The world’s best players embark on Paris for the Rolex Paris Masters, including Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvédev and Alex Zverev.
Tennis odds are available for the Masters 1000 event, which has been won by the likes of Arthur Ashe, Boris Becker, Roger Federer and Djokovic.
Medvédev is the defending champion and he has been well-backed with the sportsbook.
Djokovic Seeking Redemption
Novak Djokovic is seeking his sixth Paris Masters title, but U.S. Open redemption is likely the only thing on his mind.
He was ousted by Medvédev in his attempt to win the calendar Grand Slam, so getting a win over the Russian in the Paris Masters should be of importance.
The Serbian hasn’t played since losing in straight sets at Flushing Meadows, but we think the time away from the court is a good thing. He looked mentally frustrated at the Olympics, which carried over to the U.S. Open.
Since people complain about his celebrations during matches, Djokovic has decided he will also bring his roars to practice.
— Yousef (@ymanna3) October 31, 2021
However, Djokovic is now fresh and ready to fire. He’s the +140 favorite with good reason, but Becker believes a change at the top is inevitable.
“I think the changing of the guard has already happened. We don’t have a new number one, that’s still Novak Djokovic,” Becker told EuroSport.
“Something really happened. A lot has happened in the past two years and for me it is actually only a matter of time before one of these three slightly younger ones becomes number one at some point in the next year. It is possible.”
Becker has reservations about how long Djokovic will remain at the top, but he’s still the best player in the world. Hitting winners against the 34-year-old is difficult, and he’s the fittest player on the circuit.
We can’t look past the five-time champion.
Will There Be a Repeat?
We think there is every chance Daniil Medvédev and Djokovic will meet in the Paris Masters final.
They are the best players in the tournament, and although Alex Zverev comes off a win in the Vienna Open, he faces a much harder field this week.
Medvédev was beaten by Grigor Dimitrov at Indian Wells, but he had a busy campaign after playing in the Laver Cup, so we don’t blame him for losing.
Markets have Medvédev at +400 to win the Paris Masters, but that’s not where we have found the best value. The sportsbook has a Name the Finalists betting option, which is offering juicy odds for a Djokovic-Medvédev final.
Tiafoe Making Strides
It has been a slow process for Frances Tiafoe, but the 23-year-old is steadily rising up the ranks.
His effort to make the final of the Vienna Open was impressive, and although beaten by Alex Zverev 7-5, 6-4, it was a step in the right direction.
Considering he was a qualifier for that tournament, he was happy with the week.
“I knew I was capable of a week like this,” Tiafoe said. “It is not easy to beat good player after good player. These guys are so good. To have a week like this and know you can do it and not just beat one top player but three great guys is great.”
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 30, 2021
Tiafoe plays a similar style to fellow American Andy Roddick, minus the mammoth serve. It’s a style he can tweak as he gains more experience, but he’s a player worth following in Paris.
Betting online markets have Tiafoe at +6000 to win outright, but bettors can get value for him in early rounds. He gets a relatively easy first-round opponent in Marcos Giron, so the confidence levels could get boosted.
Follow Fritz With Interest
One player worth following is American Taylor Fritz, who lost in the final at the St. Petersburg Open last week.
He got past some tricky players to make the final, and although coming up just short, it should give him a confidence boost ahead of the Paris Masters.
He made the semifinals at Indian Wells, so it continues a fantastic run for the San Diego native. Fritz was disappointed when losing to fellow American Jenson Brooksby at the U.S. Open, but he has rebounded well.
Much like Tiafoe, Fritz is a player to have on your tennis betting tickets in the early rounds. He’s paired with Lorenzo Sonego in the first round where he’s a -150 favorite.