Rafa Nadal wins Group A and Novak Djokovic tops Group B at ATP Finals
Rafa Nadal claimed the top spot in the group after defeating Tomas Berdych in three sets and will now advance to the semi-finals for the ATP World Tour Finals. The chance to see another Nadal-Djokovic final remains possible and while most fans are eager for the two legends to battle it out on the court for the trophy, there are some matches still left to be played.
Stanislas Wawrinka has been performing the best he ever did in his career over the past ten months and is now looking to take it one step further after advancing from Group A. The 28-year-old Swiss player defeated David Ferrer on Friday on his way to the semis and will now face Novak Djokovic (the winner of group B) in the last four. When the US Open took place earlier this year, Wawrinka was No. 17 in the world and he made the semis.
After a great few months, he is now No. 7 and has 18/1 odds to win the whole thing according to the leading online bookmakers. Wawrinka still had a little sweat after finishing his game since he needed Nadal to defeat Thomas Berdych in order to advance to the semis. The No. 1 ranked Spaniard already had secured his spot in the semi-finals but didn’t slow down in his last round-robin match to finish the group stage undefeated.
Wawrinka’s talent is well known in the sport and his decision to appoint Magnus Norman as his coach earlier this year paid off after just a few months. With more confidence in himself, Wawrinka defeated Ferrer in Oeiras to win a tournament and then made the finals at the Madrid Masters. Having beaten big names such as Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray this year, he is now just one step away from making another major final. Juan Martin del Potro will play against Roger Federer on Saturday and the winner will face Nadal in the semifinals.
ATP World Tour Finals betting odds
Del Potro is the favorite to win the match against Federer at 10/13 odds while betting on the underdog will land you even money. Betonline Sports Betting offers various options for the matches, including juicy lines and quite a few prop bets. Djokovic will play Richard Gasquet on Saturday, with the Serbian player being a clear favorite over the Frenchman.
Online bookmakers are giving Gasquet 9/1 odds to claim a victory tonight while Djokovic has 1/20 to win. Right now, Novak Djokovic is the favorite to win the ATP World Tour Finals outright at 4/5 odds. This would mean defeating Wawrinka after his match against Gasquet and then taking on the winner of the other semifinal. Rafael Nadal is second on the list, with 7/4 odds to claim another title and increase his lead in the world rankings.
Juan Martin Del Potro remains in the race with 9/1 odds, while Federer’s small comeback has not yet won the hearts of bookmakers around the world, and his odds to win the tournament remain pretty slim at 12/1. Despite winning six championship titles, Federer has not been performing as well as he used to in his younger days, but he remains a contender after making it to the finals in Basle and having a semifinal appearance at the Masters in Paris a few days ago.
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