The 2019 Geneva Open has had more withdrawals then any tournament I have ever seen before, but that does not mean there is not a good field entered for the final week before the French Open. Four top 40 players entered the draw including world #5 Alex Zverev and two champ, world #29, Stan Wawrinka. The Geneva Open was lucky to get late entries last week from Zverev, who is looking to find form and confidence at the moment, and Wawrinka who enjoys playing in his home country tournament.

Last season Marton Fucsovics won his first career ATP title after defeating Peter Gojowczyk in the finals. This season two of the four semifinalists return as do four of the eight quarterfinalists.

Semifinal and Champion Predictions

The two semifinal matchups will be #1 Alex Zverev vs #4 Marton Fucsovics and #2 Stan Wawrinka vs Nicolas Jarry. Zverev is certainly struggling over the last few months, but the German should cruise to the semifinals of this tournament. His one potential roadblock could be Yoshihito Nishioka in the second round, but I see Zverev getting some confidence and advancing far this week. Fucsovics also has a nice road to the semifinals, but he does have a few solid clay court players in Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer in his half of the draw. Regardless the Hungarian should get through to the semis. Stan Wawrinka has a potential second round matchup with Feliciano Lopez, but I don’t see the Swiss having any issues making his way through the draw. Nicolas Jarry has an interesting draw, but I like the unseeded player to upset #3 Christian Garin in the quarters to get the semifinals.

The final will be #1 Alex Zverev vs #2 Stan Wawrinka and Alex Zverev lifts the title at the end of the week.

Top 5 Odds to Win

  1. Alex Zverev (+200)
  2. Stan Wawrinka (+400)
  3. Christian Garin (+600)
  4. Marton Fucsovics (+1400)
  5. Feliciano Lopez (+3300)

Seeded Players

  1. Alex Zverev
  2. Stan Wawrinka
  3. Christian Garin
  4. Marton Fucsovics
  5. Radu Albot
  6. Adrian Mannarino
  7. Matthew Ebden
  8. Andreas Seppi

Past Champions – this tournament was played as ATP tournament from 1980-1991 then was a downgraded to a Challenger event from 1992-2014, but since 2015 has been competed as an ATP 250 event.

2018 – Marton Fucsovics

2017, 2016 – Stan Wawrinka

2015 – Thomaz Bellucci

 

 

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