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The Japan Open will take place from 16-22 October in the biggest Japanese capital, Tokyo. Three of the top 10 players will participate in the tournament, fighting for 500 points and lucrative prize money. In the following lines, we will take a look at the Japan Open betting odds and the Japan Open favourites to win the tournament.
Japan Open seeds
1. Alexander Zverev 7/2 (4.50)
The world No. 10 is the third seed and given the Japan Open odds, the main favorite to win the tournament. Zverev is 50-23 for the season and 22-12 on hard surface. The world No. 2 had a long season coming back from injury and recently has returned among the top 10 players in the ATP rankings. Zverev won two titles so far in the season, recently in Chengdu and in July in his hometown, Hamburg. He will make his first appearance at the Japan Open and will start the tournament against Jordan Thompson.
2. Taylor Fritz 15/2 (8.50)
Fritz is the defending champion at the Japan Open after he won the title last year defeating Frances Tiafoe in the finals in two tiebreaks. Interestingly, Fritz never won a match at the Japan Open in his previous three appearances. The American is the top seed at the tournament and is ranked 8th in the ATP rankings, three spots lower than his career high. Fritz is 52-21 for the season and 35-10 on hard surface. Fritz won two titles this season, in Atlanta and Delray Beach. Fritz will play Cameron Norrie in the first round of the tournament.
3. Casper Ruud 8/1 (9.00)
Ruud reached the second place in the rankings last season and currently is 9th. The Norwegian is the second seed and has a 35-20 record for the season, including 11-11 on hard surface. He will make his second appearance at the Japan Open after he lost in the first round last year. Ruud won only one title so far in the season, lifting the trophy in Estoril. He will play the home rising star Yosuke Watanuki in the first round of the tournament.
4. Hubert Hurkacz 10/1 (11.00)
Hurkacz is coming off an impressive week in Shanghai, winning his second title of the season after beating Andrey Rublev in the decisive tiebreak. That was his second title of the season after he also won in Marseille. Hurkacz is currently 17th in the rankings and his career high is No. 9. The Polish is 40-20 for the season and 22-10 on hard surface. This will be his thrid appearance at the Japan Open and he has never made it past the first round. Hurkacz will play Zhizhen Zhang in the first round of the tournament.
5. Alex de Minaur 10/1 (11.00)
The Australian is the fourth seed at the Japan Open. He is currently enjoying his highest career ranking, being No. 11 in the world. De Minaur is 40-23 for the season and 25-12 on hard surface. This will be his fourth appearance in Tokyo and his best result came in 2018 when he reached the round of 16. De Minaur won the title in Acapulco this season and lost the finals in Queen’s Club, Los Cabos and Toronto. De Minaur will play Jack Draper in the first round of the tournament.
6. Ben Shelton 12/1 (13.00)
Shelton is currently 20th in the rankings, one spot lower than his career high. The 20-year-old is 23-24 for the season and 16-13 on hard surface. He is one of the rising stars this season as he managed to reach the semifinals at the US Open and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. He will play the home player Taro Daniel in the first round of the tournament.
7. Karen Khachanov 12/1 (13.00)
The Russian had major injury problems this season and it is good to see him back on the court. Khachanov is currently 14th in the rankings while his career high is No. 8 in the world. Khachanov is 28-14 for the season and 18-9 on hard surface. Recently, he won the only title this season in Zhuhai. Khachanov will make his first appearance at the Japan Open and will start against Alexei Popyrin in the first round.
8. Frances Tiafoe 13/1 (14.00)
Last year’s Japan Open finalist is currently 13th in the rankings, three spot lower than his career high. The American is 38-21 for the season and 21-10 on hard surface. Tiafoe won two titles this season in Houston and Stuttgart. He will play Arslan Karatsev in the first round of the tournament.
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