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Abierto Mexicano Telcel Odds & Betting Preview: Nadal +150 Favorite

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by Hans Themistode in Tennis

Updated Apr 10, 2020 · 6:30 PM PDT

Rafael Nadal is the +150 favorite to win the Mexico Open. Photo by Tatiana (Wiki Commons)
  • The Abierto Mexicano Telcel begins today on February 24, 2020 in Acapulco, Mexico
  • With some of the biggest names in the world gathered at one event, it is still Rafael Nadal who is the clear favorite
  • Check out the odds and who we believe is going to win it all

The big names will be coming out in full force for the Mexicano Open beginning today on February 24, 2020.

Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov, John Isner and Alexander Zverev headline what has turned out to be a star-studded tournament.

Whenever an event like this takes place, all eyes head towards the top of the bracket. With Rafael Nadal the number one seeded player, he is expected to hoist the trophy at the end of the week. But that does not mean he won’t have serious competition to do so.

In fact, you could make the case that his competitors have just as good of a chance as he does.

Mexican Open Odds

Player Odds
Rafael Nadal +150
Alexander Zverev +400
Nick Kyrgios +650
Stan Wawrinka +1400
Grigor Dimitrov +1400
Felix Auger-Aliassime +1400
John Isner +1400
Kyle Edmund +2000
Alex De Minaur +2000
Riley Opelka +2000
Soonwoo Kwon +3300
Taylor Fritz +3300
Miomir Kecmanovic +4000
Ugo Humbert +4000
Frances Tiafoe +5000

Odds taken Feb. 24. 

Pay Attention to Alexander Zverev

When you burst onto the scene at a young age, it is always difficult to keep up with high expectations. Such was the case for Alexander Zverev.

Back in 2017 and 2018 when Zverev was 19 and 20 respectively, he made a huge splash on the tennis scene. In those back to back years Zverev ended the year ranked at number four. He also managed to win a combined eight titles during that span.

Nothing but greatness was expected from him, but he had a bit of a down year in 2019. He finished the year ranked number seven in the world and brought home just one title. Most tennis players would kill for a year like that. But for Zverev, it wasn’t nearly enough.

Yet now, with a new year in front of him, Zverev has gotten off to a great start. His 5-4 record isn’t impressive at all, but his performance during the Australian Open is what we’re pointing to.

During the year’s first grand slam, Zverev managed to make it to the semifinals. It shows that he’s still as good as many believe. On any given day he can beat anyone and it’s the main reason why he has the second-best odds to bring home the championship at this tournament.

Don’t Sleep on Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka has somewhat become the forgotten man in the tennis world. For years he ranked safely inside of the top five. Injuries, however, have taken their toll on him but he seems to be rounding back into form.

Wawrinka is now up to 16 in the rankings and is starting to look like the man that was always in the championship mix. With Rafael Nadal (more on him later), Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic it’s difficult for anyone else to grab a grand slam win.


Yet, Wawrinka has found a way to nab three of them. He isn’t quite what he used to be but he’s getting there.

As this tournament reaches its endpoint, expect Wawrinka to be right amongst the final few players left.

Odds-on Favorite for a Reason

Is it really necessary to spew the credentials of Rafael Nadal? 19 grand slam titles, currently ranked as the second-best player in the world and many believe he has a legitimate argument for being the best player of all-time.

We won’t indulge in that argument but he certainly is the clear favorite to win this tournament.


Nadal might be 33 years of age but there is absolutely no end in sight. Just take a look at the ridiculous 2019 he put together. Not only did he win countless matches, but he also took home two grand slams as well.

In short, the competition for Nadal will be stiff but it will still be hard to knock him out. Provided he is healthy of course.

Final Pick: Rafael Nadal

This decision was actually a lot harder than you would think. Rafael Nadal is really looking at some difficult matchups here. Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev and even the mercurial Nick Kyrgios will be tough outs.

But this is Rafael Nadal we’re talking about here. As long as his body holds up, which isn’t exactly a guarantee, then he should be the last man standing.

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