The second edition of the ATP Cup will be held in Melbourne, Australia, between the 1st and 5th of February. 12 men’s tennis teams will compete in the tournament where Serbia is the defending champion. Their team is in the top favorites again according to the 2021 ATP Cup winner odds along with Spain and Russia.
The ATP Cup is a new outdoor hard court men’s tennis tournament which premiered last year. In the original format teams of 24 countries compete in the 10-day event in Australia, but this year it has been amended. In 2021 only 12 teams will take part in it in the beginning of February, before the Australian Open. The teams are divided into four groups of three, with the four winners advancing to the semi-finals. The winner of these games will meet in the final on the 5th of February. Serbia is the defending champion after defeating Spain in the final. Which can easily be repeated again thanks to their key players, Novak Djokivic and Rafael Nadal.
2021 ATP Cup winner odds favor Spain this time
After the recent top form of Rafael Nadal, online sportsbooks in Australia offer the smallest odds, 3.50 for the victory of Spain. Nadal won the French Open, his 20th Grand Slam title with a brilliant play against Novak Djokovic. Beside Nadal we can find world No13 Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Correno Busta and Marcel Granollers in the team, which finished as a runner-up last year. The first three players belong to the top 15. While Granollers is ranked 11th in the doubles, making the team one of the strongest.
But we can find similar power in the Russian team, with world No4 Daniil Medvedev and world No8 Andrey Rublev. Medvedev has won the ATP finals in December defeating Dominc Thiem in the final. If he can keep his form, his team can go all the way to the final. Their only weak point might be their double game as none of their players feature in the top doubles players. Russia has the odds of 5.00 in the 2021 ATP Cup winner odds just like defending champions Serbia. Certainly world No1 Noval Djokovic is the main asset for the team but their No2 player, Dusan Lajovic also played well in last year’s tournament.
Can Thiem lead the Austrian team to glory?
Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam title last year after becoming the 2020 US Open champion. He was also the runner-up in the ATP Finals in the last two years and jumped to third place in the world ranking. Now the 27-year old player can help his team to improve on last year’s result when they only finished 4th in their group. But to win the tournament might be a too big task for the team which has the odds of 7.00 to do so.
Online gambling sites in Australia mention Germany with the same odds to win the tournament. They have Alexander Zverev in the team who was also close to winning his first GS title. But he lost against Thiem in the US Open final. The Austrian also stopped him in the 2020 Australian Open semi-final. But Zverev achieved some other great results last year like defeating Nadal in Paris. His teammate, world No37 Jan-Lennard Struff is also capable of beating stronger players. While Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are the defending French Open champions in doubles. Their team can mean a threat to everyone, especially if Zverev will perform on his top level.