2017 Paris Masters Betting Favorites & Pick.

2017 Paris Masters Betting Favorites & Expert Pick

Written by on October 30, 2017

All told, the tennis season features 9 different ATP 1000 Masters events, with the Paris Masters being the last of the bunch. The tournament started today, Monday, October 30, but rather than focusing on individual matches, we are going to look ahead to see if we can predict the winner of this one. Defending champion Andy Murray will not be around this year, while Roger Federer, who is coming off a win in Basel, will also be sitting this one out, so there are some new names at the Paris Masters Betting Favorites list.Even with those two tennis giants out of the event, there is still a very good group of players set to take the court in France. Let’s look at the latest ATP Odds and potential favorites, while also making a tournament winner prediction.

2017 Paris Masters Betting Favorites & Expert Pick

WTA MATCHUPS & ODDS

Tournament Information

  • Where: Paris, France
  • When: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2017
  • Category: Masters 1000
  • Founded: 1968
  • Editions: 45
  • Venue: AccorHotels Arena
  • Surface: Hard/Indoors
  • Prize Money: €4,2 million

Top Contenders

Rafael Nadal

  • Career record: 871–184
  • Career titles: 75
  • Highest ranking: No. 1
  • Current ranking: No. 1
The Spaniard missed out on the recent tournament in Basel, citing knee issues as his reason for staying home. Nada has had more than his fair share of injury woes, and if it was indeed another knock that kept him out of Basel, you have to wonder about his readiness for this event. He is far and away the best player in the tournament, but I’m not so sure he can make it all the way to the title, which is why I see him as something of a false favorite.

Marin Cilic

  • Career record: 424–225
  • Career titles: 17
  • Highest ranking: No. 4
  • Current ranking: No. 4
The good news for those of you concerned about Nadal’s injury and tournament chances is that his being such a big favorite means that you can get some very good players at great betting odds. Cilic has had a very good season, with his best performance coming at Wimbledon, where he made it all the way to the final before losing to Federer. Cilic is definitely one to watch here.

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga

  • Career record: 417–192
  • Career titles: 16
  • Highest ranking: No.5
  • Current ranking: No. 17
Tsonga is sure to be the 2017 Paris Masters betting favorite for local fans, but he is also a player that needs to be considered a legitimate threat. He has picked up 4 wins on the tour this season, with three of those coming on indoor hard courts, which I what the players will be playing on in Paris. Tsonga can be picked up for a very good price right now, and that is where my money is going. Nadal may still surprise us all and prove to be totally healthy, so perhaps look at Tsonga as each way bet if you are still on the fence.Playing at home, Jo Wilfried Tsonga is one of the Paris Masters Betting favorites.

Alexander Zverev

  • Career record: 114–66
  • Career titles: 6
  • Highest ranking: No. 4
  • Current ranking: No. 5
It has been a breakthrough year for the 20-year old German, as he has racked up 5 titles on the season and moved up to #4 in the ATP Rankings. While Zverev does seem to enjoy playing on hard surfaces, which is where 4 of his 5 wins came this season, he seems to be better at outdoor events. He does have one indoor win this season, but we may need to look elsewhere for a winner.

Juan Martín Del Potro

  • Career record: 382–155
  • Career titles: 20
  • Highest ranking: No. 4
  • Current ranking: No. 17
The Argentinian always seems to be in the mix at big events, but he also always seems to come up just short. He does have a win on the ATP Tour this year, picking up the title in Stockholm on a surface and set-up much like he will face in Paris. Del Potro will almost certainly move into the round of 8 here, but his chances of going beyond that do not look good to me.These are the main 2017 Paris Masters betting favorites, but you could dig a little deeper to find some value. John Isner made it to the final last year and maybe he can do it again. Sam Querrey is another player that has what it takes to do well in Paris at a very good price.

Recent Winners

  • 2016: Andy Murray- John Isner (6-3, 6-7, 6-4)
  • 2015: Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray (6-2, 6-4)
  • 2014: Novak Djokovic-Milos Raonic (6-2, 6-3)
  • 2013: Novak Djokovic-David Ferrer (7-5, 7-5)
  • 2012: David Ferrer-Jerzy Janowicz (6-4, 6-3)
  • 2011: Roger Federer-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6-1, 7-6)
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