Following our recent topic on the best football bets for 2018-19 season, we now bring you the ATP world tour finals betting odds.
The last Slam of the year is nearly over, with Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic fighting for the title Sunday, September 9, and soon we’ll look upon who’s going to London in November, to play at the ATP Tour Finals, the last tournament of the year, where only the top 8 players get a chance to shine and become, for a short period of time, the best of the best.
Some have already obtained their tickets, but many more still have a long journey in front of them before packing their bags for the England capital.
Until the final eight are established, let’s take a look on the odds bookmakers have released for the winner of the tournament and maybe you’ll get inspired for your betting slips.
1. Novak Djokovic – 2.75 Odds
The Serbian is third in the Road to London race, but Nole is also involved in the US Open final, so he’ll certainly move up the ladder. Not that would matter, considering that both he and Roger Federer have already obtained their tickets for London. After a harsh and difficult last season, Novak has finally got to his old rhythm and will be playing his second straight Grand Slam final. And Nole will certainly want to add another trophy to his five Tour Finals titles. He’s the main favorite, according to bookmakers!
2. Roger Federer – 3.50 Odds
At 37 years of age, Roger Federer is still a very competitive sportsman. He won three titles in 2018, including a Grand Slam one, at the Australian Open. Unfortunately for the Swiss and his fans, it was pretty clear he couldn’t play his best tennis all year long and therefore got eliminated in the ⅛ phase at US Open, by John Millman (Australia). He won the Tour Finals six times, but seven years have passed since his last victory in this tournament designed only for the best ATP has to offer.
His playstyle may be still fast, but Roger’s movement and reactions on the court have got a little bit slow. After what have been another great nine months on the tour, we could certainly presume that fatigue has finally got up to Federer.
3. Rafael Nadal – 4.50 Odds
The Spaniard is both no. 1 in the ATP Rankings and in the ATP Race to London, having assured his place at the final tournament of the year “ages” ago.
Rafa has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name but never won the Tour Finals. He reached the final two times, in 2010 and 2013, but lost to his two main rivals, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
He won the French Open this year and recently got to the US Open semifinals, but was forced to retire due to a knee injury.
The surface on O2 Arena is pretty fast and with no previous title(s) backing him up, bookmakers are giving Nadal 4.50 odds for a win, behind Federer and Djokovic.
4. Alexander Zverev – 12.00 Odds
Sasha is just 21-years old and is regarded as one of the biggest tennis stars the future has reserved for us. The German has nine titles to his name but never had a long run in a Grand Slam. We know he’s good, yet he hasn’t been able to convince us in the tournaments where only the great can perform.
Alexander played last season at the ATP Tour Finals in London but didn’t make it past round robin. He defeated Cilic in three sets but lost to Federer and Sock.
5. Juan Martin Del Potro – 12.00 Odds
One of the most loved players on the tour, the Argentinian overcame numerous injuries to both of his wrists and is now crushing his opponents. Will play against Novak Djokovic in the US Open final for the possibility to get his second title at Flushing Meadows, after the 2009 trophy.
Delpo only played at the ATP Tour Finals one time before, in 2009, in what was the best year of his career. He lost the final act against Nikolay Davydenko.
6. Marin Cilic – 12.00 Odds
Not the most spectacular player on the tour, Marin Cilic knows how to hit the ball with so much power you’ll barely see it pass by you. He managed to win the US Open four years ago and has played at the London tournament three times before, but never made it past round robin.
Cilic has to put some hard work to make it again to the O2 arena, but given his results in 2018, he has this in the bag.
7. Kevin Anderson – 17.00 Odds
The big fella from South Africa made it to the Wimbledon final this season, after reaching the US Open final act last year. At 32 years of age, Anderson is having the best campaign of his career, with one title won at New York. Although his game has improved lately and Kevin isn’t just a big server anymore, he certainly has his flaws.
If he qualifies, it would be his first presence at an ATP Tour Finals. Anderson has constant results all year long and we can’t stop not feeling like he deserves to be on the plan for London.
8. Dominic Thiem – 22.00 Odds
The Austrian has been phenomenal on clay, the only one capable of beating Rafael Nadal on the red surface this year. However, when it comes to other surfaces, the 25-years old is doing fine, but clearly isn’t on the same level. Maybe the best we’ve seen from him was the US Open, where he was eliminated by Rafa in a 5-sets thriller in the quarter-finals.
Has been present at the ATP Tour Finals in the last two seasons, but never made it past the group stage.
John Isner (25.00 odds), Kei Nishikori (35 00 odds) or Stefanos Tsitsipas (40.00 odds) can get into the shuffle if they time it right through these last two months of competition. There are at least five-six players fighting for the last three positions for the ATP Tour Finals, so it’s a clear gamble to even consider them for title contenders.
And what about Marco Cecchinato? The Italian proceed the biggest surprise of the season when he reached the Roland Garros semifinals, but we haven’t seen more of him ever since. However, the 100 multiplier offered to his name should make you think because Cecchinato still has some decent chances of making to London, even if as a backup.
We’ve talked about who has the best chances of winning the final tournament of the season, yet it’s only fair to at least mention the great players who won’t make it to London this year. And it’s normal to start with a British player – Andy Murray. Afterward, we also have Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, all three with career-changing injuries. Andy and Stan have returned to the circuit, but the Frenchman is out since February. Milos Raonic, David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios or Gael Monfils have also had trouble remaining healthy, however, in their cases, we’re also talking about inconsistency.