Rome, Italy Betting Tips
The Rome Masters is the last Masters event to be held before the French Open at Roland Garros. The title is being defended by Alexander Zverev but he faces tough opposition from players such as Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas.Our team of experts will produce well-researched previews throughout the tournament.
2022 ATP Rome Masters 1000
The Rome Masters is one of the top tennis tournaments on the ATP circuit. It is being played this year from 8 to 15 May 2022 and features the top male tennis players in the world. Rafa Nadal will be defending the title he won last year and bidding for an incredible 11th win in Rome. He won't have it all his own way though, far from it. Also due to compete are Novak Djokovic (five-time winner in Rome), Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev. It promises to be a tournament that will show just how good players are doing on clay with Roland Garros just aroun the corner. So be prepared to predict as best as possible.with the help of our tennis experts.
The tournament sheet
- Location: Rome (Italy)
- Dates: May 8 to 15, 2022
- The surface: Clay
- The Prize Money : €5.415.410
- Defending champion: Rafael Nadal
Our tips for betting well on the ATP in Rome
To predict the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome, a few key factors have to be analyzed. Our tennis betting experts believe that those listed below are the most important ones to take note of. Follow these and your chances of backing winners will improve. We live in an age where it is easy to access statistics and facts about every player, so use them to help get winners.
Analyze players' form
It is important to look at the form of the players. Access the statistics available for example on the official ATP website. You'll be able to find the results of not just recent matches but from their whole career. Look at the current form and particularly their results in the recent clay court tournaments that have taken place and in South America earlier in the year. Doing this will show you which players have been doing well this year and those who have been struggling.
Just because a player comes into this tournament with a lot of wins does not automatically guarantee success. Look to see the level at which those results have been achieved. Someone getting good resuls but in ATP250 events may struggle at this much higher level. Those players who have been getting good results at ATP500 or Masters1000 events (Carlos Alcaraz) for example are ones to follow.
Take into account the playing surface
The next piece of advice is to consider what kind of surface the tournament is taking place on. This is an outdoor clay court event. It is important therefore to look at the record of each player on this surface. Some players will adore it and get great results but there will be some who can't wait to start playing on grass or hard courts again. Again, check the statistics to find out the players to back on clay and the ones to avoid. Look at how a player has got on at the French Open compared to other Grand Slams. A player such as Diego Schwartzman has done well on clay, so he's a player to consider.
Look at the head-to-head results
How has a player got on in previous matches against his opponent? Again, it's easy to find out these facts and they will be very useful to you. In this case, look to see how previous meetings on clay have ended. That will be a strong indication of the possible result of their match in this tournament. If a player keeps beating his opponent when the match is being played on clay, he may well be worth backing. If a player keeps losing to his opponent on clay, then a bet on him to win this match isn't advisable.
Observe the tournament history
It is a good idea to look at the past performances of the players taking part in this tournament. This is a different tournament from others because of it being on clay. Look for those players who have enjoyed success in previous events in Rome. For example, an astonishing 10 titles have been won by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has won five. The last player to win this tournament aside from those two great plaers was Alexander Zverev and that was 2017. Nadal is bidding to win this tournament for the fourth time in five years.
Look at the ATP rankings
It is important to see where each of the players is ranked in the world. You might not be too familiar with some of the lower ranked players. A quick look at the rankings will show you how high or low they are. Also, look at the Race to Milan points. This shows you how many ranking points a player has earned this year as they try to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals at the end of the season. A look at the Race to Milan rankings will show you which players have had good years so far and those who have been struggling.
Statistics to know for your predictions on the ATP Masters in Rome
ATP Masters Rome Statistics - Sports Betting
In addition to the keys of our tennis specialists, you need to know the important statistics of the Rome tournament to establish reliable predictions. Especially if you are used to alternative bets (number of games, number of sets...). These figures will be particularly useful to you and are from the 2021 Rome Masters
- Average number of games per game: 22.3 games (remember all matches are best-of-three sets)
- Matches won in two sets: 70%
- Matches going to three sets: 30%
- Matches in which the winner won the first set: 79%
- Matches with a set won 6-0: 6%
- Matches with a tie-break in the first set: 13%
- Matches with a tie-break in the second set: 13%
- Matches with a tie-break in the third set: 4% (13% of matches in three sets)
- Three of the last four finals went to the final set.
- The last four finals have all had over 20.5 games played in them.
- The player winning the first set of the final has gone on to win the match in each of the last seven Rome Masters and 12 of the last 13.
- There has not been a tie break in the final since 2009.
Our Predictions for the 2022 Rome Masters 1000
This is going to be a great tennis tournament. Rafael Nadal is after his 11th win in Rome and doing so will be a great boost to his hopes of yet another French Open title. It is not going to be an easy task at all for him to win in Rome and is only his second tournament back from injury. World number one Novak Djokovic needs as much time on court as possible after a stop-go 2022. Stefanos Tsitsipas has already won in Monte Carlo, so he will be a major threat here. Alexander Zverev has been a bit inconsistent and would love to win this title again. Carlos Alcaraz is a top-ten player now and a threat in all the tournaments he plays as is Andrey Rublev. Make sure you follow this tournament closely as it will give plenty of clues for the upcoming Grand Slam at Roland Garros. We just can't wait for it to start.
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