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Sinner now second favourite after overcoming Djokovic

Published on November 15, 2023
Chris
Written by Chris
Sinner now second favourite after overcoming Djokovic
  • Italian Sinner gets second in in Turin
  • Djokovic loses for the first time since Wimbledon Final
  • Alcaraz struggles for form, Medvedev wins

Home favourite Jannik Sinner secured a historic victory at the ATP Finals in Turin by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic. The 22-year-old emerged triumphant in a thrilling three-set match, winning 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-2) after three hours and nine minutes of intense play. This marked Djokovic’s first defeat since the Wimbledon men’s final in July.

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Tsitsipas withdraws with injury, Zverev beats Alcaraz

In a twist of events, Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrew from the competition due to injury. The 25-year-old Greek player retired from his match against Denmark’s Holger Rune after seeking advice from a doctor during the changeover. Expressing disappointment, Tsitsipas stated, “It kills me not to be able to finish this tournament.”

Sinner, now set to face Rune in his upcoming match, managed to end Djokovic’s impressive 19-match unbeaten streak in front of the home crowd. Despite the setback, Djokovic still has the chance to qualify for the semi-finals by defeating Polish ninth seed Hubert Hurkacz, who replaced the injured Tsitsipas. 

On Monday, Carlos Alcaraz suffered defeat on his ATP Finals debut against Alexander Zverev.

Wimbledon champion Alcaraz lost 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-4 to Zverev, who won the event in 2018 and 2021.

It is the first time the 20-year-old Spaniard has lost three matches in a row since March 2021, when he was ranked outside the world’s top 100.

In Monday’s other Red Group singles match, third seed Daniil Medvedev beat compatriot Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-2.

In the doubles, defending champions Briton Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram started their title defence with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Australian Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna of India.

Betting Implications

Djokovic remains favourite to win, though his odds have lengthen slightly. Sinner is now second favourite ahead of Medvedev.

At the time of writing Unibet have Djokovic priced at 23/20, Sinner 27/10, Medvedev 4/1, Zverev 91 and Alcaraz 10/1.

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Chris

Chris is a former athlete and a qualified PE teacher. He is a keen football fan, watching many matches at different levels throughout the season, and enjoys following many different sports. With betting and sports sites, he has a keen eye for detail and can to highlight positives and negatives for users. His experience in sport as a performer, teacher, writer and fan allows him to see things from many different perspectives.

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