ATP Toronto Rogers Cup Tennis Betting Info
With the Olympic Tennis tournament done and dusted, with a wonderful home soil win for Britain’s Andy Murray over Roger Federer, three of the four semi finalists will be straight back in action this week at the Rogers Cup. So it is off to Canada for the next leg of the ATP Tour and this is the sixth of nine World Tour Masters 1000 events on the calendar. In total, seven of the current world top ten are going to be competing at the Rexall Centre. So it is going to be an interesting week ahead to see if anyone is going to have any Olympic hangovers. The last five World Tour Masters 1000 events have been won by either Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal.
ATP Toronto Rogers Cup Tennis Betting Favourite and Defending Champion
Novak Djokovic is the defending champion of the Rogers Cup and he is back gunning for the defence of his title after surprisingly missing out on an Olympic medal. The Serbian was looking in good shape until he lost a thriller in the semi final against Andy Murray. There was a high level of ball retrieval between the two players, but Murray just had the edge on the day with some flawless tennis. Then Djokovic missed out in the bronze medal match as well, going down against big serving Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro. So if anyone in this Toronto field needs a bounce back performance this week it is going to be Novak Djokovic. He does go as number one seed with a 17-3 record at the event, and he is a two time winner here. There have been only two titles during 2012 for Djokovic, but he will look forward to getting back on the hard court. Novak Djokovic, who is probably going to be the hungriest man in the field. He is trading as 2/1 favourite with online bookmaker Bet365 this week.
Andy Murray. Will he have the Olympic hangover. What a week it was for him back at Wimbledon. He is going to be the biggest threat to Djokovic in Toronto and while the gold medal should really propel his career forward now in that search for the elusive Grand Slam title, he could be excused for not going all the way here. It was an emotional high for him in taking the gold, so it is going to be tough to pick himself back up to competitive level. A certain degree of weight of expectation must be off his shoulders. Murray goes as second seed in tennis betting this week and he has good form at the event as well. He lifted the title in 2009 and 2010 and is on the opposite end of the draw to Djokovic, so those two coming together will be the projected final. Murray has Canadian star Milos Raonic and John Isner in his quarter, with last year’s losing finalist Mardy Fish and Tomas Berdych possible semi final opponents. A good chance to build on his Olympic success but trading at 3/1 with online bookmaker Bet365.
Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga will bring his busy, competitive game to Toronto. Tsonga is in the top half of the draw, which suggests that he will have to get past Novak Djokovic at the semi final stage. Tsonga lost out in straight sets against Djokovic at the London Olympics, as he was outclassed and overpowered by a dominant Djokovic. The Frenchman has the ability to raise his game on occasion and really push the big four hard. Sadly it doesn’t happen often enough and how easily he was brushed aside by Djokovic at Wimbledon suggests that he won’t go all the way. An outside shot.
Juan Martin del Potro will have had mixed emotions walking away from the London 2012 Olympic Games with a bronze medal around his neck. The powerful Argentinian was involved in the longest ever Olympic match against Roger Federer in the semi finals. The final set just went on and on and on, and all credit to Del Potro who really was looking to take the game to Federer, but just couldn’t convert his chances against the world number one. The former US Open champion looked good though and although it was a disappointing manner in which to go out after such an epic match, he should take heart that he punched pound for pound with the best in the world. Del Potro goes in Djokovic’s quarter and a meeting between those two this week would truly be fascinating
Best Outside Bet
Canada’s own Milos Raonic, the youngster with the monster serve. When Raonic gets his power game going, he is pretty hard to stop. Some of the big names in the world have found that out already this season. Has only been seeded sixteenth, which puts him on course for a quarter final match with Andy Murray, which means that if Murray is still celebrating his Olympic win and isn’t focused, then Raonic will be the biggest benefactor. Raonic has two tour titles this year.
Latest ATP Toronto Rogers Cup Tennis Betting Prices at Online Bookmaker Bet365
Novak Djokovic 2/1, Andy Murray 3/1, Jo Wilfried Tsonga 7/1, Milos Raonic 7/1, Juan Martin del Potro 8/1, Tomas Berdych 10/1
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