Unfortunately, the Aussies miraculous run in the inaugural ATP Cup came to an end on Saturday night when they bowed out in the Semi Finals against Spain. This means it will be Spain taking on Serbia in the final in Sydney on Sunday night. Check out our best bets for the tie below and good luck to everyone following!
Sunday, 6:30pm AEDT
Serbia were seen as a one-man team pre-tournament with little to no one giving them a shot at the title, however, stellar play from Novak Djokovic’s sidekick in Dusan Lajovic has seen them progress all the way to the final. The Serb’s were absolutely phenomenal in their semi-final tie against the up and coming Russians and will be full of confidence heading into the final in Sydney on Sunday night.
Spain were the favourite for the title pre-tournament and they certainly haven’t disappointed thus far. Coming off their Davis Cup triump in 2019, Spain’s stacked team has made light work of most of their opponents en route to the final, with their quarterfinal tie against Belgium being the exception. World #1 Rafael Nadal hasn’t quite been at his best, but he has still been good enough to guide his nation to the final with the help of #9 ranked Roberto Bautista Agut.
What a fantastic matchup we have on our hands to decide the champions of the inaugural ATP Cup. Spain will start as the slight favourites to win the title, but we’re going to be opposing them and back in Serbia at just over even money. Spain’s #2 Bautista Agut has been in fantastic form, but there’s no reason why Serbia’s #2 in Dusan Lajovic can’t push him all the way if he plays as good as he did in their tie against Russia. Even if Lajovic does lose, then we’re very confident Novak Djokovic will level the tie at 1-1 with a win of Rafael Nadal for the reasons mentioned in our other play (see below). In all likelihood, this tie will come down to the doubles where Djokovic/troicki will take on Nadal/Carreno Busta. For us, the Serbian duo is the superior here and has played more tennis together in recent years than the Spaniards, so we’re happy to back them in to get the job done.
Obviously, the country vs country result is all that really matters on Sunday night, however, tennis fans across the globe will get to see world number 2 Novak Djokovic take on world 1 Rafael Nadal, which is always a big occasion! The rolling start times means there’s no official time this match will get underway, however, we expect it to be somewhere between 8:30pm-9:30pm.
Djokovic has been in fantastic form in this tournament with wins in all five of his singles matches, while Nadal is 4-1 from his five matches having lost to David Goffin in straight sets in the Spain vs Belgium quarterfinal tie. Djokovic has played doubles once this week and Nadal has played twice and both are undefeated.
The only thing that really matters when these two superstars play each other is the surface they play on top of. Obviously in Australia it’s an outdoor hard court, which immediately gives Djokovic a huge advantage. Djokovic has won each of the last nine times the pair have met on a hardcourt and you have to go all the way back to the US Open in 2013 to find the last time Nadal was successful on this surface against the Joker. Amazingly, Djokovic has won 19 sets to Nadal’s ZERO in those nine matches and on current form, it’s hard to see how Nadal gets any closer on Sunday night.
The NBA world mourns the loss of one of the best to ever do it, but the show must go on. Here, we take you through our best picks from the six games on Tuesday. read more
After a big Australia Day long weekend, we're back to the grind on Tuesday, January 27th, with four meetings across the country. Luke Krahe has turned his attention to the racing at Goulburn, Tamworth and Benalla and picked out his best bets of the day here! read more
It's a public holiday in Australia which means there's plenty of good metropolitan racing! Our focus today is on the meetings at Sandown Lakeside and Warwick Farm, find our best bets for each track here! read more
The Renegades will host the Heat in the final game of the BBL regular season on Monday afternoon from Marvel Stadium! We have a full preview and betting tips for the clash here. read more
The 2019-20 Big Bash League season is set to be a thriller! Check out the full squads for the upcoming BBL09 here read more
In the third instalment of our Betfair instructional series, we take a look at understanding staking plans and how they can be used to stay in control of your bank roll read more
In our next strategy guide for the Betfair platform, we take a look at understanding how the Betfair markets work and what different types of backs and lays you can place with Betfair! read more
Unlike your ‘normal’ betting agency where it’s you versus the Bookmaker, Betfair is a peer-to-peer wagering platform. Betfair allow you to both ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets, which gives you complete control and a totally unique betting experience. View how full guide to backing and laying here read more
The 2019-20 Big Bash League gets underway on Tuesday, the 17th of December and as many of the teams won't have their full compliment of players available to them on night one, we have compiled a predicted starting XI for all eight teams in the first week of the tournament here read more
The Sydney Thunder will be buoyed by the full-time return of star batsman Usman Khawaja this year, but will it be enough to lift them into the finals in BBL09? See our full Sydney Thunder preview here read more
The Sydney Sixers are one of the more successful sides in Big Bash League history, having won the title once and made the finals in five of eight seasons. Can they make waves in BBL09? See our full Sixers team preview here read more
The Perth Scorchers are the most dominant team in Big Bash League history, but can they overcome a host of injuries in BBL09? See our team preview for the Scorchers here read more