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15th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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It is the ATP World Tour Finals starting on Sunday from the O2 in London and Novak Djokovic is looking to make it three titles in a row at the event and he goes off as strong 1/2 odds on favourite with online betting site Unibet.
Djokovic and Andy Murray have been kept apart in the draw for the pool stage so there is a big possibility of a Djokovic/Murray final which is trading at a price of 7/1. While Novak Djokovic does have to go against Roger Federer in Group A that’s not necessarily a great thing for Murray because it means that the Scot will likely have to face one of those two in a tough semi final.
Federer has taken a fair bit of fancy to be the one to upset Djokovic’s dominance because Murray has been focusing on clay court practice ahead of Great Britain’s Davis Cup Final against Belgium later this month. Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer join Murray in Group B while Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori makes up the round-robin numbers with Djokovic and Federer in Group A. Online betting site Unibet have rolled out an ATP World Tour Finals promotion for their customers.
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9th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The final line-up is set for the ATP World Tour Finals to be contested again in London at the O2 Arena. Once again it will be a star-studded tournament with all to the world’s top eight taking part at the event. It is the final tournament of the calendar year before players go off to get some winter rest and preparations ahead of an early January 2016 season start. Novak Djokovic has dominated the tournament in the last few years and the World Number One looks primed to win again.
Djokovic just became the first man ever to win six ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in a single season after beating out Andy Murray in Paris recently. That put the Serbian at 27-4 against top ten opponents this year as he collected his 26th Masters 1000 title of his career. Little surprise that Djokovic then goes as 4/7 favourite in the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals edition.
Going into the 2015 edition of the ATP World Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic takes a 78-5 match record for the season with them, with Andy Murray second at 68-12 then Roger Federer 59/10. Djokovic carries a career head to head lead over all the other contestants in this year’s final, except for against Roger Federer where the head to head is 21-21.
2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Outright Winner Odds
Novak Djokovic 4/7, Roger Federer 4/1, Andy Murray 10/1, Stan Wawrinka 12/1, Rafael Nadal 14/1, Kei Nishikori 25/1, Tomas Berdych 25/1, David Ferrer 50/1
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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Event Details
The finals were first contested all the way back in 1970 when it was hosted in Tokyo. It wasn’t until 20 years later that the ATP took over the tournament and basing qualification for the event of world ranking points. Qualification for the event has changed over the year and in 2009 the tournament was reconfigured and renamed to become the ATP World Tour Finals as we all know it to be today.
The O2 in London was booked to host the tournament to run for the first five years of the event, but the tournament was so popular and that it was extended for another two years in England’s capital. Being a highly regarded tournament, because only good performances in the top events across the course of the regular season gets a player into one of the eight spots at the finals, it is an extremely prestigious title to win.
Both a singles competition and a doubles competition run side by side, now, whereas they used to be played over separate weeks. The tournament is an indoors event and the most famous and most important one on the tennis calendar year.
The format of the ATP World Tour Finals is a round-robin first stage with the eight players split over two groups of four. Each player faces the others in their group once and the top two from each group goes through to the semifinals which are a straight knock-out.
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Event History and Previous Winners
Some big names have gotten their hands on the title (in its different formats of the Masters Grand Prix, the ATP Tour World Championships, Tennis Masters Cup and now the ATP World Tour Finals). The very first editions was won by American Stan Smith in 1970, beating out Australian legend Rod Laver in the final. Smith reached the final in the next two years but lost out on both occasions to Illie Nastase, the Romanian great claiming the title four times during his illustrious career.
John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl dominated things between 1978 and 1987 when the event was held in New York. McEnroe claimed the title three times, Borg twice and Ivan Lendl five times during a ten-year spell, a fantastically competitive era of men’s tennis. Then Boris Becker broke on the scene and won the first of his three titles after having lost two finals to Lendl previously in the mid-eighties.
When the tournament switched to the ATP Tour World Championship in the nineties, it was a continuous battle pretty much between Pete Sampras and Boris Becker. Sampras picked up the title five times between 1991 and 1999, with Becker getting in on the action twice. Then in 2003 when the event was known as the Tennis Masters Cup, for the first time in his career Roger Federer landed the title, beating Andre Agassi in straight sets. The Swiss legend would go on to claim the title six times in total between 2003 and 2011 making him the most successful player ever at the event.
Reaching the current standing in the ATP World Tour finals, it is Novak Djokovic who is command of everything. The Serbian won the title for the first time in 2008 and then claimed it three times in a row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, putting him second on the list of most titles with Ilie Nastase, with only Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Federer ahead of him.
Records and Stats
Roger Federer holds the most wins at the event (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011) and reached the final on three other occasion. In the doubles event, John McEnroe and fellow American Peter Fleming hold the record for the most titles, having won it seven times together. The famed American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan are currently sat on four ATP World Tour Finals Doubles titles.
Roger Federer has shown up in the most finals (9) while Ivan Lendl holds the record for the most consecutive ATP World Tour Finals appearances, getting there nine times in a row remarkably between 1980 and 1988. Roger Federer’s appearance in 2015 makes him the player with the most appearances in the tournament while Federer is one of nine players to have won the tournament undefeated. Both he and Lendl won five of their ATP World Tour Finals titles undefeated.
Popular Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Betting Markets
There’re plenty of great matches to come and, of course, your ATP World Tour Finals 2015 betting starts with the outright market. For anyone to cause Djokovic an upset, you are going to be paid out handsomely with odds. The player who can avoid the Serbian in the semi-final stage will, therefore, have the best shot at taking him down. That just leaves Roger Federer and Andy Murray as genuine title contenders behind the world number one.
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2nd November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It is the final change for some big honours during the regular season on the ATP Tour. It is the final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the season and this time around there is only the famous title up for grabs, as there are no places left to be earned at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals as well. Novak Djokovic,Andy Murray, six-time former winner Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Kei Nishikori have all qualified for the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Novak Djokovic, who has now spent the 5th highest amount of weeks during his career as World Number One is favourite for the Paris title. That’s not too surprising giving that he has won the last two editions of the event and three times in his career. He simply hasn’t stopped winning recently, having claimed the title in each of his last three events entered (UP Open, China Open and the Shanghai Rolex Masters) having beaten Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray respectively on the way to those respective titles.
There’s no touching him at the moment and Djokovic is 4/6 to win the event for the third time on the bounce. Roger Federer, who beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the Swiss Indoors on the weekend over three sets goes as second-favourite at a price of 7/1. Murray made a run to the semi-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Master where he was demolished by Novak Djokovic.
This is a tough part of the season for Murray as he seems intent on worrying about the Davis Cup Final for Great Britain at the end of the month on clay. That means that he is probably not 100% focused on the hard courts right now. He is on the opposite side of the draw to Djokovic though and therefore could meet Federer at the semi final stage.
BNP Paris Masters Betting Odds
Novak Djokovic 4/6, Roger Federer 7/1, Andy Murray 14/1, Stan Wawrinka 14/1, Rafael Nadal 18/1, Kei Nishikori 20/1, Tomas Berdych 33/1, 50/1 bar
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29th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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25th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The US Open, the fourth and final tennis Grand Slam of the season has been made just a little bit more interesting now that Novak Djokovic has lost the final of the last two ATP World Tour Masters 1000, going down against Andy Murray in the Rogers Cup and then Roger Federer in Cincinnati. So a little bit of vulnerability there from the World Number One Which will give tennis punters a bit of hope of cashing in on some value in US Open 2015 tennis betting.
It is a big three at the moment in the game, with Rafael Nadal nowhere near Grand Slam winning form at the moment. So that leaves a big three way battle between Djokovic, Murray and Federer but that was supposed to have been the story last season but 100/1 pre-tournament shot Marin Cilic came through to land the title against Kei Nishikori. No, not one one of the big guns made it to the final which was a shocker.
Novak Djokovic – 5/4
You still really can’t argue with the form of Novak Djokovic at the moment. It’s pretty immense because of the last ten tournaments which he has entered, he has made it through to the final of each of them. He was unstoppable over the course of most of the season but including his French Open final defeat against Stan Wawrinka, he has lost three of his last four finals. That’s unheard of from Djokovic and he hasn’t won the US Open since 2011. Not quite at his best right now, but should still be a lock for the final four.
Roger Federer – 5/1
Federer was brilliant last week in Cincinnati. Along with getting the better of Novak Djokovic in the final, the Swiss legend went through the entire tournament without dropping a single set. He can still produce at the highest level as he went past Murray in the semi finals in Cinci too. Belief in another Grand Slam will have been revived by a place in the final of Wimbledon recently. He has been in the final of his last three hard court events and of course is a five time US Open champion.
Andy Murray – 7/2
Murray has been in great nick on the North American hard court swing of the season and should be carrying a lot of confidence through to Flushing Meadows. You never quite know with Murray though and that straight set defeat against Federer in the Cincinnati semi finals may have dented a bit of his confidence after having ended an eight match losing streak against Djokovic in the final of Montreal just the weekend before. Murray has only been in eh final of one Grand Slam since winning Wimbledon 2013 though but has been to at least the semi’s in each of this season’s three slams.
Given Cilic’s win at Flushing Meadows last season where Murray lost out in the quarters and then both Djokovic and Federer bombed in the semi’s it it worth having a look at long priced options as an each way threat in US Open 2015 tennis betting. Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka are the leading contenders at 14/1 and 12/1 respectively with Bet365.
Nishikori who has had a decent month of build up to the tournament is far more likely to get close to reaching the final again that Cilic is, while Wawrinka should be a solid quarter finalists although he was hammered by Djokovic last week. Are we forgetting Rafael Nadal? No. Not forgetting, dismissing. He was pushed out of Cincinnati early and was beaten by Nishikori in Montreal in the last fortnight. Not likely to get close.
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18th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Andy Murray’s victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rogers Cup on the weekend finally added a bit of a drama to the season. Djokovic has pretty much dominated the entire season, winning both Wimbledon and the Australian Open as well as four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events. So it was a big upset that he fell against Andy Murray in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, especially as that was the first time since the 2013 final in Montreal against Murray that Djokovic had suffered a loss against the Brit.
So it shakes up betting on the US Open a little bit, but of course nothing drastically. This is the part of the season where Andy Murray should start coming into his own more and more and start to look stronger and stronger. It was a pretty strong start from him and now he has been moved in to a quote of 3/1 with online betting site Bet Victor to win the 2015 US Open title.
it was against Djokovic that Murray won the 2012 US Open Final, the first Grand Slam title of his career. But Murray hasn’t touched a Grand Slam title since winning Wimbledon 2013, a run of eight title-less Grand Slam appearances and just one appearance in the final of one (the 2015 Australian Open). But the win in Montreal has to have done something grand for his confidence and belief that maybe Novak Djokovic (6/5 favourite to win the US Open) isn’t so infallible as he seems.
Men’s US Open 2015 Betting Odds
Novak Djokovic 6/5, Andy Murray 3/1, Roger Federer 7/1, Stan Wawrinka 12/1, Rafael Nadal 12/1, Kei Nishikori 12/1, Marin Cilic 25/1, 33/1 bar
Of course, Djokovic, the world number one is still the one to beat, despite having won the title only once as well. That was back in 2011 and including that win for the Serbian, there has been a different winner in each of the last four editions of the US Open (Djokovic, Murray, Nadal, Cilic). So that does hint at there being the chance of upsets in this one, although Djokovic has been to the final on four of the last five editions of the event (W1 L3). Roger Federer is a 7/1 quote to land the title, with Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori all around the 12/1 mark, with reigning Champion Marin Cilic at 25/1.
Serena Williams, despite her upset against Belinda Benic in the Rogers Cup recently is the one to beat in the women’s draw. No surprise there. She is a six-time US Open Champion over her long career and needs one more to pull clear of Chris Evert’s six titles as well. Williams has won the last three editions of the US Open and has been in the final in five of the last eight editions. With the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon in her pocket, she currently holds all four Grand Slam titles and is looking to complete a clean sweep of every major in 2015.
Women’s US Open 2015 Betting Odds
Serena Williams 6/5, Victoria Azarenka 7/1, Maria Sharapova 9/1, Simona Help 14/1, Belinda Bencic 20/1, Petra Kvitova 14/1, Garbine Muguruza 25/1, Caroline Wozniacki 25/1, 33/1 bar
Hard to find a genuine opposed to Williams. Victoria Azarenka has lost two of the last three finals against Williams and is a 7/1 quote to get her hands on the title at Flushing Meadows, with Maria Sharapova at 9/1. Simona Halep could have a lot of appeal being such a strong hard court player and she goes as big 14/1 each way value in US Open 2015 betting.
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17th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It is the second week of back to back ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events for men’s tennis betting, as ATP Cincinnati follows straight on from Montreal. Andy Murray finally snapped his losing streak against World NUmber One Novak Djokovic by beating the Serbian in the final of Montreal. That shook things up a bit and offers a hint of excitement among the predictably that Djokovic had laid down in winning the previous four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events he had entered this year.
So now it is straight around to Cincinnati where Murray has been trimmed to a 7/2 price to win there. That puts him as second favourite behind Djokovic in ATP Cincinnati betting, who is up as an 11/10 quote. That was Murray’s fourth title of the year and a positive start in the build up to the US Open of course, which starts on August 31st. It was Murray’s first win over Djokovic since beating the Serbian in the 2013 Montreal final.
Murray and Djokovic would meet again in the final of Cincinnati if they both win through. Djokovic definitely has the easier half of the draw though as Murray, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are all in the bottom half. Djokovic’s biggest opposer in the top half of the draw is Stan Wawrinka, who beat Djokovic in the final of this year’s French Open. But on the hard court, Djokovic is likely to be far too strong over the Swiss player.
Former ATP Western & Southern Open winner Andy Murray goes as 8/11 favourite to win the third quarter of the draw this time out over 7/2 second favourite Marin Cilic. That means that Federer and Nadal are on a collision course for a quarter final clash down in the fourth quarter, which is a great prospect to look forward too. Federer is 8/11 to win the 4th quarter, with Nadal at 11/4.
Federer is the reigning Cincinnati champion after beating David Ferrer in last season’s showcase match. Federer has won the title six times in her career, Rafael Nadal once and Andy Murray twice. Yes, this is a top tier tournament which Novak Djokovic has never managed to win before so after his defeat against Murray on the weekend in Montreal, punters may well consider laying the World Number One again this week in favour of Murray or Federer coming through from the bottom half of the draw.
ATP Cincinnati Tennis Betting Odds
Novak Djokovic 11/10, Andy Murray 89/2, Roger Federer 11/2, Rafael Nadal 12/1, Stan Wawrinka 16/1, 22/1 bar
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10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It may be a tough route to the final of this year’s Roger Cup for Andy Murray, who is a previous winner of the event. Murray could have to get through both Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori to get a shot at winning the trophy. More likely than not, it will be a match against Novak Djokovic waiting in the final for him. Murray is a 9/2 second favourite quote at online betting site Bet Victor to walk off with the Rogers Cup title.
All of the bigs guns (apart from Roger Federer) are out this week, and Murray could pair up with Cilic in the quarter finals before potentially facing Nishikori (who won his 10th career title on the weekend with a triumph at the Citi Open) or former Rogers Cup titlist Rafael Nadal at the semi final stage. Nadal is hanging at a long 14/1 quote, which may have appeal at an each-way price.
This will be just the first match on hard court since back in march, but he has a decent draw here and is likely to make a big quarter final clash with Kei Nishikori. The Spaniard, who has been nowhere near his best this season is a three time winner of the Rogers Cup, and he holds a 7-0 record over Kei Nishikori in their previous meetings. So that projects him to the semi’s to face Murray.
It’s so hard to find anyone to oppose Novak Djokovic in the top half of the draw. He naturally is a short even money quote for success here, and he has the form and history to back up another victory. He has won the Rogers Cup three times before and two of them were in Montreal (2007, 2011) and he holds a 15-2 match record at the event when it has been held in Toronto (it alternates between Toronto and Montreal each year). He goes into the tournament having won 14 of his last 16 matches in the Rogers Cup all round.
With a massive 25-2 hard court record this season so far, six titles in the bag and wins in each of the other four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events which he has entered (Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome) this year, he is going to take some stopping. He even holds an 18-2 match record against top ten players this season. one of those losses did come against Stan Wawrinka (in the Roland Garros final) and those two could clash again in the semi finals.
But Wawrinka has a tough quarter with Wimbledon semi finalist Richard Gasquet and home grown talent Milos Raonic banging around in there. Good looking tournament and firm favouritism has to sit on the shoulders of Novak Djokovic given all that he has done this season in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events. The draw is in his favour and it could just be a case of who will meet him in the showcase match? An Andy Murray/Novak Djokovic wager in the Name The Finalists market is priced at 11/4.
ATP Rogers Cup Odds
Novak Djokovic even money, Andy Murray 9/2, Kei Nishikori 11/1, Stan Wawrinka 12/1, Rafael Nadal 14/1, Milos Raonic 20/1, 33/1 bar
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11th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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Who gets to beat Novak Djokovic? Defeats for the world number one are few and far between and he carried a whopping 41/3 win/loss record into Wimbledon with this this season, having already claimed the Australian Open, the runner-up spot at the French Open and four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in his 2015 collection as well. Remarkable stuff from the Serbian and he is on the hunt to produce a repeat of last season’s Wimbledon final success, which came against the Swiss legend Roger Federer.
Djokovic has won the last two meetings between the two players, and two of the three clashes between them this season. Even though he had some shoulder problems in his semi-final victory against Richard Gasquet, the Serbian still managed to get through in straight sets. He is a class above the rest most of the time, and when he is on top of his game no-one can touch him. He took last season’s Wimbledon title against Federer in five sets and if the match is extended to that again, you would lean towards his fitness and stamina to just outlast the class of Federer.
Federer is looking for his eighth Wimbledon title and loves playing at SW19 more than anywhere else. He is still managing to produce tennis which is above and beyond most of the rest and only had to defend one break point (which he did successfully) against Andy Murray in their semi-final clash. His serve is immaculate on point and has only dropped one service game en route to the final this year. But then he did that last year to reach the final and then got broken four times by Djokovic in the Championship match.
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11th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It’s the big Wimbledon showdown on Sunday, the men’s final and sadly for the home support it won’t include Andy Murray. Roger Federer produced one of the top performances of Wimbledon, arguably in his career, in taking down Murray in the semi-final. His laser-like serve was phenomenal and Murray (one of the best returners in the game) couldn’t even get a whiff of a break of it. Seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer is on the brink of more greatness at SW19 and now meets the world number one for the fourth time this season.
Djokovic saw off the challenge of Richard Gasquet in his semi-final match, despite having called for the trainer on the court a couple of times. Still, he moved through in straight sets, but it was a more difficult match against the Frenchman than many had predicted. This is, of course, a repeat of last season’s Wimbledon final which Djokovic took in that epic five-set victory. Djokovic has won two of the three meetings played this season (all ATP Tour finals) but trails the Swiss 19-20 overall in the head to head between them.
From the twelve previous occasions though they have met in Grand Slam matches, the record stands at 6 wins each and they are tied 1-1 in the final of Grand Slam from their previous two meetings in championship matches. They’ve also played each other just twice before on grass and again, there is parity with things standing at 1-1.
You really couldn’t get a closer head to head between the two players but it is Djokovic who goes as an odds-on favourite the price of 4/5 with Federer at 11/10 to set a record of eight Wimbledon titles. If Federer goes on to win then it would snap a three-year Grand Slam title drought for him. One stat that may edge things towards him is that no-one has managed to win back to back Wimbledon titles since he last did it himself back in 2007.
Federer has won 88 of his 89 service games at this year’s Wimbledon, a remarkable stat and that stands alongside his 88 of 89 that he posted on his run to last year’s Wimbledon final. But then he ran into Djokovic who broke him four times in the Championship match. But this is the place where Roger Federer likes to play more than anywhere else and if he brings that serve again, then he is likely to get very close to earning his 18th Grand Slam title.
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