Tour Finals London, Great Britain Betting Tips
Find our complete analysis on the 2019 ATP World Tour Finals taking place in London from Sunday November 10 to 17 with the predictions, best betting tips and odds for this event.
ATP Season Reaches Dramatic Conclusion
It's been another hectic year on the ATP circuit and there is a lot more drama yet to come. All year players have been earning points from tournaments held all over the world. Now the top eight (and two reserves) head to the O2 in London for the 2019 ATP World Tour Finals which takes place between Sunday November 10 and 17. The defending champion is Alexander Zverev who caused a massive shock when winning this lucrative tournament last November. If a player wins this title and also won all three of their round-robin matches, they will go home with $2.712m. This is one of the few tournaments where a player can lose a match and still go on to qualify from their group and win the tournament. Our betting experts will be giving plenty of tips for this event, so keep visiting the site to read them.
There's a lot at stake in this event as it will also decide who ends the year as world number one. It's either going to be the current holder of that position, Rafael Nadal or world number two Novak Djokovic. Djokovic needs to at least reach the final to have a chance of reclaiming the top spot he lost this week. If Nadal wins his three group matches and makes the final, he will be guaranteed to end the year as world number one.
History of the Tournament
The event was first staged in 1970 when Stan Smith was the winner. Since that year the tournament has been held at a number of venues around the world including New York City, Stockholm, Melbourne, Frankfurt and since 2009, the 02 in London. After next year the event will move to Milan in Italy for the 2021 tournament and be staged there until 2025. This is an indoor event held on a hard court.
- 2018 - Alexander Zverev
- 2017 - Grigor Dmitrov
- 2016 - Andy Murray
- 2012-15 - Novak Djokovic
- 2010-11 - Roger Federer
- 2009 - Nikolay Davydenko
The most wins in this event is currently shared at six between Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl. Novak Djokovic and Pete Sampras have both had five victories. Aside from Djokovic and Federer, the only other player in this tournament that has won the title is Alexander Zverev. Yes, Rafael Nadal has never won this tournament.
Current Odds to win the title
- Roger Federer 6/4
- Dominic Thiem 9/4
- Stefanos Tsitsipas 9/2
- Rafael Nadal 6/1
- Alexander Zverev 10/1
- Daniil Medvedev 25/1
2 Novak Djokovic - 1/1
3 Roger Federer - 8/1
4 Daniil Medvedev - 9/1
5 Dominic Thiem - 4/1
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas - 8/1
7 Alexander Zverev - 7/1
8 Matteo Berrettini - eliminated
The eight participating players have been drawn into two round-robin groups - the Andre Agassi Group and the Bjorn Borg Group. The four players in each group play each other once and the top two in the group qualify for the semi-finals. The tournament then becomes a standard knock-out event with the winner of each group facing the runner-up in the other. The two semi-final winners meet in the final on Sunday November 17.
There are two reserves who will step in if a player withdraws from the tournament. First reserve is Roberto Bautista Agut and the second is Gael Monfils.
The Bjorn Borg Group
The four players in this group are: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini. The opening matches see Djokovic face Berrettini and Federer take on Thiem. Both matches take place on Sunday November 10 at 2pm and 8pm respectively.
The Andre Agassi Group
This group comprises of Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and the defending champion Alexander Zverev. The first set of matches see Medvedev face Tsitsipas and Nadal take on Zverev on Monday November 11 again 2pm and 8pm respectively.
A lot at stake for Djokovic
A win for Novak Djokovic would lead to plenty of celebrations. It'd see him win this title for the sixth time equalling the record currently held by Federer and Lendl. It could also see him end the year as world number one if it's not Rafael Nadal he beats in the final. Djokovic has had a great year with Grand Slam victories at Wimbledon and the US Open. He comes into this event fresh from his success at the Paris Masters. He hasn't won this event since 2015 but has reached the final in all but one of the last seven years. That was in 2017 when injuries ended his season early and he did not qualify for the event. Last year he lost to Alexander Zverev in the final.
Federer Goes for Record Victory
Could this be the final time we see Roger Federer in this tournament? He'll be 39 by the time the 2020 event takes place though he hasn't mentioned retirement. However, a reduced schedule might see him struggle to qualify next year especially if he had a bad run in the Grand Slams. A win for Federer in this event will be a record seventh one for the Swiss legend. He recently won the Indoor Swiss championship and missed the Paris Masters to concentrate on this event. It's not an easy draw for him with Djokovic to face but he'd love to win this tournament for the first time since 2011 and he can never be ruled out.
Andre Agassi Group
Nadal Chases First Title
There are few titles that Rafael Nadal hasn't won on the ATP Tour circuit. The Spaniard is still waiting to lift this trophy for the first time in his illustrious career. Only twice has he actually made it through to the final and the last of those was six years ago. Injuries have played their part and three times in the past five years Nadal has missed the event. He also withdrew in 2017 and the big question this year is how fit is Rafael Nadal? He reached the semi-finals of the Paris Masters but then pulled out injured. It remains to be seen if he will take his place in this event and if so, last out the weekend. With a world number one spot at stake, he may have to play through his injuries.
Zverev Looks to Repeat Shock Win
Alexander Zverev is one of the most frustrating players in world tennis. He has so much talent and has won plenty of tournaments but rarely does well in Grand Slam events. He came good last year in this event when beating Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Novak Djokovic in the final to lift the trophy. Many thought that might be the start of more success for him but 2019 hasn't quite worked out that way. The best he could manage in the Grand Slam events was a quarter final in Paris. He reached the fourth round in Australia and New York but lost in the first round at Wimbledon. Up against Djokovic and Federer, he has a tough group ahead of him. Might a return to the scene of his greatest success lead to another great week?
Dominic Thiem Could be a Danger
Dominic Thiem doesn't have too many fond memories of this tournament. He has taken part in the event three times and although he has won three matches, Thiem has never made it out of his round-robin group. He reached the final of the French Open this year but didn't make it past the first round of the other three Grand Slam events. He did win at Indian Wells though and has a good record against Roger Federer and Matteo Berrettini. He also won his last match against Novak Djokovic so if in form this week, he could cause some surprises.
Three Debutants Could Cause Problems
There are three players in the tournament who are taking part for the first time. There have been some shock winners in the past couple of years so neither Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini all have the capabiity of causing upsets. Medevev lost in the second round at the Paris Masters but has been winning tournaments in recent months. Stefanos Tsitsipas is another player who has been climbing the rankings as has Matteo Berrettini. They have tough draws but could spring some suprises in the round-robin stage even if not qualifying for the semi-finals.