Tennis Betting Report - Players To Fade In 2017

Joao Mourato

Monday, December 26, 2016 9:09 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 9:09 PM UTC

After analyzing the most valuable players to back in 2017, it’s time to take a look to the opposite side. Join us while we go through some of the players you might want to fade in the following season.

David Ferrer

David Ferrer’s golden days are over with the former world no.3 ending 2016 outside the top 20 for the first time since 2004. Known as one of the toughest competitors in the history of the game, it’s not easy for Ferrer to maintain an aggressive attitude throughout the entire match at the age of 34.

In a recent interview, David mentioned his difficulties to perform at a consistent level in 2016. Ferrer said that he lost his essence for the first time in his career, with the obligation of winning preventing him from presenting his best tennis.

Even though Ferrer is still a fearful opponent, his difficulties to maintain a consistent level makes him a very vulnerable player. The match against Dominic Thiem in Rio de Janeiro in February 2016 is a good example of Ferrer’s vulnerability with the Austrian overplaying his opponent.

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David was a terrible investment throughout 2016 with an awful -23.50% ROI. Looking closely at Ferrer’s numbers, the Spaniard only won 5 out of 18 matches when priced above -200. With this in mind, we recommend you to avoid placing any bet on Ferrer, especially when facing high-quality opponents.


Tomas Berdych

After ending the year as world no.9, Tomas Berdych failed to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time since 2009. Known for his powerful tennis, Berdych is an extremely dangerous player. However, the Czech is also famous for his inconsistency and lack of mental strength.

The 2010 Wimbledon runner-up decided to change some things on his team a few month ago, hiring the 2001 Wimbledon champion – Goran Ivanisevic – as his new coach. Taking a look now to Tomas’ stats, the Czech was always a poor investment throughout his career yet, things were even worse in 2016.

When analyzing closely each price range, we have to highlight Berdych’s poor performance as heavy favorite (below -500). Despite Tomas 83.33% winning record, the Czech was far from profitable in this price range with -8.50% ROI. In contrast, playing always against Berdych in this price range would reward you with a solid 6.67% ROI throughout 2016. Looking closely to Tomas defeats on this price range, all of those occurred in the opening round.

With this in mind, we advise you to create a special bankroll to play against Berdych when priced as heavy favorite, especially on the first round matches.


Philipp Kohlschreiber

There are few players on the ATP World Tour with Philipp Kohlschreiber’s ability. The German is without any doubts one of the most talented players in the game, however, talent itself is not enough. Adding to his inconsistency, Kohlschreiber is also an injury prone player with several physical problems affecting his career.

At the age of 33, it’s impossible for Kohlschreiber to present his best tennis week after week. Therefore, Philipp’s main goal is to be at 100% for the important weeks. Known for his outstanding career record on German soil, Kohlschreiber ended 2016 with phenomenal numbers in his home country.

The trend is clear with Kohlschreiber performing at a much higher level in Germany. Even though we believe in another successful season from Phillip on German soil, our recommendation is for you to be on the opposite side whenever Kohlschreiber is competing away from his home country.


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