The Nitto ATP Finals 2021 is finally here, slated for November 14-21 at Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. It will mark the first time in 12 years that Nitto ATP Finals will be held outside of London, but that doesn’t take away from the excitement the tournament brings.
In this free tennis betting preview, we take a look at the Nitto ATP Finals 2021, provide our analysis of the tournament, check out a few players that are worth keeping an eye on, and provide our thoughts on who is worth betting on, on the ATP Betting odds.
Nitto ATP Finals Expert Analysis | Tennis Betting
Players To Watch
- Novak Djokovic
Djokovic came close to winning the fabled Grand Slam earlier this year, yet he fell at the final hurdle, losing the U.S. Open to Daniil Medvedev. Regardless of his slip-up, the Serbian tennis star still won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon in the same year. This achievement was last reached in 1969, which puts it into a perspective of just how dominant Djokovic has been over this season.
After an extensive break from his disappointing finish in New York, Djokovic returned to Paris, where he won his 37th Masters 1000 title, suggesting that he is in great form to collect the Nitto ATP Finals title as well. That said, Djokovic did not seem that dominant, which makes us believe he might not be the best pick for the tournament, especially as a favorite.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas won this title two years ago, which is great, but it’s hard to make a case for him to repeat the feat this year. The Greek tennis player hasn’t been in the best form of late, and we’re slightly concerned about his physical fitness as well.
He had to quit his last match in Paris at the start of November with an arm injury. After the match, he revealed that it had been a long-term issue for him, so it’s likely he might struggle here as well.
It’s also worth noting that Tsitsipas had been reportedly still feeling pain last week, so he couldn’t have had a good preparation for ATP Nitto Finals.
- Andrey Rublev
Rublev is one of the outsiders we’re excited about. He was excellent here last year, and while he is not entering the ATP Finals with as much momentum as in 2020, he has a fairly easy group to qualify from, which is a positive. And if he can take the chance, making it out just might help him get back in form.
Admittedly, Rublev hasn’t won a single title since March, but he is good enough to cause some damage in the Green Group. Rublev has a perfect record against Ruud, and he has yet to meet Djokovic, so Rublev should have the element of surprise on his side.
- Daniil Medvedev
Looking over to the Red Group, we have Medvedev, who is our main candidate to win the ATP Finals. He has been playing superb tennis over the year, won the U.S Grand Slam, and is the reigning ATP Finals champion.
Beating Djokovic in New York not only denied the Serbian tennis star a chance to complete the Grand Slam, but with it, Medvedev also proved that he could compete – and defeat – the best in the scene. Most of his success is thanks to superb defending, while he has a terrific ability to change between attack and defense thanks to his vast array of shots.
He could struggle against Zverev; however, Medvedev has gotten Zverev’s number of late, having beaten him four times in a row. What’s more, Medvedev is also undefeated against Berrettini, so he should make it out of this group with ease. From there, it’s business as usual for the German, who could easily make the finals and defend his title.