ATP Queen’s Tennis 2019 Winner Odds & Predictions

Can Cilic land a title defence at Queen's

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The summer of grass tennis in London takes centre stage this week with the Fever-Tree Championships. This is Queen’s, one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments on the circuit. The players will be using the opportunity to find their feet as the grass swing of the season starts rolling along.

ATP Queen’s 2019 Winner Odds*

Marin Cilic 11/2
Juan Martin Del Potro 6/1
Stefanos Tsitsipas 7/1
Kevin Anderson 7/1
Daniil Medvedev 9/1
Milos Raonic 9/1
Nick Kyrgios 12/1
Grigor Dimitrov 14/1
Stan Wawrinka 14/1
Felix Auger Aliassime 18/1
Lucas Pouille 22/1
Denis Shapovalov 28/1
Kyle Edmund 33/1
40/1 bar
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 10:18 pm)

Can Marin Cilic win Queen’s for a third time?

While none of the elite players on the Tour are taking part at Queen’s this year, it is a tournament which has had some many famous names take the title. Last year’s winner was Marin Cilic who pulled off a shock comeback in the final against Novak Djokovic. Djokovic had opened with the first set win but missed a chance in a second set tie-break to seal the victory.

Cilic got it instead and went on to take the win. That was his second title at the tournament having won it in 2012. Cilic is at 11/2 to take the title* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 10:18 pm) again, but it has been a quiet season from him, with his only runs of note, being his round of 16 at the Australian Open and the quarterfinals at the Mutua Madrid Open.

Will Tsitsipas succeed in Queen’s debut?

Young Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas is the top seed for the tournament, in what will be his debut at Queen’s. He has had quite the season and the world number six has two titles to his name already this season. The youngster is delivering the goods at the moment and has been to four ATP Finals this year. How will his transition to grass go? He may get an uncomfortable game in his opener though as he takes on Britain’s big-serving Kyle Edmund.

The crowd will obviously be behind the home player Edmund, and that is action from the top quarter where Nick Krgios, Grigor Dimitrov and Felix Auger-Aliassime are all hanging around. So going back to Tsitsipas, even though he is rightly one of the frontrunners for the tournament, he is going to have his work cut out for him.

Can Anderson claim a title on his return?

Kevin Anderson is the second seed for Queen’s and he is back after missing the entire clay swing of the season as he was recovering from injury. He took out Britain’s Cameron Norrie in three sets in his opening round match which puts him against Gilles Simon who beat British qualifier James Ward. Will Anderson be able to shake out the rust and make a run at the title? He is right at the bottom of the draw which looks easier than what’s going on at the top.

A potential quarter-final opponent for Anderson, were he to get there, could be Stan Wawrinka. The Swiss former Grand Slam champion hasn’t really produced any form of note at Queen’s for a while now and he will be facing up to Britain’s Dan Evans in the opening round. Evans has some wind in his sails with back to back titles at the Surbiton Open and then at Nottingham on the weekend. That’s a ten-match winning streak that he is on as he heads to Queen’s. Evans is out at 40/1 to win outright at Queen’s with Anderson in at 7/1 as the joint-second favourite alongside Cilic* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 10:18 pm).

Can Delpo land first Queen’s title?

Juan Martin Del Potro is in the mix as well up in the second quarter of the day. He has a humdinger of an opening fixture on Tuesday against Canada Denis Shapovalov. The winner of that will also go on to potentially meet former winner and wildcard this year Feliciano Lopez. Del Potro has never made it past the quarterfinals from any of his four previous attempts at Queen’s.

Canada’s Milos Raonic is going to be looking for a deep run. He needs some game time behind him ahead of Wimbledon. He missed a chunk of the season after appearing at the Miami Open in March. Raonic stepped back out at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart last week on his return and ran to the semifinals. He withdrew from his semi against follow Canadain Felix Auger-Alissime though after picking a lower back injury. Raonic is a very good grass court player though.

Breaking Down the top four

It is a fantastic field, which looks wide Open. The top four in the field all look to have vulnerabilities about them though. Cilic is the reigning champion but has no form to speak of this season really. Delpo doesn’t have any kind of track record on the grass at Queen’s. Tsitspias is making his debut and Kevin Anderson is just back from that long lay off.

That makes it a tough field to call. You can extend that down the market as well because Raonic is just coming back from injury problems, while Daniil Medvedev, much like Cilic just hasn’t been showing any kind of form. So that’s the top six players in the field who look to be on an even keel.

Predictions

If Britain’s Dan Evans can get past his first round challenge of Stan Wawrinka, he could make an each way splash because he has been in great grass form. We are going to avoid the top half of the draw because it is the most stacked and it’s to the third quarter we are looking. That’s where Cilic and Medvedev are. Again, neither are in great form, but Cilic has proven his worth at Queen’s before.

The draw is wide open for him or Medvedev. It is Medvedev we are going to look at as a 9/1 pick* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 10:18 pm). He has been to three ATP finals this year and is looking for a lift after a slump at the back end of the clay court swing. He fell on the grass in his first match in Stuttgart last week. He’s already past the first round at Queen’s after some epic aces against Fernando Verdasco. The Russian is a good fit the way the draw is lined up.

Andy Murray

Wait, we’re not done here. Five-time Queen’s singles winner Andy Murray is back in action in London this week. In the first action since the Australia Open earlier this year and therefore his first action since his hip surgery, he is taking on the Doubles alongside Feliciano Lopez. They meet top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the first round. The Murray/Lopez combo are big 22/1 outsiders to win the title* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 10:18 pm).


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