ATP World Tour Finals 2018 Odds
Who will win the ATP World Tour Finals 2018?
The 2017 season is already behind us and 2018 is knocking on our door. There are so many excitements waiting for us and I can already imagine all the headlines and storylines on the men’s tour. So let’s start from the beginning.
The main topic for the new 2018 is called ‘the return of Novak Djokovic’. The former no.1 has made a long break due to elbow injury and finished the season the 12th place on the ATP rang list. He hasn’t played since having to retire hurt against Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon, and finally he is expected to be back for the Abu Dhabi exhibition tour. Novak Djokovic believes trying to win a fourth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title in Abu Dhabi is the ideal platform for him to kick start his return to tennis after six months out with injury. Djokovic has never lost a match on court in Abu Dhabi from his previous four appearances at the event and has 3 championships there. Andre Agassi who is his coach said that Djokovic could be better than ever in the new 2018. But the main question is if he will be able to return to his past form, that’s something every tennis fan wants to see.
So what should we expect? The first stop is Australian Open, and not only for Novak Djokovic. This brings us to the other 3 members of the top Big 4 – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. There weren’t too many people who believed that Federer and Nadal would split the 4 Grand Slam titles in the past season. The popular ‘Fedex’ won the Australian Open 2017 and Wimbledon 2017, ‘leaving’ the French Open 2017 and U.S. Open 2017 to his lifetime rival Rafa Nadal. For sure they want to maintain their form in the new season, but can they continue this way? Can Fedex defend ‘his land’? Or can Djokovic come for glory after long time? For sure there are not many of us who can answer this question without a mistake now, but I can definitely see Djokovic taking the glory here. Depending on the Abu Dhabi outcome and according to his past successes on his ‘favourite tour’ as he has said many times, if he can return his form he is the one here. And what a comeback this would be. Sorry for you Rafa fans, but with some injuries lately and his bad appearances on Australian Open in the past years, it would be a surprise seeing him on the top at the end of this tour. Of course, I wouldn’t exclude this as an option when it comes to him, but I see Federer as a main competitor to Djokovic at the start of this new season. A chance from the background can also expect Murray, Wawrinka, Dimitrov and even Zverev.
Wait, who? Yes yes, you are reading right. The new season can bring a brand new Grand Slam champion, the popular youngster is seriously pretending for the top after taking two titles at Rome and Rogers Cup in Montreal in the 2017 season. If his success extends to one of the grandest 4 torunaments no one should be surprised. Speaking of young players, the Masters 1000 level can make us smile in the new season adding a variety to it’s champions in the face of Domenic Thiem, Jack Sock or especially Denis Shapovalov who also had a brilliant 2017 season.
As I said before, this new season is all about excitements. Some old and some new faces coming up on the show and I can’t wait for the new episode. Let’s start for once!