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2021 San Diego Open Predictions & Tips - Hubert Hurkacz tipped to win ATP San Diego

  • Hubert Hurkacz is backed to win the San Diego Open
  • Hurkacz comes to California after winning the title in Metz
  • Can top seed Andrey Rublev justify top seed and favouritism?
  • Six of the top 15 players in men's tennis are competing
  • ATP San Diego is being played from 27 September to 3 October
Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev beat Brandon Nakashima 6-2 6-1 in the first round (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 01 Oct 2021
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The 2021 San Diego Open is being played in California this week with Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud and Denis Shapovalov among the top four seeds.
  • Seeds
  • Odds
  • Route to the Final
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Outsiders
  • Little Chance

ATP San Diego is the 1st edition of the tournament and is taking place from 27 September to 3 October. It is being played on outdoor hard courts at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, United States.


Andrey Rublev Russia 1 5
Casper Ruud Canada 2 10
Félix Auger-Aliassime Canada 3 11
Denis Shapovalov Canada 4 12
Hubert Hurkacz Poland 5 13
Diego Schwartzman Argentina 6 15
Dan Evans Great Britain 8 23
Lorenzo Sonego Italy 9 24


The San Diego Open winner odds sees Andrey Rublev and Félix Auger-Aliassime leading the way. 

Odds from bet365 and correct on 1 October 2021:

Andrey Rublev
Casper Ruud
Denis Shapovalov
Aslan Karatsev
Cameron Norrie
Lorenzo Sonego
Diego Schwartzman
Grigor Dimitrov
Source: bet365

Route to the Final

The top four seeds have a bye in the first round. Andrey Rublev will face Fabio Fognini or Brandon Nakashima. The second quarter looks weak so we could see a surprise semi-finalist.

In the bottom half of the draw we could see Hubert Hurkacz meet Félix Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-finals. The fourth quarter could also produce a surprise semi-finalist.

Andrey Rublev

Rublev reached the Cincinnati Masters final in August, beating Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals before a 6-2 6-3 defeat to Alexander Zverev.

The Russian lost to Francis Tiafoe in 5 sets in the US Open third round.

He competed at the Laver Cup, beating Diego Schwartzman 4-6 6-3 11-9.

Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz reached the Wimbledon semi-finals and the Canada Masters quarter-finals, going down 2-6 7-6 7-6 to Daniil Medvedev.

He comes into San Diego full of confidence after winning the title in Metz. He didn't lose a set against Lucas Pouille, Andy Murray, Peter Gojowczyk and Pablo Carreno Busta.

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Auger-Aliassime lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals.

He went on a run to the US Open semi-finals, beating Roberto Bautista Agut and Francis Tiafoe before a straight dets defeat to Daniil Medvedev.

The Canadian lost 6-7 7-5 10-8 to Matteo Berrettini at the Laver Cup.


Casper Ruud suffered a first round defeat at Wimbledon. He responded by going on an incredible winning run on clay, winning three consecutive titles in Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbuhel.

His highest ranked opponent was World No.49 Benoit Paire in the Gstaad quarter-finals.

Ruud reached the quarter-finals at Canada Masters and Cincinnati Masters before a second round defeat to Botic Van De Zandschulp at the US Open.

Beat Reilly Opelka 6-3 7-6 at the Laver Cup.

Lloyd Harris reached the US Open quarter-finals, beating Denis Shapovalov and Reilly Opelka before going down to Alexander Zverev.

Little Chance

Denis Shapovalov went into the US Open on a four match losing streak. He beat Federico Delbonis and Roberto Carballes Baena before a straight sets defeat to Lloyd Harris.

Lost 6-4 6-0 to Daniil Medvedev at the Laver Cup.

Aslan Karatsev has lost his last five matches against Top 50 players. Has not reached the quarter-finals in 11 straight tournaments.

Sebastian Korda has lost his last three matches against Top 25 players. Kei Nishikori has lost seven of his last eight matches against Top 20 players.

Diego Schwartzman has failed to reach the quarter-finals in his last seven tournaments on hard courts. Lost to Andrey Rublev at the Laver Cup.

Andy Murray has lost his last seven matches against Top 20 players. Dan Evans has lost his last five matches against Top 20 players.

Cameron Norrie won the Los Cabos Open in July but has comes to San Diego having lost his last four matches.

Nikoloz Basilashvili has lost five of his last six matches against Top 20 players.


I see Andrey Rublev reaching the final so he is backed in the winner market. It's wide open in the bottom half of the draw

Best Bet: Andrey Rublev Winner $4.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units

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