ATP World Tour Finals 2016 Odds
The 2016 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2016 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) is a men's tennis tournament that will be played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom, from 14 to 20 November 2016. It is the season-ending event for the best singles players and doubles teams on the 2016 ATP World Tour.
It is the 47th edition of the tournament (42nd in doubles). The tournament is run by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and is part of the 2016 ATP World Tour. The event takes place on indoor hard courts. It serves as the season-ending championships for players on the ATP Tour. The eight players who qualify for the event are split into two groups of four. During this stage, players compete in a round-robin format (meaning players play against all the other players in their group). The two players with the best results in each group progress to the semifinals, where the winners of a group face the runners-up of the other group. This stage, however, is a knock-out stage. The doubles competition uses the same format.
Eight players compete at the tournament, with two named alternates. Players receive places in the following order of precedence:
- First, the top 7 players in the ATP rankings on the Monday after the final tournament of the ATP World Tour, that is, after the 2016 Paris Masters.
- Second, up to two 2016 Grand Slam tournament winners ranked anywhere 8th-20th, in ranking order
- Third, the eighth ranked player in the ATP rankings
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is one of the world's most prestigious tournaments and is the biggest indoor tennis event on the planet, attracting more than 260,000 fans a year. The season finale also offers one of the biggest paydays in tennis, with a $2.391m purse awaiting an undefeated singles champion. For a win in the group stage a player wins $179,000 while a semi-final match winner gets $545,000. The players who finishes 9th and 10th in the Race to London rankings are also invited at the big event. Only being there, without playing a match is payd with $100,000.
As of the end of August, 2 players mathematical qualified for the big event: Andy Murray, who got the qualification on 8th of July and Novak Djokovic, the first player who qualified on 2nd of June. Before the US Open, the top 8 in continued by Raonic, Nishikori, Thiem, Nadal, Wawrinka and Monfils. The top 10 is ending with Berdych and Cilic, while Federer, who had already announced that he will not play anymore this year is tied at the 11th place with Belgium’s Goffin.
The main favorites of winning this competition are Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. While Murray is aiming his first ATP World Tour Finals title, the Serbian player is trying to catch up Federer at the number of trophies in this competition: 6. Not to neglet are the chances that Olympic silver medalist, Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros semifinalist Stan Wawrinka have.
Who will win the ATP World Tour Finals 2016?