ATP Finals 2019 – Pre-Tournament Predictions – Tennis Column #31

ATP Finals 2019 will be played in London O2  Arena from 10th November till 17th November 2019. The format of the competition stays the same as last season with two groups of four players and then semifinals with two best players from each group. Groups draw took place on 5th November.

Andre Agassi Group: Rafa Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev
Bjorn Borg Group: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini

The ATP Finals 2019 winner will be known on Sunday 17th November.

ATP Finals 2019 – Our Predictions

The best eight players of 2019 will meet in Nitto ATP Finals 2019. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Matteo Berrettini made the cut.

Looking into the field of the players we do not expect much from Matteo Berrettini. His first appearance is a major success for him but this stage can be too big for him right now.

The same can be told about the Stefanos Tsitsipas, who eventually can beat everyone but also can lose with everyone. Alexander Zverev won ATP Finals 2018 and everybody expected that season 2019 will be full of his triumphs. Unfortunately, Zverev did not fulfill his goals. Participation at London Finals 2019 is probably his biggest success so far. It would be very surprising if he would retain the title. Dominic Thiem will probably suffer from the surface as he likes the clay surface more.

That leaves us with four biggest favorites.

Daniil Medvedev showed stunning performances from July and is now considered as the biggest “NextGen” star. Everybody expects him to win Grand Slam very soon. We would not underestimate him but we also expect that his exhausting schedule in the last two months can impact his results at Nitto ATP Finals 2019.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafa Nadal are still the prime contenders for us. All three should be well-rested, as they played just one tournament after Asia series. And all three played very good tennis in those tournaments (Federer in Basel, Djokovic, and Nadal in Paris).

Who to pick?

It is basically a coin-toss for us. In the end, we decided to go with Novak Djokovic. Hard to explain the choice but we believe that he can prevail in a match against Nadal and Federer. He is younger and probably in the best health of all three.

Our pick for ATP Finals 2019 Winner: Novak Djokovic

All our actual tennis tips and predictions can be found here.

ATP Finals 2019 – Readers Predictions

Check our ATP Finals Winner Poll and see who our readers see as the winner.

ATP Finals 2019 – Racket Corner

We will see 3 Head, 2 Wilson, 2 Babolat, and 1 Tecnifibre racket in the action during ATP Finals.

Head will be presented by Novak Djokovic, who plays with Head Graphene Speed. Alexander Zverev uses the same racket, and Mateo Berrettini plays also with Head. Wilson will be used by Roger Federer who plays with Wilson Pro Staff and Stefanos Tsitsipas who plays with Wilson Blade 98. Babolat will be represented by Rafael Nadal with his Babolat Pure Aero and Dominic Thiem with his Babolat Pure Strike. Only Tecnifibre rackets will be used by Daniil Medvedev. However, Tecnifibre hopes that his T-Fight XTC racket will be on courts from Sunday till Sunday.

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

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