A tournament which sees the likely renewal of top four rivalries and the competitive return to tennis for a couple of key players after what was a surprise US Open. However we think many of the world’s best players could be extremely unpredictable in Beijing and perhaps a look beyond the obvious is in order – or is it?. Rafa Nadal is back in action after a tough injury, Novak Djokovic will return after his shock defeat to Nishikori and more stars like Thomas Berdych, Grigor Dimitrov and Andy Murray are also competing in what is the regions biggest event pre-christmas.
We are going to concentrate on 3 for this tournament and list our reasons why.
The world no.1 will be looking to bounce back from a US Open that should have been in the bag. He lost against a tired Nishikori who had played a lot of hours on the court even before he played Djokovic and that was a real shock for all of us. He really looked mentally tired. But tennis springs surprises every tournament, however at The Betting Agency we believe that Novak will continue his remarkable record here in China (17-0) and will win his fifth title in a row in which he has competed here. His quality will be too much for the other players to handle as he now looks a little more refreshed after Flushing Meadow – look out the rest. See our recommendation below
This is a nightmare for the punters. With Rafa having been out for a while we have no indication as to how he will perform. He has huge amounts of quality at his best and if he has managed to get back to full fitness he will prove stiff opposition for Novak and the rest. But then again he could be sluggish and get knocked out in the first round if he is even 10% of his best. We don’t know which Rafa will show up so we won’t be tipping him this time but should you feel tempted he is available at a bigger price than normal.
The former champion will be looking to shock for a second time here after interrupting Novak’s Beijing supremacy in 2011. He has had a fairly quiet year but seeded third and at good odds he is well worth a punt each way. He hasn’t had many success as he is searching for his second ATP title of the year and at The Betting Agency we think he can at least get to the final if not win it. He is the dark horse for the event…..