2018 ATP Finals Betting Predictions, Odds & Free Bets
It is the season-ending event for the highest-ranked male singles players (there is also a doubles event) on the 2018 ATP World Tour.
The eight players have been split into two groups. Group Guga Kuerten contains Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner. Group Lleyton Hewitt features Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori.
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ATP Finals Betting Odds
The ATP Finals tennis betting heavily favours Novak Djokovic, who is the 4/6 favourite with Unibet. Djokovic’s likely main rival for the title, Roger Federer, can be backed at 11/4 with Ladbrokes. There is potential value outside the top two in the betting odds though with 10/1 or bigger every other player…
* Odds are correct at the time of writing
ATP Finals 2018 Tennis Predictions
Novak Djokovic has won this event five times previously and looks the man to beat as he attempts to draw level with record six-time champion Roger Federer. Since the start of Wimbledon 2018, Djokovic has a hugely impressive 31-2 match record, so the formbook certainly points towards him.
The draw looks reasonably favourable to Federer so, given his previous record at the tournament, he certainly has to be a contender for the title yet again.
Zverev has long been identified as the player to step-up and end the domination of established names that have been at the forefront of the men’s game for over a decade now, although he has yet to make his mark in a Grand Slam event. Cilic is always a dangerous customer and the big-serving Anderson and Isner can’t be discounted on the indoor hard courts. Thiem and Nishikori can both beat anyone on their day and are certainly both capable of going beyond the group stage.
It’s difficult to see past Djokovic though, given his recent form (including winning the last two Grand Slams of the year – Wimbledon and US Open) and the fact that he’s won the ATP Finals on those five previous occasions.
Federer might be very much in the twilight of his career, but he’s another who knows his way around this tournament and the reality is that he looks the best bet to face Djokovic in the final.
ATP Finals 2018 Guide
The players in each group play each other once in a round-robin format, with the two best players in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The winner of each group plays the runner-up in the other group, with the two semi-final winners progressing to the final. All matches are played over a best of 3 sets.
Each group includes a first-time participant at the ATP World Tour Finals in the big-serving duo of Isner and Anderson. Nishikori and Isner owe their places in the 2018 ATP Finals to the injury withdrawals of Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal respectively.
ATP Final 2017 Winner
The final of the 2017 ATP Finals featured two players who didn’t qualify for this year’s event, with Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov defeating Belgium’s David Goffin, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3.
It was Dimitrov’s 4th title of the year and 8th of his career. It was his 1st win at the event, which he went into with a negative head-to-head record against all the other competitors other than Goffin. That’s an indication that in a short tournament with a round-robin format for the group stage, tennis predictions don’t always go to form.