Western & Southern Open Picks & Preview


If you’re looking for some profitable tennis betting opportunities, you will be pleased to learn that I have scoured the bookies’ odds to find the best Western & Southern Open picks on offer. 

With high-profile players like Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz competing in this year’s edition of the Cincinnati Masters, there are plenty of reasons for both tennis fans and bettors to be excited right now. 

Before I share my recommended Western & Southern Open picks with you, let’s go over all the key information for the tournament and discuss the outright odds.

2023 Western & Southern Open Preview

  • Dates: August 13-20 
  • Venue: Linder Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio 
  • Edition: 122nd (men); 95th (women) 
  • Category: ATP Tour Masters 1000 (men); WTA 1000 (women) 
  • Court Surface: Hard 
  • Defending Champions: Borna Coric (men’s singles); Caroline Garcia (women’s singles)

The 2023 Cincinnati Masters takes place at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, between August 13 and August 20. Known as the Western & Southern Open for sponsorship reasons, the tournament is a mandatory Masters 1000 event on the ATP Tour and a non-mandatory WTA 1000 event. 

Borna Coric won the men’s singles event last year, while Caroline Garica won the women’s single event. Believe it or not, both defending champions are priced at +5000 to win back-to-back titles this time around.

Without further ado, let’s dive into my Western & Southern Open picks, starting with the outright market for both the men’s and women’s singles events. 

Carlos Alcaraz and Aryna Sabalenka, best pick
Carlos Alcaraz and Aryna Sabalenka both winners of Wimbledon.

Outright Winner – Western & Southern Open Picks

It’s time for me to share my Western & Southern Open picks and predictions for both singles events. Having trawled the odds in search of the best value, I’m confident that we can land a tasty profit in the coming days.


  • Carlos Alcaraz (+200) 
  • Novak Djokovic (+200) 
  • Daniil Medvedev (+550) 
  • Jannik Sinner (+1000) 
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (+1600) 
  • Andrey Rublev (+2000) 
  • Holger Rune (+2500) 
  • Alexander Zverev (+3300) 
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (+3300) 
  • Frances Tiafoe (+3300)

As you can see, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are the bookies’ joint favorites to win the men’s singles event. Let’s not forget that Alcaraz defeated Djokovic in last month’s Wimbledon final, with the 20-year-old starlet snatching the 36-year-old veteran’s crown. 

Priced at +550, Daniil Medvedev – winner of the 2019 Cincinnati Masters – is seen as the biggest threat to the frontrunners. Jannik Sinner is the fourth favorite, while Stefanos Tsitsipas – last year’s runner-up – completes the top five. 

Andrey Rublev (+2000) and Alexander Zverev (+3300) contested the 2021 final, with the latter defeating the former. Still, I’m backing Alcaraz to continue his winning run in Ohio. Having triumphed at last year’s US Open, the Spaniard knows what it takes to go all the way on US soil. 

Best Bet: Carlos Alcaraz (+200)


  • Iga Swiatek (+200) 
  • Aryna Sabalenka (+500) 
  • Elena Rybakina (+550) 
  • Jessica Pegula (+800) 
  • Coco Gauff (+1400) 
  • Ons Jabeur (+1600) 
  • Liudmila Samsonova (+2200) 
  • Karolina Muchova (+2500) 
  • Maria Sakkari (+2800) 
  • Marketa Vondrousova (+2800)

Unsurprisingly, Iga Swiatek is favored to win the women’s singles event. The World No. 1 has been the best female tennis player on the planet over the past few years, clinching no fewer than four Grand Slam titles since 2020. 

Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina are viewed as Swiatek’s nearest challengers. Sabalenka defeated Rybakina in the Australian Open final earlier this year, while Jessica Pegula – priced at +800 – will also fancy her chances of triumphing on home soil. 

Of course, Swiatek is the bookies’ favorite for a reason, but I can see Sabalenka going all the way in Ohio. After winning the Australian Open, Sabalenka reached the semi-finals of both the French Open and Wimbledon, cementing her status as one of the strongest players on the WTA Tour this year. 

Best Bet: Aryna Sabalenka (+500) 

Upcoming Matches – Western & Southern Open Picks

Now that you’ve had my Western & Southern Open picks for the outright winners, I want to share my predictions for a couple of standout matches on this week’s schedule. 

The following men’s singles matches are scheduled for Wednesday, August 16.

Ben Shelton kicked off his Cincinnati Masters campaign with an impressive victory over Christopher Eubanks, but the 20-year-old will have to be at his very best to overcome Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round. 

Having reached two Grand Slam finals since 2021 – including this year’s Australian Open final – Tsitsipas will be confident of punching his ticket to the third round on Wednesday. However, the World No. 4 cannot afford to be complacent. 

As the moneyline odds suggest, Jannik Sinner should make light work of Dusan Lajovic. After all, Sinner is the bookies’ fourth favorite to win the men’s singles event, while Lajovic is among the rank outsiders. 

Considering the contrasting nature of the moneyline odds, I recommend exploring the totals and handicaps for this match. If you want to find the best possible value for Sinner vs. Lajovic, it makes sense to steer clear of the moneyline. 

Stay Tuned for More Tennis Picks

The 2023 tennis season is heating up. Not only do we have lots of Western & Southern Open picks on offer, but we also have other high-profile tournaments to prepare our bets for. 

With the 2023 US Open taking place between August 28 and September 10, there are lots of exciting tennis betting opportunities on the horizon. Accordingly, I will be back with more tennis picks and predictions in due course. 

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