. She doesn’t have much form to go off but is seeded second here and is always a dangerous opponent.
Maria Sakkari – 8/1 – Greece’s Maria Sakkari has really made a name for herself on the WTA Tour this season, climbing the rankings to reside inside the world’s top 10. She is a clever and patient player, who could wear down anyone here in Moscow and could sneak under the radar at third seed.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 12/1 – Home favourite Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has long been a precocious talent on the WTA Tour and her run to the French Open final was gratification of just that. She is a supremely talented ball-striker and how she would love to clinch a big tournament win here, in front of her home fans.
Top Pick – Aryna Sabalenka – 7/2
Outside Pick – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 12/1
Kremlin Cup Tournament Preview – Men’s
Outright Winner Odds
Andrey Rublev – 7/4 – In-form Russian Andrey Rublev has been one of the most consistent performers on the ATP Tour this season and has broken into the top 10 in the world as a result. He is a former US Open semi-finalist and with hard courts being his favoured surface, he could be one to watch this week – especially in Moscow.
Karen Khachanov – 4/1 – Big hitting Russian Karen Khachanov took out some big names on his way to an Olympic silver medal in Tokyo a couple of months ago and on a court type that will definitely suit his playing style, he looks over priced to go deep at the Kremlin Cup this week.
Aslan Karatsev – 6/1 – Another home favourite looking to do the business in Moscow is Aslan Karatsev. The 28-year old’s rise in 2021 through the rankings has been astonishing, with the Russian now sat firmly inside the top 20. He loves hard court tennis and with his power on display for all to see, he could be tough to stop.
Filip Krajinovic – 16/1 – Serbian Filip Krajinovic is a supremely talented player, who finds himself playing from 4th seed at the Kremlin Cup this year. His draw looks favourable, until the semi-finals at least and on his day, he is capable of beating anybody – even if his world ranking has been trending downward slightly in 2021.
Top Pick – Andrey Rublev – 7/4
Outside Pick – Filip Krajinovic – 16/1