Can Stefanos Tsitsipas win his first Citi Open title?
<div><h2>Main Contender</h2><p>Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the most in-form players on the ATP Tour in 2019, winning two titles this season and reaching his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old also reached his second Masters 1000 final at the Mutua Madrid Open and became the first Greek player to break into the Top 10. Known as one of the most talented young players on the ATP Tour, Tsitsipas feels comfortable playing on all the surfaces. The world No.6 already defeated all the players from the Big 3, including an epic three-set victory over Rafael Nadal on clay earlier this year in Madrid.</p><p>Stefanos will make his second appearance at the Citi Open and is hoping to go a step further this year after losing to Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals in 2018. The Citi Open has one of the strongest fields in the tournament’s history but Tsitsipas has a good draw to reach the final stages in Washington. The three-time runner-up John Isner is the biggest threats on his quarter but the American only played three tournaments in the last four months due to a left foot injury. Isner has also a very tough task on his opening match in Washington against Hubert Hurkacz and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him losing to Hurkacz on his debut.</p><p>Kevin Anderson is the other big name on the Greek’s half of the draw. The South-African is also a former finalist at the Citi Open but this hasn’t been an easy year for Anderson. The two-time Grand Slam runner-up missed the entire clay-court season due to injury and only played five matches since he returned to action in June. On the other hand, Tsitsipas is not an easy matchup for Anderson with the Greek winning two of their previous three official encounters on the ATP Tour. With this in mind, placing a small stake on Stefanos to win the title at the Citi Open at 7.00 (6/1) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a> is an interesting approach for this tournament.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=164&a=f339dce1-88de-4994-ab6a-c24e019bdf3b&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d1a2f2b5d2bd8d3de67df06/original-william-hill-inplay-tennis-insurance" style="width:100%;height:38px" /></a></p><h2>Player to Keep an Eye</h2><p>Former Citi Open quarter-finalist Daniil Medvedev got off to a strong start this week in Washington with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Bjorn Fratangelo. The No.3 seed saved the only break point he faced and won 80.49% of his first-serve points in a dominant display of tennis. Medvedev enjoys the fast conditions on this event, his short back swing is extremely useful on these courts and it will be very hard for anyone to beat him in Washington. The bookmakers are well aware of that with Daniil as one of the main contenders to lift the trophy at 8.00 (7/1) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betway Today!">Betway</a>.</p><p>Looking now at Medvedev’s draw on this event, the world No.10 will next take on Frances Tiafoe for a place in the quarter-finals. The American No.4 ended a four-match losing streak on Tuesday, beating Alexander Bublik 6-1, 7-6(5) in one hour and 19 minutes. Tiafoe has a great firepower and will have the crowd’s endearing support but it won’t be enough to overcome such a tough player as Medvedev. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add Daniil’s moneyline to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions & Free Tips">betting tips</a> to win this match at 1.53 (53/100) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a>.</p></div>