ATP World Tour finals: Who are the favourites?

Novak Djokovic

The competition gets underway in London on Sunday

The ATP World Tour finals return to the O2 Arena this weekend, with some of the world’s best tennis players set to go head-to-head.

Five-time winner Novak Djokovic is back in London, looking to add another trophy to his collection after winning the Australian Open earlier this year.

But he’ll face stiff competition from the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal, as well as 2019 winner Stefanos Tsitsipas.

And ahead of the action, we’ve taken a closer look at the likely contenders.

Novak Djokovic

After another dominant year in tennis, Djokovic remains top of the world rankings and is understandably the favourite to claim his 6th ATP finals title this week.

The Serbian last won the competition in 2015 and he can be backed at 7/4 to triumph again with Coral.

Djokovic started the disrupted year strongly by winning the Australian Open in February, a competition that seems as though it was a lifetime ago.

And the 33-year-old narrowly missed out on making it two Grand Slams this year as he was beaten in straight sets by Nadal in the final of the French Open.

Djokovic’s preparation for the ATP finals hasn’t been ideal, having crashed out of the Vienna Open at the quarter-final stage a few weeks ago.

But he’ll be looking to put that disappointment behind him and return to winning ways in a competition he has plenty of historical success in.

Daniil Medvedev

The US Open semi-finalist is in explosive form, having recently leapfrogged Roger Federer into fourth place in the world rankings.

Medvedev came from a set down to beat Alexander Zverev in the final of the Paris Masters on Sunday and he’ll be looking to carry that momentum into London.

The Russian is priced at 9/2 to win the ATP finals for the first time and he’ll fancy his chances against Djokovic should they meet.

Medvedev has won two of the last three meetings between the pair and Djokovic is a potential obstacle if the 24-year-old hopes to become the sixth different winner of the competition since 2015.

Rafael Nadal

Despite his advancing years, Nadal is still a force to be reckoned with in world tennis and his odds for the ATP finals reflect that.

The Spaniard is going at 11/2 to win the competition for the first time, having previously lost to both Djokovic and Federer in the final.

2020 has been an unorthodox year for everybody in tennis but it doesn’t seem to have fazed Nadal, who has reached at least the quarter-finals in every tournament he’s taken part in.

The 34-year-old once again proved he is near unbeatable on clay, beating Djokovic to claim his fourth consecutive French Open title and his 13th in total.

And after crashing out at the group stage last year, Nadal will be looking to carry on his form and etch his name into ATP finals history.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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