ATP World Tour Finals Betting Guide
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is the last ATP-level tournament of each year. The idea is to bring the eight best players (and the best eight teams in doubles) together and let them play for the “final“ title. Currently, it is played in London. The tournament is played on hard surface, although it was apparently not very quick last year. It is also one of the few tournaments that Rafael Nadal has not been able to win yet. Roger Federer, on the other hand, has six titles to his name. Only two other players (Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl) come close having won five titles each.
It is a very prestigious tournament, although the Grand Slams are still one step above. The quality of play is obviously very high, but there are not that many matches in total. The venue also has a limited capacity, so the tournament mainly attracts only real tennis fans.
The 2012 tournament saw Roger Federer come close to bagging a seventh title, but Novak Djokovic came through a fiercely fought final to claim his second title at The O2 Arena.
Betting fans should know that there is not much form to build on in this tournament. Rafael Nadal, for example, has skipped some tournaments before this one and was still able to reach the final. The surface is certainly important – just look at how poorly David Ferrer, who focuses mainly on clay courts, did in 2011.