Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the ATP sæsonfinalen, who sits in the walk on Sunday, but already in the initial group stage will he battle to the line, when he was clashing with Roger Federer. The two fought, as all tennisentusiaster remember, an already legendary Wimbledon final in the summer, which was right up until the fifth set, before Novak Djokovic after four hours and 55 minutes could be declare as the winner after tiebreak and 13-12 in the final set.
Djokovic and Federer are of course big favorites to move on from the Björn Borg group, where the other two participants are Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini, just as they are favorites to meet again in the finals. While there are odds 2.15 on Djokovic as the winner, there is 4.25 on Federer.
- It will in many ways be a beautiful end of year, if Djokovic and Federer again shall meet, and right now we assess that it is also the most realistic scenario. They look simply the strongest out, and seedningen that means that they can't meet in the semi-final, says Per Marxen from Unibet.
In the second group, named after the legend Andre Agassi, we find topseedede Rafael Nadal, who has qualified for 15. time to sæsonfinalen, but funnily enough have never managed to win just one title.
In the year he enters in the tournament for as late as last week to have withdrawn from the semifinals of the Paris Masters with an injury. Even though a scan has shown that there was a serious injury, it is obviously not the optimal preparation for the final, and according to Unibet is he also ’only’ number four in considered the favorite. Daniil Medvedev sneaks just into third at odds of 5, while Nadal gives 5.50.
The two is also in group with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
Djokovic has won the tournament five times, Federer's six, so of course they are favorites to do it again, but Djokovic has not won since 2015 and Federer should be completely back to 2011 to find his last title, while Nadal as ovennævnt not have won that, so what the betting is concerned, there is good reason to look for a surprise.
Daniil Medvedev is the season's most winning player and was only a mulehår from stealing the US Open-the throne from Rafa Nadal. He won the subsequent both titles in Russia and Beijing without having to give set. He knows he can play straight up with Nadal, he has a superior history against Tsitsipas and curly for recent Zverev together in a finale.
He is an excellent bet for a win. It can be insurmountable to move on from a group that includes Federer and Djokovic, but Dominic Thiem is actually the player with the most wins since the US Open and two titles, both on hard court like indoor.
He has beaten Federer in four of their last five mutual meetings, two in 2019, and he goes forth from the group, he meets, for example, Nadal or Medvedev, which he both defeated in the year. There was no one who had Grigor Dimitrov as the winner in 2017. There is no one who has Thiem as the winner. Dimitrov was crashing through.
I find the odds on Thiem in his current form is worth throwing a stick for.
Nitto ATP Finals Sunday 15.00
Daniil Medvedev wins the tournament odds 6.00 bet365
Dominic Thiem wins the tournament odds 18.00 Unibet