The ATP Nitto Finals 2021 enters its third day of action on Wednesday, November 17, with the second round of matches in Green Group. The first round produced a couple of great affairs and even an upset win of Andrey Rublev, who defeated the current no.4, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and we can be sure that round two will be just as exciting.
With today’s free tennis betting previews and predictions, we take a look at two bouts in Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, who will duke it out on Wednesday at Pala Alpitour in Turin. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming matches to place bets on the ATP Betting odds.
ATP Nitto Finals 2021 – Wednesday, November 17 Games Odds | ATP Betting
Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev
- When: Wednesday, November 17
The current no.1 and winner of three Grand Slams in 2021, Novak Djokovic enters his second ATP Nitto Finals 2021 match as a -476 favorite to defeat Andrey Rublev, which makes plenty of sense.
The Serbian tennis star has gotten off to a solid start, picking up a 2-0 win against Ruud on day one, albeit he seemed a bit off in the first set.
Admittedly, Djokovic deserved to win the bout; however, he needed tiebreakers in the first set to edge out a (7-6) win. The second set was much more of what you would expect from the current no.1, as he won 6-2, but his shaky showing in set one is hard to ignore.
Like Djokovic, Rublev won his first match of the tournament when he swept Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-0. The game was relatively close, seeing how the Greek tennis player picked up four in each set, but there is no denying that Rublev was the better player on the day.
As the betting odds would suggest, Djokovic should win this match with ease, but there is one thing to note. Rublev and Djokovic have never met before, which could benefit the outsider.
Rublev is also 48-20 on the year and 3-3 against the top-10 players, which isn’t too shabby. What’s more, he has reached QF in St. Petersburg and SF in San Diego, so he is definitely talented enough to cause some damage.
Rublev to win at least one set is the best bet at the provided ATP betting odds.
Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win one set – +101 at MyBookie
Casper Ruud vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
- When: Wednesday, November 17
Casper Ruud lost to Novak Djokovic on the opening day of ATP Nitto Finals 2021, which is hardly a reason for concern. Ruud entered the match as a +550 underdog, so while he surely hoped to upset the no.1 tennis player, his chances of doing so were slim to none.
That said, Ruud has shown a lot of quality in the first set, forcing a tiebreaker. And even though he came out short, Ruud kept the pace with Djokovic for the most part end even led 4-3 at one point.
Like Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas enters this match with one loss to his name, which he picked up on Monday against Rublev. It was a highly underwhelming performance from the Greek player, who was expected to win, yet he couldn’t deliver and lost 4-6, 4-6.
For this match, we have a player who underperformed on day one and a player who showed a lot of fight against the tournament favorite.
Although one match doesn’t mean much, the opening round has proven that Tsitsipas has weaknesses and that Ruud can compete with the world’s best.
Ruud and Tsitsipas are tied at 1-1 in head-to-head in 2021, suggesting we are in for a close match. However, if we had to pick a side, Ruud is a far more appealing option at +141.
It’s worth noting that while Tsitsipas played poorly on day one, he is also suffering from an arm injury which might have been the key reason why he lost. Either way, Tsitsipas didn’t show enough to warrant a bet at -200.
Prediction: Casper Ruud to win – +141 at MyBookie