2019 Nitto ATP Finals Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions
|2019 Nitto ATP Finals Summary|
|Date:||Nov 10- 17, 2019|
|Location:||London, United Kingdom|
Tournament Info: The 50th edition of the Nitto ATP Finals culminates another brilliant tennis year which featured breathtaking tennis, new records, and emergence of future stars. Since the inaugural ATP Finals took place in Tokyo in 1970, the season-ending event has moved around to some of the biggest cities in the world, including the four cities that play host to the four Grand Slams: Paris (1971), Melbourne (1974), New York (1977 – 1989), and since 2009, London.
Eight of tennis’ elite superstars will once again compete in the most prestigious tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slams and there will no shortage of quality as early as Day 1 when two of the gladiators in the men’s game grace us with their presence.
|2019 Nitto ATP Groups|
|Andre Agassiy||Björn Borg|
|Rafael Nadal (1)||Novak Djokovic (2)|
|Daniil Medvedev (4)||Roger Federer (3)|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas (6)||Dominic Thiem (5)|
|Alexander Zverev (7)||Matteo Berrettini (8)|
|2019 Nitto ATP Finals Betting Tips|
The ATP Finals begins with the eight players being split into two groups of four. The group phase of the tournament is a round-robin format, where each player in the group plays against the other three players in best-of-three-set matches. The winner and runner-up from each group advance to the semi-finals. From here the tournament becomes a straight knock-out event, with the semi-finals line-up being the winner of each group taking on the runner-up from the other group.
Rafael Nadal enters the tournament as the top seed this week, although he appears to be facing a race against time to be fit for these Finals. Nadal had to pull out ahead of his semi-final at the Paris Masters last week due to an abdominal injury that he still appears to be carrying. The serve is what’s greatly affected when a player has an abdominal injury, and so it’ll be interesting to see if Nadal does in fact withdraw before his opening match. However, if he is fit enough to compete then he’s undoubtedly one of the players to beat. The Spaniard is on a 14-match winning run right now, while he’s 4-0 on indoor hard courts this season. Nadal also finds himself locked in a battle with Novak Djokovic to finish the season as the year end number one, and so every win he picks up this week could be crucial.
Roger Federer has had another solid season, but he’ll be looking to end it by winning what would be his biggest title of the season. The Swiss ace has won four titles so far this year, including his 100th ATP title at the Dubai Tennis Championships back in February. Federer also won the Miami Masters earlier in the year, while he won his 10th titles at both the Halle Open and the Swiss Indoors.
Novak Djokovic lost his number one ranking to Rafael Nadal this past week, and he’ll be eager to return to the summit of the men’s game. Djokovic currently finds himself 640 points behind Nadal in the rankings, but he knows that with Rafael Nadal’s current injury problems, a good run this week will likely see him end the season as the year-end number one for the record-equalling 6th time. The world number two will also be looking to tie Roger Federer’s record of 6 ATP Finals titles, and he’s playing well enough to do so.
Daniil Medvedev has had a terrific season so far, and the Russian ace will be looking to end the year as the new world number three. Medvedev enjoyed a terrific run of form during the latter half of the summer, where he reached six successive finals. The 4th seed won three titles in that period, including back-to-back Masters titles in Cincinnati and Shanghai. The Russian ace also reached his maiden grand slam final at the US Open, where he was just edged out in a five-set epic against Rafael Nadal.
Dominic Thiem has had another good year, and the Austrian ace has particularly improved his game on the hard courts this season. The world number five has won an ATP Tour high five titles this season, including his maiden Masters title earlier at Indian Wells. Thiem has won three titles in all on hard courts this season, including two over the last couple of months. The 5th seed, who also reached a 2nd French Open final this season, has won 13 of his last 15 matches coming into this year’s tournament. Thiem is also one of just three players, along with Nadal and Djokovic, to have a winning record against the field this week.
Greek ace Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of three players who will be making their debut this year, and he’ll be looking to impress. Tsitsipas started the season in fantastic form by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, while he also rediscovered some of his best tennis over the last couple of months. Tsitsipas has won a couple of titles this season, while he’s coming into these Finals having reached the semi-final or better at 3 of his last 4 tournaments.
Defending champion Alexander Zverev has had a disappointing season by his standards, and he comes into these Finals having won just one singles title this season. Zverev, who beat both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer en route to winning this title twelve months ago, has had to deal with stuff off of the court as well as having issues on it. The former world number three has had massive problems with his serve this year, but he has been playing his best stuff of the year over the last couple of months. Zverev reached the Shanghai Masters final a few weeks ago, while he also reached the China Open semi-finals the week prior.
Matteo Berrettini claimed the finals spot at the 2019 ATP Finals. The Italian ace has had a fantastic season, and a strong end to the year saw him edge out Roberto Bautista-Agut and Gael Monfils for the final spot this week. Berrettini has won two titles so far this year, in Budapest and Stuttgart, while he also reached a maiden grand slam semi-final at the US Open.
|The Pick: #5 Dominic Thiem (AUT) +800|
2019 Nitto ATP Betting Odds
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