2016 ATP World Tour Finals semis tips: Murray destined to battle Djokovic again
Jamie Clark | 19 November 2016
2016 ATP World Tour Finals semis tips
Just four men remain in the singles event of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals held at London’s O2 Arena, with world numbers one and two Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic still virtually neck-and-neck in the outright betting.
Murray narrowly stays as the 11/10 favourite with Coral ahead of Serbian racket star Djokvoic at 5/4. The top two seeds can only meet in the final, so face respective semi showdowns with Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori (both 10/1 joint outsiders).
Our tennis experts are one again on hand to pick out the best Murray v Raonic odds and Djokovic v Nishikori bets that together form 2016 ATP World Tour Finals semis tips…
Murray v Raonic odds
Great Britain’s best to pick up a racket in modern times, Murray, is a firm odds-on 1/4 match favourite to thwart big-serving Canadian representative Raonic because he’s won each of their last seven meetings.
It’s tough, then, to make any sort of case for 3/1 outsider Raonic, so Murray is better at 8/11 to win in straight sets after doing so in their previous two clashes.
Another appealing punt among Murray v Raonic odds is taking the 11/8 on offer for the first set to contain under 9.5 games. Two of the last four Murray victories saw him take the opener 6-3 or better, including on a hard court surface.
The Scot also go his nose in front when playing Montenegrin-born Raonic at the ATP World Tour Finals two years ago, recording a 6-3 scoreline.
Djokovic v Nishikori bets
On two occasions this year, Djokovic has met Japanese tennis ace Nishikori in clashes on this surface at ATP Masters events and both times he’s won in straight sets.
That should give punters complete confidence in a Djokovic win at 2/9 and in another 2-0 victory at a better 4/6.
Add in straight sets victories at the Australian Open and last year’s World Tour Finals and it looks a sure-fire shout among Djokovic v Nishikori bets.
There’s also a sweet 7/2 price on the Serbian winning the first set 6-3, a result recorded in all hard court head-to-heads with his oriental opponent in 2016.
Nishikori’s nine-match losing streak against Djokovic leaves him staring the down barrel here, and the 9/4 prices on the Japanese player taking the opener or second sets aren’t nearly long enough.
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