Tour Finals London, Great Britain Betting Tips
Find our complete analysis on the 2020 ATP World Tour Finals taking place in London from Sunday November 15 to 22 with the predictions, best betting tips and odds for this event.
ATP Season Reaches Dramatic Conclusion
It's been a stop go kind of season this year on the ATP circuit. There have still been some exciting tournaments played, all seeing players earning points as they bid to make it to these tour finais in London. The past two years have seen some surprising results with wins for Alexander Zverev in 2018 and Stefanos Tsitsipas last year. Will there be another shock or will Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal be the winners? With $5.7m in prize money, this is a real money-spinner (aka perk) for the players who have earned the most points this year. 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.
History of the Tournament
The event was first staged in 1970 when Stan Smith was the winner. He actually helped with the draw for this year's tournament. 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.
- 2019 - Stefanos Tsitsipas
- 2018 - Alexander Zverev
- 2017 - Grigor Dmitrov
- 2016 - Andy Murray
- 2012-15 - Novak Djokovic
- 2010-11 - Roger Federer
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 the only other players in this tournament that has won the title are defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev. Yes, Rafael Nadal has never won this tournament.
Current Odds to win the title
- Novak Djokovic 6/4 - five time winner, knocked out in round-robin stage last year, only time in last seven years he hasn't made the final.
- Daniil Medvedv - 5/1 - Only second appearance in tour finals, competed last year but lost all three games.
- Rafaek Nadal - 5/1 - Never won this title, runner-up in 2010 and 2013, missed four of the last eight events.
- Dominic Thiem 15/2 - Lost in the final last year but knocked out at round-robin stage in previous three appearances.
- Alexander Zverev 7/1 - 2018 winner and semi-finalist last year,
- Andrey Rublev - 10/1 - first appearance.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas - 12/1 - Won the title last year, his first time in the tournament.
- Diego Schwartzman - 33/1 - first appearance.
The eight participating players have been drawn into two round-robin groups - the Tokyo 1970 Group and he London 2020 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 22.
There are two reserves who will step in if a player withdraws from the tournament. First reserve is Matteo Berretini and the second is Deninis Shapovalov.
The Tokyo 1970 Group
The four players in this group are: Novak Djokovic, Daniil Mdvedev, Alexander Zverev and Diego Schwartzman.
The London 2020 Group
This group comprises of Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipasm, Dominic Thiem and Andrey Rublev.
Djokovic Out to Equal Record
Currently ranked number one in the world and has lost only three of 42 matches this year and one of those was by default. He has won this title on five previous occcasions, including four wins in a row between 2012 and 2015. His other win was back in 2008. A win will see him equal the record of six wins held by Roger Federer who misses this year's eventd due to injury.
Last year saw him go out in the round-robin stage of this tournament, that's only the second time in the past eight years he hasn't at least reached the final. Recent form has seen him lose to Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open, and then to Lorenzo Sonego in the Vienna quarter finals. He has won four singles titles and the ATP Cup in 2020.
Can Zverev Make another Final?
Alexander Zverev arrives in London after reaching the final in the last three tournaments he has played in. The German won both of the events held in Cologne (including a win over fellow group member Diego Schwartzman) and then lost ro Daniil Medvedev (also in this group) in the Paris Masters final. He won this title back in 2018 beating Roger Federer in the semi-finals and then Novak Djokovic in the final. Last year saw him beat Rafael Nadal in the round-robin stage but lose in the last four to Dominic Thiem. This year has seen improved form in Grand Slam events with a semi-final in Australia and a run to the final of the US Open. He's got a tough group but could well make it to the semi-finals.
Nadal Still Chasing First Title
There are few titles that Rafael Nadal hasn't won on the ATP Tour circuit and two of them are held at this time of the year. Nadal has never won the Paris Masters and lost in the semi-final last week. Nor has he won the ATP Tour Finals, though he has missed four of the last eight held. Usually he's tired after a long hard season, but that's not quite the case this year. He won the French Open in October with two titles won altogether this year, the other being in Acupulco. He has a tough group and as usual we're never quite sure how fit he is.
Dominic Thiem Could be a Danger
Dominic Thiem hasn't always had a good record in this tournament. His first three appearances all ended in exits at the round-robin stage, though he did win three matches. A much better performance was achieved last year with a run to the final. He beat both Djokovic and Federer in his round-robin group, knocked out defending champion Alexander Zverev in the last four but then lost in the final to Stefanos Tsitsipas after taking the first set.
2020 has seen him win his first Grand Slam final, winnning the US Open. His most recent tournament was in Vienna where he was beaten in the quarter finals by Andrey Rublev, who is also in this group.
Stefanos Tsitispas is the defending champion but available at high odds for this year. That might not have been the case a few weeks ago when reaching the final in Hamburg and getting to the French Open semi-finals. Since then though his form has dipped a bit with his most recent tournament seeing him lose to Ugo Humbert in the last sixteen of the Paris Masters. Wlll a return to London inspire him?
Andrey Rublev is in this tournament for the first time in his career. He's in good form at present and is ranked eighth in the world. That's compared to the 14th spot he held in September. Rublev has tournament wins in Hamburg , St Petersburg and Vienna.