2022 ATP BMW Tennis Open Semifinals Betting: Back Rune to reach first ATP main tour final

By | April 30, 2022

An exciting week at the ATP BMW Open in Munich continued on Friday, with the top two remaining seeds both exiting in the quarterfinals. What is in store for today’s semifinal matches?

Basilashvili, Otte, Rune, and van de Zandschulp advance to Saturday’s semis with straight-sets wins

Yesterday, defending champion and #4 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili was ousted by #7 Miomir Kecmanovic, who finally ended his run of failing to make it past the quarters.

This was the sixth straight tournament in which Kecmanovic had reached the quarters, and after losing in the last eight five straight times, he finally picked up a win. And it was an impressive one as well, as he beat Basilashvili 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in just an hour and 28 minutes.

Basilashvili’s loss was not an upset, as Kecmanovic was favored, nor were two of the other results. In the top half of the draw, rising clay-court star Holger Rune dispatched Emil Ruusuvuori 6-0, 6-2 in just 62 minutes, while Oscar Otte continued his great week in Munich by downing Alejandro Tabilo 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).

The day’s lone upset took out the remaining favorite, as #8 seed Botic van de Zandschulp dispatched #2 seed Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-1. For someone who is expected to be a contender at the upcoming French Open, Ruud’s current clay form leaves something to be desired, but perhaps he will get back on track next week in Madrid.

Here’s how the tournament odds shake out with Ruud eliminated:

2022 BMW Tennis Open Tournament Odds

Odds are via BetRivers.

  • Miomir Kecmanovic +125
  • Holger Rune +175
  • Botic van de Zandschulp +375
  • Oscar Otte +550

Looking ahead to today’s matches, Kecmanovic will take on van de Zandschulp in the first semifinal, while Rune will match up with Otte in the second semi.

ATP Munich 2022 (BMW Open) Semifinals Schedule and Betting Odds

Odds are via BetRivers. Other odds listed in this article may be via our other reviewed and recommended sportsbooks.

2022 ATP BMW Open Semifinals – Saturday, April 30

Scheduled start times are in Eastern Time. Munich time is Eastern Time plus six hours (e.g., 7:30 a.m. ET is 1:30 p.m. in Munich).

#7 Miomir Kecmanovic vs. #8 Botic van de Zandschulp, 7:30 a.m. ET (1:30 p.m. local time)

Holger Rune vs. Oscar Otte, 9:00 a.m. ET (3:00 p.m. local time)

2022 ATP BMW Open Semifinals Odds – Kecmanovic vs. van de Zandschulp

Moneyline

  • Miomir Kecmanovic -180
  • Botic van de Zandschulp +145

Game Spread

  • Miomir Kecmanovic -2.5 (-117)
  • Botic van de Zandschulp +2.5 (-109)

Total Match Games Over/Under

  • OVER 22.5 Games (-103)
  • UNDER 22.5 Games (-124)

2022 ATP BMW Open Semifinals Odds – Rune vs. Otte

Moneyline

  • Holger Rune -245
  • Oscar Otte +195

Game Spread

  • Holger Rune -3.5 (-113)
  • Oscar Otte +3.5 (-113)

Total Match Games Over/Under

  • OVER 21.5 Games (-124)
  • UNDER 21.5 Games (-103)

2022 BMW Open Semifinals Predictions and Picks

Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Botic van de Zandschulp

In this matchup, Kecmanovic will be seeking his third ATP main tour final, while van de Zandschulp will be seeking his first.

The two players are separated by just a couple of spots in the current ATP rankings, with Kecmanovic coming in at 38th and van de Zandschulp at 40th.

With 105 points separating van de Zandschulp and 31st-ranked Albert Ramos Vinolas and three more weeks of tournaments to go until the French Open, these two players are among a large group in the mix to land in the seeds at Roland Garros.

With that in mind, this is an important match for both of these players. There are 250 ATP ranking points on offer for the tournament winner and 150 for the losing finalist, but only 90 for losing in the semis.

They met just last month at Indian Wells, and it was a hotly contested match in the round of 32, with Kecmanovic picking up a 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 win.

While the 22-year-old has not had a lot of luck with getting to semis and finals, it has been a pretty solid year for him. He reached the quarters at both of the recent ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in the U.S. (Indian Wells and Miami), reached the last 16 of the Australian Open, and as mentioned above, has gotten to at least the quarters in six straight tournaments.

This week, Kecmanovic has won all three of his matches in straight sets, and the first set against Basilashvili is the only extended set he has had so far.

There’s a lot to like about van de Zandschulp’s run in Munich as well, especially his comfortable win over Ruud. But based on Kecmanovic’s current form, the favorite is well worth backing here.

Kecmanovic vs. van de Zandschulp Prediction and Picks

Kecmanovic vs. van de Zandschulp Prediction: Kecmanovic to win in straight sets

Best Match Pick: Miomir Kecmanovic -2.5 games (-117 at BetRivers)

Best Value Pick: Miomir Kecmanovic to win in straight sets (+145 at FanDuel)

Holger Rune vs. Oscar Otte

Rune celebrated his 19th birthday in style yesterday with his third consecutive straight-sets win in Munich, and he could make it an even better birthday stretch by reaching his first ATP main tour final.

Rune is a big-time prospect on clay, with four ATP Challenger titles on the surface already. After upsetting #1 seed Alexander Zverev on Wednesday, he didn’t lose his focus, brushing aside Ruusuvuori even more clinically than he did the world number three.

As with the other three semifinalists, Otte has won all three of his matches this week in straight sets. That includes Thursday’s round of 16 win over 17th-ranked Reilly Opelka, who was the #3 seed in Munich.

While Otte also has yet to make an ATP main tour final, he is no stranger to finals, having made 23 singles finals and 25 doubles finals on the ATP Challenger and ITF circuits.

Unfortunately, his wait for a main tour final will continue. After dropping nine games in his opening match against Jiri Lehecka, Rune dropped only seven total games against Zverev and Ruusuvuori. Look for his sizzling form to take him through to tomorrow’s final.

Rune vs. Otte Prediction and Picks

Rune vs. Otte Prediction: Rune to win in straight sets

Best Match Pick: Rune -3.5 (-113 at BetRivers)

Best Value Pick: Rune to win in straight sets (+110 at BetRivers)

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