ATP Shanghai Final: Make Djokovic the Tennis Pick vs. Tsonga

João Mourato

Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 7:43 PM UTC

Join us while we analyze ATP 1000 Shanghai final where the World no.1 will be looking to keep his recent dominance over Tsonga. Find out our top selection for this match.

Novak Djokovic (1) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (16)
No one seems able to stop Novak Djokovic and the Serbian is already playing his 13th final in 2015. Can Jo-Wilfried Tsonga create problems to Djokovic in Shanghai's final?

Another brilliant performance from Novak Djokovic in Shanghai semifinals, defeating Andy Murray by 6 – 1 6 – 3. The Serbian seems unstoppable with an outstanding 74 – 6 record this year.

After winning Beijing title last week, Djokovic is looking to complete the Asian swing with another trophy. In this two weeks, Novak lost an average of 4.11 games per match, winning 93.2% and 55.6% of points on serve and return, respectively.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play his 5th career masters final after a very close win over Rafael Nadal. After a poor loss in Beijing’s first round against Andreas Haider-Maurer, the French made a surprising run to reach the final.

The early losses of Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori allowed Tsonga to have a much easier draw. Despite having a more accessible path into this final, all the credit for Tsonga’s victory against Nadal in semifinals. The French player had a very poor second set losing 0 – 6 however didn’t go down and showed all his mental strength to grab the match 7 – 5 on third set.

Djokovic leads 14 – 7 and won 10 of last 11 meetings. Curiously was Tsonga who won the most recent match at Canada last year, however it seems very unlikely that he can repeat that victory.

Novak return level has been terrific, last week he completely destroyed John Isner by 6 – 2 6 – 2 in Beijing. Tsonga will have to serve at his best in order to have some chances on this match but Nole seems just too good and shouldn’t miss the opportunity to win his 29th masters trophy.

We’ll add to our tennis picks for this match the value on Djokovic spread tennis odds.

Tennis Pick: Novak Djokovic -5.5 (-103) at Pinnacle

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