The ATP and WTA tours for 2021 have already started. There are big players that are back to make their name and grab the top player position.
After a slow year for tennis in 2020 in which many tournaments had to be called off, including the Wimbledon Championships which was interrupted for the first time since WWII.
But this year, players are back to keep the long standing top players on their toes. When tennis players have a good consistent performance over time, they are sometimes safe bets to win their matches.
However, even though the world’s top-ranked players could be likely to win, it’s really anyone’s game on match day. These days there are a wide range of sports betting options available online, and tennis is no exception with tournaments taking place throughout the season including the five majors as well as other regular events on the tours. Whether fans want to wager on their favourite player, or simply on matches in their favourite tournament, it’s useful to have a good idea of which players are expected to come out on top.
So, who is the best male player to bet on in the tennis world this year? Here are four top players that are contenders to come out on top this season.
ATP Ranking – No.1
It is worth keeping in mind that Novak Djokovic is chasing greatness right now in his career. Most gambling experts believe that Novak will be more motivated than ever before to gain some substantial ground in the Grand Slam race.
Djokovic is unquestionably the favourite to win most of the tournaments he enters. Over the past few years, even as he enters his early thirties, he has been performing well in his matches. Djokovic is currently ranking number one in the ATP singles rankings for 2021 and currently holds 18 career Grand Slam titles. According to ATP Tour statistics, his career wins versus losses are currently at 943 – 192.
ATP Ranking – No.2
At just twenty-five, Daniil Medvedev is the youngest player in the top four ATP singles rankings right now. Having turned pro in 2014, Medvedev has already climbed his way to the number two position behind Djokovic. In his singles career, he won titles at the Nitto ATP Finals and ATP Masters 1000 Paris in 2020 and this year he has already won his first title at Marseille.
Following the Open 13 tournament, he ascended to number two rank and has become the first player outside of the ‘Big Four’ (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray) to occupy a position in the top two since 2005. In terms of his playing style, some opponents consider him to be a very smart player, with Alexander Zverev stating in 2019 that Medvedev was “the best player in the world right now”.
ATP Ranking – No.3
Rafael Nadal has been going up to at least quarterfinals in 13 of his last 14 major tournaments. With this statistic alone, he is a good choice for gamblers to bet on to get far in tournaments. Each time the Spaniard steps his feet into the tennis court, he is always poised to win the match.
At age 34, Nadal is one of the oldest players to still be playing, but is currently ranking number three above much younger players. While his career high was back in 2008, Nadal is still giving it his all in each match he plays. Some of his player statistics are impressive and he holds twenty Grand Slam titles. So, if Rafael Nadal is your favourite, you could back him to win some of the tournaments in the near future.
ATP Ranking – No.4
By far, Dominic Thiem is one of the favourites in men’s singles tennis right now. He’s been playing tennis since the age of six and his father is also the coach to two Austrian players; Sebastian Ofner and Dennis Novak. His ATP rankings have skyrocketed over the past few years as he became one of the few players with at least five career wins over each member of the ‘Big Three’ in tennis; Nadal, Djovovic, and Federer.
Last year Thiem won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open against Alexander Zverev after playing a gruelling five sets. Thiem could be a good player to bet on right now, as he was able to reach rank three in 2020 but is still currently holding the number four position behind Nadal.