The Nitto ATP Finals is just on the horizon and a good deal of buzz has already been stirred up around the event. Having been won by the legendary Novak Djokovic last year, the tournament showcases some of the greatest tennis talent in the world. Naturally, this attracts a lot of hopeful wagerers and tennis betting sites looking to make the event a bit more exciting for themselves and use their knowledge to cash in on the outcome. Today, we’re going to look at how the odds might play out for the finals stage coming up between the 12th and the 19th of November, so let’s dive into it.
The ATP Tour is the most significant tennis event in the men’s calendar after the big majors, featuring some of the best players in the game. It was first held in 1970 and the final stages of this year’s tournament are just around the corner. Since 2021 it has been held in Turin, Italy, and this year the competition is as on form as ever.
It’s also, then, one of the biggest wagering events in tennis of the calendar year, so you’re naturally curious about how the odds are going to work. Let’s break down how the odds are formed in tennis and what you need to know about making your wagers.
Wagering on tennis can be as straightforward or as involved as you want it to be. One of the most important things in wagering on any sport is knowledge of that sport, and so you’ve got to have at least some knowledge of the tennis if you want to wager on this event. That can be the more surface level knowledge of the casual fans, and there are ways you can leverage this knowledge to make profitable wagers.
On the other hand, the more in-depth your knowledge of the sport, the more involved and potentially beneficial your wagers can be. You don’t just have to wager on the outcome of a match, or of the tournament—you might wager on the particular score of a game, or on an accumulator of many different results of many different sets and matches.
In general, though, the most important thing to understand about wagering on tennis is the odds involved.
Firstly, it’s important that you are fully confident about precisely how odds work and how best to use them to your advantage. Wagering on tennis is somewhat more niche than other sports, though tennis is still very popular—with over 400 million annual viewers across the world for the Grand Slam alone. You may need to hunt a bit more for the most advantageous odds, then, but more on that shortly.
You want to make wagers on odds that are long enough to provide a significant return if you do win, while not wagering on outcomes with odds so long that the chances of that actually occurring are negligible. The better your knowledge of the tennis, the more informed you can be about the accuracy of a bookmaker’s odds.
With so much competition in the modern wagering world, taking the time to properly compare odds is just as important.
It’s often assumed by wagerers in tennis that you are already getting the best possible odds if you go straight to one of the biggest bookies. While it’s true that odds are usually broadly comparable across the biggest players in the industry, it’s not always the case that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Some bookies in fact make a point of using their own teams of experts and analysts to devise odds for a given event, and so it may be that you can get better odds by searching.
Doing your wagering online, then, is the natural way to go. This way you can easily compare the most advantageous odds on both the outcome of the event but also of the particular markets you might want to wager on. Through mobile apps and browser sites, you can rapidly compare dozens of options to find the best odds for the particular wager you want to make.
It can take time and patience to do this, but the better the odds, the better your chances of bringing home a big win.
If nothing else, then, the final stage of the Nitto tournament will make for fantastic viewing. Some of the biggest names in tennis are going to be competing for the top spot, and it may be that we see new names rise to the top of the leader boards. For your purposes, you’ve got some research to do to make sure you find the best odds since you can be sure that there will be a great deal of competition from the bookies around the event, too.