The European Open is a well-renowned men's tennis tournament in Antwerp and is listed as one of the top events in the ATP 250. This year it will be taking place from 17th until 24th October 2021 and is set to feature a good number of high-profile players. In this guide, we will be looking at all you need to know about the European Open and share valuable betting insights as well as name the top tennis betting sites.

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The draw for both the singles and doubles tournament will determine who will face who in the round of 32 (singles) and round of 16 (doubles). This will take place on the 16th of October 2021.

Singles Tournament Dates

Daily knockout matches will be played, and the tournament will progress stage by stage from the round of 32 right up until the final which will take place on the 24th of October.

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    The qualifying rounds will start on Sunday 17th October.

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    Round of 32 matches will start on Monday 18th October.

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    Round of 16 matches will start on Wednesday 20th October.

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    Quarter finals will be played on Friday 22nd October.

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    Semi finals will be played on Saturday 23rd October.

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    Singles final will be played on Sunday 24th October.

Doubles Tournament Dates

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    Round of 16 matches will start on Monday 18th October.

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    Quarter finals will be played on Thursday 21st October.

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    Semi finals will be played on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October.

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    Doubles Final will be played on Sunday 24th October.

The European Open will start on the 17th of October and is set to host some exciting matches as more and more players choose to join the tournament. With just over £400,000 in the prize pot, many players – mostly European – will be trying to make a statement on the Belgian stage.

Players Confirmed for European Open in Antwerp 2021

Let’s have a look at some of the big names who have confirmed they will be competing in the European tournament this year:

Top 20 players: Felix Auger-Aliassime (#11), Jannik Sinner (#14), Diego Schwartzman (#15), Pablo Carreno Busta (#16), Cristian Garin (#17), Reilly Opelka (#19)

Top 35 Players: Alex De Minaur (#21), Ugo Humbert (#26 and Defending Champion), Cameron Norrie (#28), Grigor Dimitrov (#29), Lloyd Harris (#31), Fabio Fognini (#32), Dusan Lajovic (#35)

Top 50 Players: Nikoloz Basilashvili (#36), Marton Fucsovics (#41), Federico Delbonis (#44), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (#45), Albert Ramos Vinolas (#46), John Millman (#48)

Other Star Players: Andy Murray (#109)

The singles draw is set to take place on October 16th. This way, we will find out who will be facing who in the initial round of 32 matches. The above list already contains 20 players so we are bound to witness an exciting draw.

European Open Predictions

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    The last time Andy Murray took part in this tournament was when he won it by beating Stan Wawrinka in the final in 2019. This year, Murray started off with a strong performance in Biella, Italy, by making his way to the final but eventually lost to Marchenko. Through the rest of the year, he has managed to make it to the round of 16 in a couple of ATP 500 tournaments, losing out to Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini in Rotterdam and London respectively. He also took part in Wimbledon and the US Open but was knocked out early by Denis Shapovalov (0-3) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (2-3). This time round, he will surely be trying to prove a point. Bookmakers are already considering him one of their favourites for this title.

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    Two-time finalist Diego Schwartzman will be there too. After winning on home soil in Buenos Aires in March, Schwartzman will be looking for silverware from a European court too. He came close to making it to the semi-finals in Roland Garros but Rafael Nadal proved to be too strong on the French clay courts.

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    Jannik Sinner is at his all-time highest ranking at the moment and has won 2 titles in Washington (ATP 500) and Melbourne (ATP 250) this year. He also managed to reach the final 8 in various occasions throughout the year, proving that he is in great form and is considered to be one of the favourites to win the European Open title.

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    Felix Auger-Aliassime managed to make it to the semi-finals of the US Open and is also considered to be one of the contenders for this title given his recent performances and the fact that he is the highest ranked player to be playing in the tournament.

Given the fierce competition, matches might often go to the 3rd set and the amount of games in a set are also likely to be high as equally-matched players try to outplay their opponents, especially when they are serving themselves. We suggest keeping an eye out on the matches where players from the Top 50 rankings will be playing each other.

#1 – The amount of highly-ranked players in the tournament means that matches will be considered as very competitive by bookmakers so the odds for the winner should be quite high.

#2 – At the same time, the lack of Top 10-ranked players will mean that there will most probably not be a clear favourite for the outright winner of the tournament. This opens the door for great betting opportunities.

#3 – The prize pool might not be the most lucrative, but the title is a prestigious one to have, especially among European players.

Tennis betting has become more popular over the past years, and the top bookmakers are making sure they have a wide variety of betting markets available for each tournament as they try to ensure punters can find whichever odds they are be looking for.

Outright Tournament Winner

This one is quite a simple one – a bet on who you think will end up winning the final and claiming the European Open trophy. Bets placed along the tournament will then be settled as soon as the final finishes on the 24th of October, unless the player you are backing is eliminated before reaching the final.

In this betting market, odds are normally higher before the tournament starts, especially since the tournament is a knockout tournament. A good opportunity might arise if a tournament favourite goes a set down in a match – the odds of him making it out of that match and winning the tournament will be higher. Punters will need to be quick, though, as provided the player does manage to overturn the match result by winning the next two sets, the odds will then be lowered again after the player makes it through to the next round.

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    Best betting site for European Open Outright Winner: Paddy Power

Tennis Match Betting

Here the question is also straightforward. At the end of the match, one player or the other must win and progress to the next round. So the question is: who will?

Similar to the outright tournament winner, the odds will vary as the match progresses. Having a favourite player going a set down, or maybe even a couple of games down, will change the odds considerably.

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    Best betting site for European Open Match Betting: Betway

Tennis Set Betting

For this type of bet, punters will try to guess the final score of the match, i.e. whether it will be 2-0 or 2-1, since the tournament matches will all be played as best-out-of-3 sets. There will also be a market available to bet on which player you think will win a particular set, as well as, how many games you think there will be in that same set.

Other similar markets will be on the race to a particular number of games such as race to 4 in set 2. Here the odds will be lower on the player who is most likely to win that number of games from within the set first.

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    Best betting site for European Open Set Betting: bet365

Tennis Point Betting

Last but not least, you will also be able to bet on the most basic elements of the game – points. Betting sites also offer the opportunity to bet on individual points. This could be a very tricky game to play though, especially due to the high number of points in a match. Things are made a bit easier if one player has a powerful service and manages to take most of the points he serves for.

Punters may also bet on particular game scores and outcomes. For example, Murray to win 18th game to 30. If you wish, you can also chose to bet on what the score will be after a particular number of points are played. An example of this could be: Score to be 15-15 after 2 points.

For those who follow the sport closely, these types of bets could prove quite profitable but the risk is an important factor to keep in mind.

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    Best betting site for European Open Point Betting: bet365

The European Open in Antwerp became part of the ATP World Tour in 2016 and has slowly but surely started to attract bigger names to take part in the competition. Till now, all the singles’ winners have been European – 2 from the UK and 3 from France. The 2021 edition will be the 6th edition to be organised.

Recent European Tour Men Singles Winners

YearWinnerFinalist
2020Ugo HumberAlex de Minaur
2019Andy MurrayStan Wawrinka
2018Kyle EdmundGael Monfils
2017Jo-Wilfried TsongaDiego Schwartzman
2016Richard GasquetDiego Schwartzman

Tennis European Open Key Statistics

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    The finals won by French players have all been won by 2 sets to 0.

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    The two English players to win both fought back from a set down to win the tournament.

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    Diego Schwartzman is the player with most finals played (2 – losing both of them).

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    Feliciano Lopez holds the record of the most aces in the history of the tournament – 91.

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    Ugo Humbert has the highest % of sets won with 77.27%.

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    Winners of both the singles and doubles will receive 250 ATP points. Runners-up receive 150 points.

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    ATP 250 – San Diego Open (outdoor) in USA between 27th September and 3rd October 2021

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    ATP 250 – Sofia Open (indoor) in Bulgaria between 27th September and 3rd October 2021

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    ATP 1000 – BNP Paribas Open (outdoor) in USA between 10th and 17th October 2021

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    ATP 500 – Erste Bank Open (indoor) in Austria between 25th and 31st October 2021

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    ATP 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters (indoor) in France between 1st and 7th November 2021

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    ATP 250 – Stockholm Open (indoor) in Sweden between 7th and 13th November 2021

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    ATP Finals – Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals (indoor) in Italy between 9th and 13th November 2021

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    ATP Finals – Nitto ATP Finals (indoor) in Italy between 14th and 21st November 2021

The European Open tennis tournament continues to lure big names and is a great opportunity for players who will be gearing up for the ATP Finals in Italy. Tennis tournaments such as this one continue to offer punters exciting matches as well as great odds in a variety of betting markets.

For the best European Open betting sites we recommend Betway and Unibet.

The European Open will take place on 17th to 24th October 2021 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The next edition is the 6th edition. The first one was held in 2016.

Prize money for the winner in 2020 was £21,298.

The matches will be played as best-out-of-3 sets.

WRITTEN BY David Camilleri View all posts by David Camilleri

David is a sports fanatic with a particular interest in stats and figures. When not writing about sports, you would probably find him playing or watching football, researching stats or sharing the latest news with anyone willing to listen.

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