Tennis Tips & Predictions: ATP Barcelona

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The ATP Barcelona tour is coming to a tv screen near you, and this year’s Spanish Open will feature some of the biggest and best names in the game.

Multiple top five players will be making an appearance in Barcelona, and the competition level will be upgraded to an all-time high because of it.

This tournament has produced some historical winners in the past, and there is a definite urge to win this tournament amongst the rest of the 500’s in the calendar year.

Making an effort to rack up some wins as we get into the master’s season will be crucial for these players’ confidence.

A big result here could fuel some big runs at the Rome, and Madrid Masters which are two of the year’s biggest tournaments.

The conditions here in Barcelona are going to be difficult as the weather may change upon many different factors.

There is no doubt, though, that the ball will be as bouncy as ever.

Slower conditions may come to fruition as well due to the possible rain, although the sunshine is prayed upon by all the players attending.

Let’s take a look at some of the top players in this week’s ATP Barcelona, on !

Players to Watch For

Carlos Alcaraz - Return to Clay

Carlos Alcaraz and his run with injuries has been an unfortunate watch this season, but he is still in the running for points at nearly every tournament this year.

This tournament, however, he will need to defend massively.

The man from Spain is creating some great chances when he’s playing healthy, but that is a huge factor that we will have to watch out for this week.

Alcaraz loves the conditions in European clay, especially in his home in Spain.

There is no reason he doesn’t do well this time around, and he will be able to make plenty of his fans excited when he takes the court.

Having looked good in practice this past week, Alcaraz hopes to shake off the hammy injuries he’s been dealing with and put in another tournament win.

Casper Ruud - Needing some Wins

Casper Ruud is looking to break through this season, something that he’s been able to do in so many parts of his career already.

Having won in Estoril should do wonders for him, although his time in Monaco was short-lived.

Ruud has been able to weasel his way into many big results, and this tournament should be another one he should feel very confident in.

If Ruud gets acclimated to these conditions, it could be a rough week for his opponents.

Jannik Sinner - Tough in Monaco

Jannik Sinner ’s rise through the rankings and ability to compete with the best has him in a great spot to become the next potential great in tennis.

Comparing him to Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune, Sinner is definitely one of the possible big three of the next generation.

His play on clay has been great, but there are clearly ways he can improve.

Making less unforced errors and hitting the ball with less flatness can be a move, and he needs to work his topspin in these clay tournaments, especially.

If he can do that this week, he will once again have a chance to finish in the top two.