ATP World Tour Finals Picks: Best Plays for Day 1

Pro Tennis player Alexander Zverev

Joao Mourato

Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:38 PM GMT

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 3:38 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the ATP World Tour Finals tournament. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 1 and why you should place these two valuable bets.

Roger Federer (2) vs. Jack Sock (8)

Jack Sock has reached the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time in his career after an incredible run at the Rolex Paris Masters. Against all expectations, Sock became the first American player to win an ATP Masters 1000 event since Andy Roddick in 2010 at the Miami Open. Adding to this, the 25-year-old is also the first player from the United States to qualify for London since Mardy Fish in 2011. Despite Jack’s lack of experience at this level, the world no.9 cannot be overlooked after his brilliant campaign in Paris.

As we mentioned in our tournament analysis, Roger Federer is the undeniable favorite to win the season finale for the seventh time in his career. Despite his age, the 36-year-old is playing some of the best tennis of his life with an extraordinary 92.86% winning record in 2017. On the other hand, playing at the O2 Arena in London brings great memories to Roger with the world no.2 winning 80.65% of the matches played throughout his career at this venue.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Sock still seeking for his first win over this opponent.

In addition to Federer’s lead on the h2h, the Swiss didn’t drop a single set on his previous three encounters against Sock. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to find any value on Roger’s tennis betting odds to win this match at -1000 at 5Dimes. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Sock’s spread as the best betting approach for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Jack Sock +5 Best Line Offered: Heritage

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Alexander Zverev (3) vs. Marin Cilic (5)

Alexander Zverev became the youngest player to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals since Juan Martin Del Potro’s appearance at the 2008 season finale. Known as one of the greatest competitors in the game, the 20-year-old is famous for playing his best tennis on the big stages. In addition to his sensational 75.00% winning record at Masters 1000 events in 2017, the German became the first player outside the Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to win multiple Masters 1000 titles in a season since David Nalbandian in 2007.

The 2014 US Open champion – Marin Cilic – is set to appear in the ATP World Tour Finals for the third time. Playing in London brings great memories to Cilic after reaching the Wimbledon Final earlier this year. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old holds a terrible 16.67% winning record on his previous two appearances at the season-ending tournament. Adding to this, Cilic only won 33.33% of the matches played over the last 12 months against top 10 opponents.

These two players are no strangers with Zverev winning three of their previous four official encounters on the ATP World Tour.

As the h2h suggests, Zverev is far from an easy match-up for the Croatian. On the other hand, it won’t be easy for Cilic to find the answer to Alexander’s baseline consistency on these slow court conditions at the O2 Arena. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Zverev’s moneyline to your betting picks as the most valuable line for this match.

Free Tennis Pick: Alexander Zverev +100Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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