The ATP Finals match between Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Wednesday November 17.
Bet Of The Day November 17 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | NOVEMBER 17
We’re focusing on the ATP Finals in Turin for today’s best bet as World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev collide in the group stage.
Both players got their campaigns off to perfect starts on Monday, with Djokovic easing past Casper Ruud in straight sets, while Rublev took care of an injured Stefanos Tsitsipas in straights.
Somewhat surprisingly, this will be the first ever meeting between the pair, and we’re backing Djokovic to prevail relatively convincingly.
Djokovic is motivated to end the season on a strong note following the disappointment of missing out on the CYGS at the US Open.
The Serbian returned to action a couple of weeks ago at the Paris Masters, where he avenged that aforementioned US Open final defeat to Daniil Medvedev.
Targeting a first ATP Finals title since 2015, Djokovic looks like a man on a mission this week, with another triumph meaning he would equal the record of six-season-ending trophies.
Meanwhile, Rublev has been in poor form for basically the entire second half of the season.
The Russian lost to Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round of Wimbledon and went down to Frances Tiafoe in the third round of the US Open.
Additionally, since San Diego in early October, Rublev has failed to win back-to-back matches in his last four tournaments, losing to the likes of Tommy Paul, Adrian Mannarino, Botic Van De Zandschulp and Taylor Fritz.
Rublev served impeccably in his win over Tsitsipas, but the Greek has been dealing with an arm injury, while Djokovic is the best returner the sport has ever seen.
As a result, there’s a chance Rublev goes for more on his first delivery, which could force him to send sown more second serves, which is a big weakness in his game.
Djokovic’s form looks to be trending upwards, while Rublev hasn’t shown his best tennis for about six months now. We’ll be backing Djokovic to cover the -4.5 games handicap, so a win like 6-4 6-3 or better will do.
- Djokovic has won 39 ATP Finals matches throughout his career (second most in history)
- Djokovic has more match wins, titles and appearances at the ATP Finals than the rest of the 2021 field combined
- Rublev has failed to win back-to-back matches in his last four tournaments
- Rublev has lost to the likes of Mannarino, Paul, Fritz, Van De Zandschulp and Norrie in his last five events
- Djokovic has won 30 of his last 31 matches vs younger opponents
- Rublev has failed to cover the games handicap in five of his last six matches vs older opponents
BET OF THE DAY NOVEMBER 17 👇