NextGen ATP Finals Betting Preview & Prediction.

2017 NextGen ATP Finals Betting Preview & Prediction

Written by on November 6, 2017

We are all well aware of the biggest names in men’s tennis, but who will be the players who take over the mantle in the coming years? We will get a good idea of which players may be the next Federer, Murray, or Nadal by watching and wagering on the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy, as this is a tournament that features the best U21 players in the game. Of course, winning here is no real guarantee of future success, but it sure is going to be fun to sit back and watch these young men as they take their first steps to what they hope will be a long, successful career in tennis, and with our NextGen ATP Finals betting preview you will be all set.One notable absence from the group of 8 players is Alexander Zverev, who decided to pass on the tournament to focus on the Nitto ATP Finals, which come right after this event. Let’s take a look at some of the tennis betting favorites for the Next Gen ATP Finals.

2017 NextGen ATP Finals Betting Preview & Prediction

Tournament Information

  • Founded: 2017
  • Location: Milan (Italy)
  • When: 7-11 November
  • Surface: Hard/Indoors
  • Draw: 8 Singles
  • Prize money: US$1,2 million

Key Rules

  • Best of five sets
  • First to four games in each set
  • Tiebreak at 3-All
  • No-Ad scoring (receiver’s choice)
  • No lets
  • Start match 5 minutes from entry of the second player onto court
  • Shot clock to ensure 25-second rule
  • Maximum of one medical timeout per player per match
  • Limits on when coaches can talk to players
  • Public will be allowed to move around during a match (except at baselines)

Top Contenders

Andrey Rublev

  • Career record: 30–32 (48.39%)
  • Career titles: 1
  • Highest ranking: No. 35
  • Current ranking: No. 35
The 20-year old Russian is coming off a very successful season that included a trip to the quarter-finals at the US Open. Rublev made his mark by taking down some of the biggest names in the game throughout the season, and he appeared to get better and stronger as the year progresses. Of all the players likely to benefit from the absence of Alexander Zverev at this event, it can be argued that Rublev is at the top of the list. He is the tournament favorite and the player that I think will win it.

Denis Shapovalov

  • Career record: 12–11 (52.17%)
  • Career titles: 0
  • Highest ranking: No. 49
  • Current ranking: No. 51
If you are looking to be truly entertained while watching tennis, then look for games featuring Shapolov, as he has quickly gained a reputation as a player who can make improbable shots look very easy. His biggest win of the season came against Rafael Nadal at the Rogers Cup, while his best tournament performance of the year came during a run to the Round of 16 at the US Open. This is an exciting young player with a very bright future in the sport, and also the most likely to topple Rublev at the NextGen ATP Finals betting odds.According to the NextGen ATP Finals Betting experts, Denis Shapavalov is one of the favorites.

Borna Coric

  • Career record: 74–82 (47.44%)
  • Career titles: 1
  • Highest ranking: No. 33
  • Current ranking: No. 51
The first half of the season was a bright one for Coric, as the young man scored some signature wins over the likes of Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem. His 5-set battle against Zverev was one of the best games at the US Open, but it was also the last time that he played really well this year. His game has gone off the boil since losing that one, and he really needs to be considered a dark horse to in here. Still, if he can recapture his form from the early part of 2017, there is no reason why he cannot be one of your NextGen ATP Finals betting picks.The remaining 5 players in the 8-man field are all very good players in their own right, but none of them really has the skill-sets of the 3 players we spoke about earlier in this piece. This should still be an incredibly exciting tournament to watch, though, as it will feature a unique new scoring system that is intended to make each point as valuable as possible. Remeber the games will be best 3 out of 5 sets, with the winner of each set being the first to 4 games. This should make things very exciting indeed for the fans.

Groups

A:

  • Andrey Rublev
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Hyeon Chung
  • Gianluigi Quinzi

B:

  • Karen Khachanov
  • Borna Coric
  • Jared Donaldson
  • Daniil Medvedev