The top eight players in men’s tennis will be in London this week for the traditional end of season showpiece. The ATP Tour Finals has been hosted by the O2 since 2009 and this year’s favourite has dominated the tournament in recent years.
Novak Djokovic is looking for a fourth straight title in London and, considering his recent form, you’d be a brave person to back against the world number one. Keep reading for our 2015 ATP Tour Finals tennis betting preview.
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So dominant is Novak Djokovic in men’s tennis that the world number one sealed his place at the end of season event in just the second Grand Slam event of the year. By reaching the French Open semi-final the Serb booked his place in London and he has ended the season with more ranking points than Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka combined.
Djokovic’s win in Paris was his 14th consecutive Tour final appearance and he has won ten titles in 2015 including three Grand Slams and five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.
The Serb is also a four time champion at this event and has won the last three tournaments at the O2. He’s by some distance the best player in the game right now and a worthy 1/2 favourite.
Over the last few months Djokovic’s biggest rival has been Andy Murray. While the Scot has found it difficult to beat the world number one – he lost again in the Paris final – he has finished the season as the world’s number two ranked player.
However, with the Davis Cup final just around the corner, Murray’s mind may not be completely on the O2 event. He has never reached the final at this tournament and admitted that he will be practising on clay in London in preparation for the showdown against the Belgians in late November.
Any injury sustained in the transition from clay to hard courts could end the Scot’s involvement early and so there isn’t a lot of value in the 10/1 available.
If Rafael Nadal doesn’t win this event it will be the first time since 2004 that the Spaniard hasn’t won a major title. Despite a mediocre 2015, Nadal’s form has been improving in recent weeks and he arrived in London in relaxed mood.
“I was able to improve during the whole season, especially the last couple of months. I’ve felt that I am playing better and better, I feel that I am enjoying it again, the fact that I am playing my style and I am able to play a little bit more aggressive game because I am in control of my emotions.”
Nadal has never won at the O2 but looks good each-way value at 29/2.
It’s never a good idea to rule out Roger Federer at this tournament. The Swiss player has won the title more than anyone else in tennis history and will be looking to reach his tenth final this year.
The world number three has been playing well in recent months and with such an impressive record at this event he will attract plenty of support at 7/2.
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He may have been one of the final players to secure his place at the end of season event but there could be some value in backing the tournament’s rank outsider. David Ferrer has won five ATP titles in 2015 and has reached the season finale for the seventh time in nine years.
The 33 year old has an 8-11 win/loss record at this event but has reached the final and could surprise one or two players this week. He won the title in Vienna a couple of weeks ago and in an unpredictable event the Spaniard could be great each-way value at 53/1.
Stan Wawrinka has reached the last four on his two previous appearances at the Tour Finals and the French Open champion could also go well at 12/1. Tomas Berdych has been knocked out in the round robin stages on four of five previous visits and looks unlikely to offer much value at 23/1 while Kei Nishikori reached the last four on his debut last year and can be backed at 22/1.
Odds are provided at time of writing, please check your betslip to confirm they have not changed before betting.