2022 BNP Paribas Open Odds: Medvedev Debuts As World No. 1

Written By Nicole Russo on March 9, 2022
Paribas Open Betting

Tennis heads to the desert for the world’s unofficial fifth major, and once again, the favorite in Indian Wells odds might not even be able to play. That’s right … we are re-living the Novak Djokovic COVID saga once again.

But there’s far more than that to take into consideration before placing a wager at a legal online sportsbook on the 2022 BNP Paribas Open this year.

2022 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells- Men’s Singles Odds

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Novak Djokovic
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+200
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+185
Rafael Nadal
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+275
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+350
Daniil Medvedev
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+275
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+400
Alexander Zverev
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+800
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+700
Stefanos Tsitsipas
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+900
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+900
Andrey Rublev
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+1500
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+2800
Carlos Alcaraz
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+1700
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+2800
Felix Auger-Aliassime
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+2000
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+2000
Jannik Sinner
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+2500
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+3300
Matteo Berrettini
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+2500
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+3300

Indian Wells Men’s Singles Preview

The men’s Round of 128 in the desert kicks off on March 9, here are some things to consider when wagering.

Novak Djokovic +200

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic is on the tournament entry list, and therefore listed in the draw, but he may not participate at Indian Wells. Tournament officials are still determining if he has proper CDC approval to enter the country.

It is déjà vu from six weeks ago at the Australian Open when he was denied approval to enter the country and play in the Grand Slam. If you decide to place a futures bet on Novak and he doesn’t play, your wager will be refunded to you.

Rafael Nadal +350

At 35 years old, Nadal is back as one of the top contenders at Indian Wells. He is coming off of a grueling 5-set Australian Open win against Daniil Medvedev, adding to his 15-match win streak.

He has a good chance of keeping that streak alive at this tournament. His section of the draw looks relatively reasonable. Potenital opponents include Americans Sebastian Korda in the second round and Riley Opelka after that, but he will likely face more of a battle if he plays Shapovalov over Opelka. Shap battled with Rafa for five sets in the Australian Open. 

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Rafa back in the semis.

Daniil Medvedev +400

This is the first time Medvedev is entering a tournament as the world No. 1. While that ranking may have secured him a first round bye, it didn’t help get him an easy draw.

He’s on track to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter finals and run up against Rafael Nadal in the semis. It would be the third meeting between the two in the last two months, with Nadal 2-0 so far.

Tournament weather and player conditioning is something to consider here. With temperatures projected to hit near 90°F into next week, Nadal could have the advantage once again.

Alexander Zverev +800

There’s been no lack of drama when it comes to this young star on the tour. Many thought Zverev would have to miss the tournament due to a suspension from nearly hitting a chair umpire with his racquet in Mexico. Although he only received a year’s probation, he is no doubt still suffering from embarrassment over the situation.

Zverev doesn’t have an easy journey at Indian Wells, either. His potential opponents include:

  • Grigor Dmitrov
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Matteo Berretini or Felix Auger-Aliassime

With the distractions from his recent antics and a tough draw in the tournament, I would fade Zverev for this one.

2022 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells- Women’s Singles Odds

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Iga Swiatek
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+550
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+600
Anett Kontaveit
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+850
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+900
Aryna Sabalenka
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+1100
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+1400
Naomi Osaka
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+1100
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+1000
Simona Halep
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+1100
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+1000
Paula Badosa Gibert
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+1400
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+1400
Maria Sakkari
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+1400
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+1600
Jelena Ostapenko
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+1600
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+1800
Garbine Muguruza
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+1700
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+2500
Barbora Krejcikova
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+1700
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Indian Wells Women’s Singles Preview

Ash Barty’s absence will open the door for some tournament longshots, which is reflected in this year’s Indian Wells odds.

Iga Swiatek +600

Things are looking good for Swiatek lately. She is coming off of an amazing run at the Qatar Open at the end of February, winning the title and winning many of her matches in straight sets.

Iga is used to the big stage, securing the French Open title in 2020 and remaining consistent ever since then. She excels on clay but has really worked on her hard-court game since then.

While she doesn’t have an easy draw by any means, potentially facing Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys in the quarters, it’s hard to root against her at this point.

Paula Badosa +1400

Paula Badosa is the tournament’s reigning champ, but her performances since then have been up and down. She didn’t make it past the fourth round in Australia and went out early in Dubai and Doha.

Her tournament road is filled with formidable opponents, including Osaka, Ostapenko, and Kontaveit, one of the best hard-court players in the world right now.

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Nicole Russo is the Brand Content Strategist for TheLines.com. Previously, she covered the gambling industries in Tennessee and Indiana as a content editor for PlayTenn.com and PlayIndiana.com. She comes from the world of poker, leading the marketing efforts for online poker in Nevada and New Jersey with the WSOP. Russo also assisted with the marketing efforts for the Caesars Sportsbook launch in 2019.

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