The 2017 edition of ATP World Tour Finals will be underway shortly so Tennis Tips UK take a look ahead to the event and markets that potentially present value from a betting perspective. Men’s tennis can be summarised in a single word currently – injuries. Former world number one Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic with both be absent and that’s just the start of a long list of those who will miss the action.
Bookmaker Favourite: Roger Federer
Given his overall performance level this year it’s no surprise to see the Swiss maestro priced as a clear favourite by most leading bookmakers. The current price ranges from 1/1 (2.00) to 5/4 (2.25) but for high odds Tennis Tips UK recommend members bet on tennis online at William Hill. The main reason behind his pricing as a favourite is the court surface. The finals are played on indoor hard courts which play fast putting the likes of Rafael Nadal at a disadvantage (who prefer slower surfaces such as clay) and favouring Federer and numerous others in the draw.
Full List of Competitors:
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov has already collected enough ranking points to qualify for the finals but the final spots are still up for grabs and will be decided by the action at ATP Paris event starting in late October and running into early November.
David Goffin is a name that stands out. He has a superb indoor hard court record and is currently available at a huge price of 40/1 at some bookmakers. The only issue is he must first make it to the semifinals in Paris and then be able to perform against the very best in a unique setting and atmosphere (reminiscent of a concern gig)
Value Bets for the ATP World Tour Finals 2017
Roger Federer is a fully justified favourite but at such small odds it’s not worth the risk based on the opinions of the Tennis Tips UK trading team. Rafael Nadal may not love the surface and court speed but he is a great competitor and will thrive in the environment as the great competitor that he is.
The aforementioned David Goffin appeals at such huge odds. There are lots of risks for example he may fail to qualify but the payout is significant and consequently warrants the liability. Marin Cilic is another player who can deliver against the very best as a Grand Slam Winner (defeating Federer on route at the US Open)
His results have failed to impress over recent months but he has a solid game and certainly the ability to deliver in a large event. Odds currently available range from 7/1 (8.00) – 9/1 (10.00). Perhaps worth a small stake.
Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem have gone from ‘young guns with a bright future’ to fully established title winning players. Both can compete well on indoor hard courts but this will be preferred by the German Zverev.
1.) David Goffin @ 40/1
2.) Alexander Zverev @ 10/1
3.) Marin Cilic @ 9/1 (10.00)
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