The ATP Tour Finals in London mark the end of the men’s regular season and the only event remaining on the schedule is next week’s Davis Cup final. Ace Betting Club have been providing selections for the season finale but the service will then cease at the end of this week.
However, that does not mean to say there will be no tennis tips next season. Tennis will be one of the sports covered in the Bet Enthusiast service. This new product will be covering a wide variety of sports. There will not be the same amount of coverage with regards tennis but recommendations will be more selective and that can lead to an improved strike rate and profitability.
The Tour finals have gone very much to form during the round robin stages. There have been few major changes in the betting and Novak Djokovic is still the favourite. The group matches have mainly panned out in line with the seedings. At this stage Roger Federer is still in good shape to win this title for the seventh time in his career.
Federer is arguably the best player in the world indoors on hard courts. His chances of winning matches at Wimbledon are always enhanced when the roof is closed. After two matches the Swiss player is yet to drop a set and has won 25 games while conceding 14. He now looks certain to win Group B and play the runner-up from Group A in the semi-finals.
The Davis Cup final is between Spain and Czech Republic, with the latter marginal favourites. Spain will be without Rafael Nadal, not been seen since losing in the second round at Wimbledon in the summer.
There are serious concerns about Nadal’s injury. He was devastated to miss the Olympics and even more than two months before the event begins, his participation in next year’s Australian Open is still in doubt. It would be a blow to the sport if Nadal was forced to retire through injury with several years at the very top of the game still in prospect.
Spain beat Argentina in the final of the Davis Cup last year. However, only world number five David Ferrer survives from last year’s decider. Czech Republic have home advantage as the tie is being played indoors in Prague and that allied to Nadal’s absence makes them worthy favourites and a decent price to win the contest.
The regular golf seasons in Europe and the States are also heading towards their respective winter breaks. This week’s Children’s Network Classic is the last official event on the PGA Tour while the European Tour is now embarking on a key part of the schedule which culminates with the season finale in Dubai later this month.
The World Tour Championship is the final official European Tour event and will determine who wins the Order of Merit. With three events to be held, including this week’s Singapore Open, Rory McIlroy is in great shape to win the Race to Dubai. However, he has committed to playing in the remaining qualifying events so clearly feels it is not yet a case of job done.
After three regular Tour wins and a second major, McIlroy has tied up the US Money List. He is looking to emulate Luke Donald who became the first player to win both titles next year. The Singapore Open is being severely disrupted by rain and lightening and those closest to McIlroy in the Race to Dubai are not as yet in contention.
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