Tennis Betting - Top Plays For Day 6 ATP World Tour Finals

Joao Mourato

Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:48 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 7:48 PM UTC

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the ATP World Tour Finals Day 6. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Kei Nishikori (5) vs. Marin Cilic (7)

As we mentioned in our Day 4 analysis, the slower court conditions in the O2 Arena are far from ideal for Marin Cilic. With five matches played throughout his career on the ATP World Tour Finals, the Croatian holds a terrible 0 – 5 record on this event. After his straight sets defeat against Stan Wawrinka last Wednesday, Cilic is the only player in the John McEnroe with zero chances of reaching the semifinals in London.

Despite his loss against Andy Murray in the previous round, Kei Nishikori played at an extraordinary level, losing only by 7 – 6 4 – 6 4 – 6 after 3 hours and 20 minutes. Looking now to Kei’s numbers, the highlight clearly goes to his success at the net with the Japanese winning 21 out of 30 points played at the net. After reaching the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals two years ago, Nishikori is looking for his second career appearance in that stage of the competition.

This will be the 13th career meeting between these two players with Nishikori leading on the h2h by 7 – 5.

Despite Marin’s recent victory at the Swiss Indoors Basel Final, we expect a different outcome here. The conditions are much slower when compared to the courts in Basel, which clearly benefits Nishikori. The Japanese should be too strong from the baseline and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to add Nishikori to your betting picks as the highest value play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Kei Nishikori ML (-149)Best Line Offered: at Ladbrokes

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Andy Murray (1) vs. Stan Wawrinka (3)

Stan Wawrinka matched our expectations in the previous round with a 7 – 6 7 – 6 victory over Marin Cilic. Even though Stan keeps far from impressive with only 21 winners and 33 unforced errors, his edge over Cilic proved to be decisive on the pressure points. Besides his triumph in two tie breaks, Stan ended the match with 80.0% break points saved while Cilic only saved 50.0%. Playing in the O2 Arena brings great memories to Wawrinka with the Swiss looking for his fourth career appearance on this event’s semifinals. However, it won’t be easy for Stan to secure a place in that stage of the competition.

Andy Murray continues his outstanding streak with a tremendous win against Kei Nishikori in three close sets. With only 4 victories in the last 62 matches, Murray seems unbeatable at the time. Despite Andy’s 2 – 0 record on this round robin stage, the British still needs to win one set to secure a place in the semifinals. Otherwise, Murray can also qualify with a victory from Marin Cilic against Nishikori.

These two players know each other well with Murray winning 9 of their previous 16 meetings. Looking now to their previous encounters, the last one took place earlier this year at the French Open with Andy emerging victorious in four sets.

Despite the balance on the h2h, Andy is currently at a much higher level. As it happened in the opening match against Nishikori, Wawrinka shouldn’t find the answer against such a terrific baseline player. With this in mind, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Murray’s betting odds by placing a bet on the world no.1 to win this match in straight sets.

Free Tennis Pick: Andy Murray -1.5 Set Handicap (-120)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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