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Tennis Odds – What’s in Store for Tour Finals and 2016?

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams dominated the tennis landscape during 2015. Both had legitimate opportunities to win the Grand Slam with each settling for three titles. Will they repeat those performances come 2016 or will new faces emerge as dominant forces on tour?

Before we get to 2016, of course, there’s still the small matter of the World Tour Finals. The field is starting to take shape, but a few of the coveted top-eight spots remain up for grabs, and one spot in particular – reserved for Andy Murray – is in limbo, as the Briton has threatened to skip the tournament to prepare for his nation’s Davis Cup tie with Belgium. ATP president Chris Kermode was not shy about his opposition to that plan.

Will Murray lace’em up come November? Who else will snag a berth in the final tourney of the year? And who’s going to find success in the Slams and the Olympics (in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) come 2016?

We take a look at the odds for all of that and more.

2015-16 ATP/WTA Tour Odds:

Odds to move into the top eight in the ATP rankings (and qualify for the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals):

Richard Gasquet 10/1

Kevin Anderson 15/1

John Isner 15/1

Milos Raonic 20/1


Odds to be bumped from the top eight in the ATP rankings:

David Ferrer 7/1

Rafael Nadal 15/1

Kei Nishikori 15/1


Andy Murray/ATP World Tour Finals odds: 

Odds Murray plays all three round-robin matches 1/2

Odds Murray plays fewer than three round-robin matches 2/1

Odds Murray does not play at all 7/2


Odds of winning the 2016 Olympic gold medal in men’s singles:

Novak Djokovic 6/5

Roger Federer 7/1

Andy Murray 7/1

Rafael Nadal 10/1

Stan Wawrinka 12/1

Thomaz Bellucci (top-ranked Brazilian male) 250/1


Odds of winning the 2016 Olympic gold medal in women’s singles:

Serena Williams 9/5

Maria Sharapova 8/1

Teliana Pereira (top-ranked Brazilian female) 250/1


Odds of Serena Williams and Venus Williams winning the 2016 Olympic gold medal in doubles: 3/1


Odds of Bob and Mike Bryan winning the 2016 Olympic gold medal in doubles: 5/1

Odds the following players win at least one Grand Slam in 2016:

Novak Djokovic 1/4

Roger Federer 3/1

Andy Murray 3/1

Rafael Nadal 4/1

Stan Wawrinka 11/2


Odds the following male players win their first Grand Slam in 2016:

Tomas Berdych 6/1

Kei Nishikori 6/1

John Isner 10/1

Milos Raonic 10/1

Grigor Dimitrov 12/1

David Ferrer 12/1


Odds of the following female players winning their first Grand Slam in 2016:

Simona Halep 7/2

Madison Keys 9/2

Belinda Bencic 5/1

Eugenie Bouchard 5/1

Caroline Wozniacki 5/1

Garbine Muguruza 6/1

Agnieszka Radwanska 6/1

Lucie Safarova 6/1

Sloane Stephens 6/1


Odds that a US male advances to the following point at a Grand Slam in 2016:

Finals 15/1

Semi-Finals 15/2

Quarter-Finals 2/1

Round of 16 1/4


Odds of a Federer/Nadal Grand Slam singles final in 2016: 5/1


Odds of Rafael Nadal winning the French Open in 2016: 3/1


Over/Under on Grand Slam singles titles for Novak Djokovic in 2016: 2.5


Over/Under on Grand Slam singles titles for Serena Williams in 2016:  2


Over/Under on Grand Slam singles titles, combined, for Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams in 2016: 4.5


Odds Maria Sharapova reaches a Grand Slam singles final in 2016: 1/2


Odds Maria Sharapova defeats Serena Williams in a match in 2016: 7/2


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