2012 ATP Barclays World Tour Finals Tennis Betting Odds
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ATP Barclays World Tour Finals Tennis Betting Info
The final eight are ready to take their game to London for the season finale which is the ATP World Tour Finals. After this, the season will close down until early January, but what a mouthwatering line up it looks to be in the capital. The only big name missing from the card is Rafael Nadal who has missed the entire latter portion of the season because of injury. But the other three big guns are there, with the title looking like it is going to be decided between Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. The group of eight are split into two round robin groups with the top two moving ahead to the semi final knock-out stage.
ATP Barclays World Tour Finals Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Roger Federer took the title last season, winning all three of his group matches, including an easy victory over an off-colour Rafael Nadal, before beating Spaniard David Ferrer in the semi final. Federer then went on to meet Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga in the final and took the match in three sets. Federer is going for a remarkable 7th title at the ATP World Tour Finals, winning six of the previous 10 times he has entered. His victory last year in the final was his 70th Tour level trophy earned his career from 100 finals. With him getting back to world number one this season (which he will lose to Novak Djokovic in the new rankings on Monday) and winning six titles this year, including Wimbledon and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, he should there or thereabouts. Federer, the two time defending champion should make it to the semi’s at the very least from a group which looks comfortable for him. Federer is trading at 11/4 with online bookmaker BetVictor
Group A: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Jo Wilfried Tsonga
Group B: Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro, David Ferrer, Janko Tipsarevic
ATP Barclays World Tour Finals Tennis Betting Favourite
Novak Djokovic goes as the favourite for the title and that looks to be about right, although there may not be much to choose between himself, Federer and Murray. The Serbian has ran up five titles this year, including a triumph at the Australian Open Grand Slam. Three of his other titles have been ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events. Djokovic has won two of the last three events that he has entered, beating Tsonga in the final of Beijing and then Andy Murray most recently in the final of Shanghai, where he produced one of his great comebacks. He is just rolling along in great form at the moment, although he suffered a huge shock at the Paris Masters this week, losing in the second round to American Sam Querrey. Expect him to bring his A-game to London though. Djokovic has won the event once before, four years ago when hosted in China, beating Nikolay Davydenko and is trading as 2/1 favourite with online bookmaker Bet Victor this time around.
Andy Murray is the man most likely to be next in with a genuine shout of the title. He has been in the semi finals twice before, back in 2008 and in 2010. He had to retire from the Round Robin stage last season because of injury, but this will be the first time that he has played on British soil since getting his hands on his first Grand Slam title at the US Open a couple of months ago. He will receive a huge home welcome and the crowd will be right behind him, which should serve him well. Murray crashed in a strange Paris Masters this week, just like Djokovic, with the Scot losing against qualifier Jerzy Janowicz in the third round (who went on to reach the final). Murray has won three titles this year, his first season since 2008 without getting his hands on a ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. He beat Roger Federer in the semi finals of Shanghai recently, before losing to Djokovic in the final. Should go well with the support of the crowd. Murray opens against Berdych in Group A.
Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro makes an interesting case with a good bit of form at the end of the season. The big server qualified for the finals for the first time since 2009, and he reached the final back then losing to Nikolay Davydenko. The former US Open Champion has taken four titles this season, importantly in Vienna and Basel, both indoor events, so his game should stand up well. Was another one who didn’t get a head of steam up in the Paris Masters this week losing early on in the tournament. It is probably because of having one eye on the finals and the Argentinian has a good chance of progress here and should qualify with Federer from Group B.
Best Outside Bet
Spaniard David Ferrer is a great price to cause an upset, way out at 22/1 with online bookmaker Bet Victor. After reaching the semi’s of the US Open, he took an indoor title in Valencia Spain, and took out Tsonga in the quarter finals of the Paris Masters this week on his way to the finals. That is a great bit of form and momentum to carry over to London from the scrappy Spaniard. Will never stop working and could easily muscle his way into the semi finals by throwing down a challenge to Del Potro and Roger Federer in Group B.
Latest ATP Barclays World Tour Finals Tennis Betting Prices at Bet Victor
Novak Djokovic 2/1, Andy Murray 9/4, Roger Federer 11/4, Juan Martin Del Potro 9/1, Tomas Berdych 14/1, Jo Wilfried Tsonga 16/1, David Ferrer 22/1, Janko Tipsarevic 50/1
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