The ATP World Tour Finals is a fantastic event that sees the top eight players in the men’s game come head to head in the event that acts as a fitting finale to the tennis season each year. Whilst Rafa Nadal may be out injured, all the other top players – including, after some frantic final weeks, Andy Murray – are present and this promises to be quite a showdown.
Novak Djokovic will be looking for a third straight title and fourth overall whilst Roger Federer is seeking a seventh crown, with no other previous winners and in fact no other past finalists taking to the courts at the O2 in London.
Coming into this event a lot of the attention has focussed on Andy Murray’s charge to make the top eight and thus qualify. After an indifferent season, largely down to a prolonged recovery from injury, he won three titles in five weeks and then made the quarter finals of the Paris Masters where he lost to Djokovic. That was more than enough to seal his place at the O2, much to the delight of the sponsors and ticket-sellers, but whilst his form is good, fatigue is sure to be an issue.
Over the past few seasons Djokovic has had a stellar record on indoor hard courts and this, along with his clear liking for the event, is why the Serbian world number one is a huge odds-on favourite for outright glory at this year’s World Tour Finals. He can be backed at odds of just 1/7 to win his opening game against Marin Cilic and is priced at 5/6 with BetVictor to retain his crown. Federer is priced at 9/2 with Betfred, with Murray at 13/2 (Coral) and the rest out at 16/1 or more!
Betfred’s offer here focuses not on the tournament betting but instead on the first round of matches taking place on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th of November. If you place a bet of £10 in-play during any of the four matches taking place at odds of 1/2 or more, Betfred will refund your stake as a free bet if it loses. Murray takes on Japan’s Kei Nishikori, Federer plays Milos Raonic, Stanislas Wawrinka faces Tomas Berdych and, as mentioned, Djokovic meets Cilic.
There is plenty of tennis to get stuck into and as long as you place your bet in-play on any of these games and meet the minimum odds of 1/2, Betfred are offering you a risk free bet. If your bet wins, you win and if your bet loses you’ll get a £10 free bet to try again, the free bet being credited on Tuesday and available to use on any event.
If you want an easy few quid you could just back a clear favourite very early on, for example backing Murray to win his match in the first game should be at odds of 1/2 or more (check prior to placement) and would yield a profit of around £5 with very little risk. Alternatively you could opt for an outsider, such as Wawrinka, to win 2-1 in sets and look for a big payday but, again, safe in the knowledge that you have the free bet should you lose.