ATP Beijing Tennis Winner Odds & Preview

Nadal headlines in Beijing

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Tennis Betting

Only two spots are filled for the ATP Finals through the Race to London and the only two certain to be heading there are Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. So there’s a lot of other points to be made up by players taking part at ATP China this week. Nadal is the star attraction in Beijing this week and he trades as 6/4 favourite at bet365 in the field.

This is the first time that Nadal has been out in competitive action since winning the US Open and he doesn’t have the easiest of draws, probably one of the trickiest he could have gotten for the event with Lucas Pouille (who beat him at the 2016 US OPen) rising star Karen Khachanov could be a potential round of sixteen opponent while the big serving John Isner a potential quarter final opponent.

ATP Beijing Winner Odds

Rafael Nadal 6/4, Alexander Zverev 11/2, Nick Kyrgios 7/, Juan Martin del Potro 11/1, Girgor Dimitrov 11/1, Tomas Berdych 12/1, Roberto Bautista-Agut 14/1, John Isner 14/1, bar 25/1

So tricky work ahead for Nadal, but then, with the season that he has had, he isn’t going to be counted out here. Nadal did turn up last year but was stopped in the quarter finals by Grigor Dimitrov but he did win the event in 2012 and lost two subsequent finals against Novak Djokovic at the event. Given that he avoids the other real front runners at WTA Beijing until a potential meeting with Juan Martin del Potro in the semi finals, Nadal will be backed well.

Del Potro, a wild card entrant, will have a tough opener against third seed Grigor Dimitrov. That early heavyweight clash, along with being in the same half of the draw as Nadal, has left both of them out around the 12/1 mark in the bet365 ATP Beijing tennis betting. Alexander Zverev is the 11/2 second favourite at bet365. Zverez is in the other half of the draw which means that there would only be a meeting between them in the title match if they both get that far. That should be something if it happens. Nadal has won all three previous matches against Zverev, including one at the Australian Open earlier this year.

The German is looking for his sixth tile of the year and he himself has a tricky run too, including a potential showdown against Tomas Berdych in the quarter finals and then Nick Kyrgios in the semi finals. Kyrgios is the 7/1 third favourite for the tournament, only one of three going into the event in single figures. Zverev was on the wrong end of a major upset last week as he was dumped out by sixth seed Damir Dzumhur in the quarter finals.