Federer Leads ATP World Tour Finals OddsPublished November 18, 2010 by OCR Editor
Swiss champ is aiming for to win season-ending tourney for a fifth time.
Roger Federer is favored to regain his position as the world's best tennis player when he enters next week's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals as the odds leader at William Hill Sports.
The tournament - which pits the top eight ranked men in the world against each other - is notable this year for the absence of defending champion Nikolay Davydenko, who underperformed in 2010 and fell outside of the top 20.Who's Ahead of the Odds?
Federer, who has been involved in a long-running battle with arch-rival Rafael Nadal for supremacy in the world of men's tennis, is 5/2 to regain the title he has won four times, most recently in 2007.
Nadal, 3/1, has amazingly never won this tournament, while 2008 winner Novak Djokovic is third in the betting odds at 4/1.
Next in line are: Brit Andy Murray, 9/2, Swede Robin Soderling, 10/1, American Andy Roddick, 20/1 (the only non-European in the field), Czech Tomas Berdych and Spaniard David Ferrer, 25/1.
In Group A betting, Nadal, 11/8, and Djokovic, 13/8 are hard to split for top spot. Roddick and Berdych are 5/1 and 7/1 respectively.
Group B is just as tight, with Federer, 5/4, leading Murray, 15/8, Soderling 10/3, and Ferrer way back on 14/1.
The 2010 World Tour Finals will be held in London for the second year in a row. The final will be played on November 28.