Tennis Betting Report - Most Promising Players For 2017

Tennis player Kyle Edmund in action

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:27 PM GMT

Join expert capper as he goes through the most valuable players to bet int the following season. We’ll focus not only on promising athletes but also in older players who can make a strong return.

After an exciting season with three players from the “Next Generation” ending the year inside the top 25 – Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, and Alexander Zverev – it's time to take a look to some of the most promising players in 2017.

Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund featured an outstanding season in 2016, reaching the top 50 for the first time in his career. The 21-year-old proved to be an extremely valuable investment in 2016 rewarding those who always placed a bet on him with 18.90% ROI.

Despite Kyle's outstanding year, it's not unusual to see the sportsbooks undervaluing the British. When looking closely at Edmund's numbers, the world no.45 recorded his best results against lower ranked players with 36 winners / 7 defeats and 23.10% Yield.

Known for his powerful forehand, Edmund loves to dictate the points with that shot – as you can see in the following example against Janko Tipsarevic on Davis Cup last July.

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While Edmund is still looking for his first career victory over a top 10 player, his record against lower ranked players is extremely solid as we mentioned before. Therefore, we recommend you to keep him on your betting list throughout 2017 when facing a lower ranked player.

Julien Benneteau

Things haven't been easy for Julien Benneteau in recent years with a sports hernia preventing the French from competing since March 2015 to January 2016. Despite his physical problems, the 34-year-old never gave up, starting the year as world no.527.

Famous for his outstanding counter punching skills, Julien is a fearful opponent on Indoor Hard Court. The former world no.25 holds a solid 62.50% winning record on that surface while hi overall career record is only 54.66%. Besides this, Benneteau also featured his best career victories on this surface, both against Roger Federer in Paris Bercy 2009 and Rotterdam 2013.

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Since the US Open 2016, Benneteau only played on Indoor events with a terrific 12 – 4 record. Even though Julien's golden days are in the past, he's still a very competitive player. Due to his brilliant record on Indoor Hard Court and his results in the last months, he might be a very good investment in 2017 when playing on his favorite surface.

The first Indoor Hard Court events take place in February and it's expectable to see Benneteau starting his campaign in Montpellier.

Nick Kyrgios

As we mentioned before, Nick Kyrgios was one of the youngest players to end the years inside the top 25. Known for his undeniable talent, Kyrgios is also famous for his bad temper with the ATP suspending the Australian after his lack of professionalism against Mischa Zverev in the Masters 1000 Shanghai.

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Despite this attitude, Nick had a very positive year with a terrific 44 – 16 record and 3 ATP titles. Looking now closely to Kyrgios' numbers, 31.25% of his losses occurred when priced below 1.20 (-500). On the other hand, the Australian proved to be an outstanding investment when priced above 1.20 with 37.90% ROI.

Due to his mindset, we strongly advise you to avoid placing any bet on Kyrgios when priced as heavy favorite. In contrast, the Australian usually shows up with a good attitude when facing higher quality opponents, which should make him a profitable investment above 1.20 throughout 2017.