Erste Bank Open Predictions 2023 -SportsHub Tennis Expert

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The 2023 ATP Tour is beginning to wind down after a memorable year, but the year would not be complete without some Erste Bank Open predictions. 

Also known as the Vienna Open, the ATP 500 tournament has attracted many of the biggest names in men’s tennis. Daniil Medvedev (World No. 3) is back to defend his crown, with players like Jannik Sinner (World No. 4) and Andrey Rublev (World No. 5) hoping to snatch the title. 

I will share my Erste Bank Open predictions a little later. First, let’s preview the tournament, discuss the latest outright odds and analyze the top contenders. 

Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Erste Bank Open 

  • Dates: October 23-29, 2023 
  • Edition: 49th 
  • Category: ATP 500 
  • Location: Vienna, Austria 
  • Venue: Wiener Stadthalle 
  • Surface: Hard 
  • Defending Champion: Daniil Medvedev 

The 49th edition of the Vienna Open takes place at Wiener Stadthalle in the Austrian capital. Known as the Erste Bank Open for sponsorship reasons, the ATP 500 tournament features plenty of high-profile players. 

Daniil Medvedev is the defending champion, having triumphed in Austria 12 months ago. On top of that, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev are all top-10 players in the ATP Rankings. 

Thanks to the competitive nature of this year’s tournament, the outright odds serve up plenty of betting value. Before we dive into my Erste Bank Open predictions, we need to check out the latest outright odds for the singles event. 

2023 Erste Bank Open Odds (Singles) 

  • Daniil Medvedev (+300) 
  • Jannik Sinner (+500) 
  • Andrey Rublev (+700) 
  • Alexander Zverev (+850) 
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (+1100) 
  • Grigor Dimitrov (+1400) 
  • Frances Tiafoe (+2000) 
  • Tommy Paul (+2000) 
  • Gael Monfils (+2200) 
  • Ben Shelton (+2400) 
  • Cameron Norrie (+2500) 
  • Karen Khachanov (+2500) 
  • Aslan Karatsev (+2800) 
  • Arthur Fils (+3300) 
  • Jiri Lehecka (+3300) 

As the defending champion and World No. 3, Medvedev (+300) is favored to lift the trophy in Austria. That said, Sinner (+500), Rublev (+700) and Zverev (+850) are expected to push the frontrunner all the way. 

Tsitsipas (+1100) and Grigor Dimitrov (+1400) bridge the gap between the favorites and outsiders, with Frances Tiafoe (+2000), Tommy Paul (+2000) and Gael Monfils (+2200) and Ben Shelton (+2400) rounding out the top 10. 

Now that you’re up to speed on the ins and outs of the tournament, it’s time for me to share my 2023 Erste Bank Open predictions. 

Top Players to Track – Erste Bank Open Predictions 

I will be providing Erste Bank Open predictions for upcoming matches at the end of this article. Before we go any further, though, I want to take a closer look at the top contenders and potential sleepers. 

In truth, it feels like this year’s Vienna Open is wide open. Of course, big-name players like Medvedev, Sinner, Rublev and Tsitsipas are expected to go all the way, but there are plenty of promising outsiders to keep an eye on. 

With odds ranging from +300 to +3300, it only makes sense to assess all the betting angles before locking in your Erste Bank Open predictions. Let’s start with the leading contenders. 

Evaluating the Favorites – Medvedev and Sinner 

2023 has been another impressive year for Medvedev. Not only did the Russian win both the Miami Open and Italian Open, but he also reached the final of the US Open, losing against the unstoppable Novak Djokovic. 

When you look at the bigger picture, Medvedev has reached five Grand Slam finals since 2019, triumphing at the 2021 US Open. Thanks to last year’s Erste Bank Open victory, he is the bookies’ favorite to retain the title. 

As for Sinner, he now sits just one place below Medvedev in the ATP Rankings after winning the 2023 Canadian Open. The 22-year-old Italian also reached the Wimbledon semifinals earlier this year, highlighting his development. 

Potential Sleepers to Consider – Tsitsipas and Shelton 

In all honesty, I’m struggling to figure out why Tsitsipas is priced at +1100 to triumph in Vienna. Granted, the World No. 7 has struggled for form in recent months, but there is no reason why he can’t go all the way. 

Let’s not forget that Tsitsipas reached the final of the Australian Open earlier this year, only to lose against – you guessed it – Djokovic. Although the 25-year-old is one of the highest-ranked players in the world, his price makes him an Erste Bank Open sleeper. 

I also recommend keeping a close eye on Ben Shelton. After reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals, the 21-year-old American made it all the way to the US Open semifinals in September. He is priced at +2400 to lift the trophy in Austria. 

Erste Bank Open Predictions – Upcoming Matches 

There are six matches taking place on Wednesday, October 25, but to give you more time to lock in your picks, my Erste Bank Open predictions concern two standout clashes scheduled for Thursday, October 26. 

Both matches are round-of-16 clashes featuring seeded players and big underdogs. Without further ado, here are my 2023 Erste Bank Open predictions and picks. 

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (-225) vs. Tomas Machac (+175) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (-225) 
  • Matteo Arnaldi (+375) vs. Andrey Rublev (-550) – Best Bet: SIGN IN TO ACCESS PICK  

I named Tsitsipas as one of my sleepers for this year’s Vienna Open, and I’m backing the Greece international to make light work of Tomas Machac. 

Tsitsipas has reached two Grand Slam finals – including the 2023 Australia Open final – in addition to four semifinals since 2019. On the flip side, Machac is still finding his feet on the ATP Tour. 

The second match sees Matteo Arnaldi take on Rublev. With all due respect to Arnaldi, he is nowhere near the level of Rublev. That said, Rublev has struggled for consistency of late, so Arnaldi will fancy his chances of upsetting the odds. 

Hopefully, my Erste Bank Open predictions will help you land a tasty profit this week. With several tournaments remaining on the 2023 ATP Tour, be sure to return for more tennis predictions and picks in the coming weeks.