Andy Murray’s many successes over the course of the past year or so have firmly established him as one of the best tennis players in the world – the question is, will it be Murray, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic who is sitting at the No. 1 position in the mens rankings by the end of the year. Sports betting odds for tennis on sports book websites are, of course, very fluid, and there still could be major changes to the bookmakers favorite before the year. However the situation as it stands is more changeable than it has been in quite some time, and therefore there is more to gain for tennis fans interested in online betting.
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The past few years have seen the world of mens’ tennis somewhat dominated by the historic Djokovic-Nadal rivalry. Being born just one year apart, the pair have had ample opportunity to play one another, and in their many meetings have produced some of the best tennis matches of the modern era. Djokovic is the top ranked player at the time of writing, and looks set to overtake Nadal’s 102 weeks at the top spot, currently sitting at 99 weeks.
That is of course, if Nadal’s impressive win over Djokovic in the final of the US Open doesn’t give him the edge by year’s end – a possibility Djokovic is aware of. Nadal made an impressive return in February after missing a large chunk of 2012 and early 2013 due to injury, and so going into the next few months he has no ATP ranking points to defend (as he did not compete in those tournaments last year) and so has everything to gain and very little to lose. As such, prevailing odds on sports betting websites have Nadal down as favorite to end the year at the top of the rankings, but with tournaments still left to play, this is far from a sure thing.
For one thing, whilst Nadal and Djokovic are both serious competitors for world number one, Andy Murray cannot be discounted. The British player seems poised to continue breaking through to the next level after winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and earlier this year becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon Championships since Fred Perry in 1936. However, Murray’s momentum has cooled off a little since then, with a quarterfinals exit in the US Open surely hindering his chances of rising to number one for the moment. Murray’s reaction to the loss was considerably quieter on his Twitter account than it was on the court, but tennis fans will be watching intently to see whether he can turn his frustrations into a return to form.
Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the Nadal-Djokovic rivalry and Murray’s ascent is Roger Federer, considered by some to be the best tennis player of all time. Federer holds the record for the most weeks spent at the top of the rankings, and he believes that he can once again become number one, despite some critics suggesting that he is simply too old to compete on that level. Could Federer do it? Only time will tell, but his prior record and some of the odds available on bookmaker sportsbook websites will make it an attractive punt for some fans. Whilst Nadal looks set to finish the year on top, stiff competition from Djokovic, Murray and Federer will make sure that there are plenty of twists and turns along the way, and the best sports betting sites will have updated odds all along the way.