The ATP Men’s tennis tour returns to Madrid for another Masters 1000 Clay tournament!
One of the biggest events of the year, the Mutua Madrid Masters looks to bring in the craziest fans, the most exciting players who want to leave it all out on the court.
This year’s iteration will be tough, as many of the greats have been ruled out due to injury and other concerns.
However, we are slowly seeing the new crop of the ATP Tour rise into the sun and there are finally players we can confidently say are going to be the future of tennis.
Regardless of the Big 2 remaining in Nadal and Djokovic, the players that we have competing currently are more than capable of putting on some magic for years to come.
Nothing will ever be the same, but tennis will be in good hands no matter what.
This week will feature some seriously bouncy conditions, and with that will come some adjustments from the players.
Depending on how humid and hot the weather is, we could be in for an absolutely nervy week of tennis.
Those who stay patient will be rewarded, though.
Let’s look at some of the top players who will be playing this week on Stake.com’s sportsbook!
Players to Watch For
Carlos Alcaraz - Looking to Rebuild the Mojo
The man from Spain is making all the right moves post-injury and defended his title successfully in Barcelona and there is a ton of room for him to make moves in these next few weeks.
Defending his Madrid crown is one of those things on his list, looking to make another huge impression on the tennis fans that are already so in love with him.
Alcaraz had a great week in Barcelona, without too much energy expended with an ending win versus Stefanos Tsitsipas in the process.
These conditions in Madrid should once again suit his game and there will be plenty of opportunities for him to play up to the crowd and once again make headlines over the next week and a half at one of his favourite tournaments.
Stefanos Tsitsipas - Can he Turn his Season Around?
Stefanos Tsitsipas and his shoulder injuries were put to bed this week in Barcelona, and he looks to retool for another strong performance in Madrid.
Stef added a great amount of confidence to his play in Barca and looks to build on his season in what has been mostly inconsistent to say the least.
His game on clay promotes some beauty in the game of tennis, and he will look to up his levels for a chance at another Masters title.
Holger Rune - Looking like a Prime Threat
The young Dane, Holger Rune, is looking like a seriously dangerous threat to the top five and the rest of the world.
What was once regarded as a young blossoming prospect, Holger Rune has made his wave on the main tour with serious consequences.
Winning a title in ATP Munich last week and having made the Monaco final the week prior, he looks to remain fit and healthy and make another huge run in a masters.