Tennis Betting Preview: Impossible to look beyond Roger Federer for the ATP Finals 2017 winner

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Each-way – Marin Cilic @ 14/1 (15.00) with Sportingbet

It would be fair to say that 2017 has been a year like no other in the world of men’s tennis, with few predicting that Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray would be toppled from their long-established place at the summit.

Fewer still would have envisaged that the veteran duo of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would be re-instated at the top of the game in their place, having sharing the season’s four Grand Slam titles between them.

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The ATP Finals are the season-ending event for the eight highest-ranked singles players (and doubles teams) on the 2017 ATP World Tour and is played at the O2 Arena in London from 12th to 19th November 2017.

With so many top players taking part, it’s always a popular event with regards to tennis bets and the online bookies are sure to have plenty of tennis free bets on offer as a result.

The ATP Finals has a round-robin format, with the eight players divided into two groups of four. The eight participants are determined by the ATP Rankings on the Monday after the last ATP World Tour tournament of the calendar year and all singles matches are the best of three tiebreak sets, including the final.

It was only on the Sunday prior to the prestigious end-of-season showcase that the eighth and final qualifier was confirmed, with Jack Sock winning the Paris Masters to pip Pablo Carreno Busta for last coveted spot.

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The 25 year-old Nebraskan will make his first ATP Finals appearance alongside fellow debutants Alexander ZverevGrigor Dimitrov and David Goffin.  The other finalists will be the Nadal and Federer, plus Dominic Thiem and Marin Cilic.

There could yet be a further twist in proceedings, with Rafa Nadal having withdrawn from the Paris Masters due to a knee injury, thus putting in doubt his appearance for the ATP Finals in doing so.  At the very least, it must seriously question the wisdom in backing Nadal when it comes to ATP Finals betting as things stand.

With doubts surrounding Nadal (who has surprisingly never won the event) and Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori already ruled out for one reason or another, it would appear to leave Roger Federer as a strong favourite to claim what would be a seventh ATP Finals title (albeit his first since 2011).  It’s a sign of Federer’s consistency and dominance that he has also finished runner-up in this event on four occasions.

In what is a largely inexperienced field in this tournament, it’s no surprise that the Swiss legend leads the way in the ATP Finals betting, whether or not Nadal participates.  As the only previous winner of the tournament taking part,  he knows what’s required and, of course, London is a city where Federer has had more than his share of success down the years.  In reality it’s difficult to envisage many tennis betting tips on the event backing anyone other than Federer for the title.

Marin Cilic, who lost to Federer in the final at Wimbledon earlier in the year, could be a player to watch as an each-way option (e/w odds available at 1/2 the odds to reach the final with Sportingbet and other bookies).  He also reached the final of the Queen’s Club Championships for a third time, so is another player whose game thrives in the English capital and who should welcome the indoor hard surface.

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