The new year has kicked off with a new tournament in the world of tennis. The 2020 ATP Cup is the first edition of the tournament. Held by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), it is an international outdoor hard court men’s tennis tournament.
A typical tennis year traditionally starts off with the Australian Open being the first Grand Slam of the year. 2020 has instead kicked off with a new tournament that has a prize money of $15m. 24 teams will be involved in this winner-takes-all competition.
The 24 teams are divided into six groups of four for the group stage, round-robin play. The six winners of each group and the two best second-placed finishers across the groups emerge to contest the Final Eight.
Each tie will comprise two singles and one doubles match. The country winning two matches wins the tie. Every country will be guaranteed to play three ties in the group stages. Singles will be best-of-three tie-break sets. Doubles will feature No-Ad scoring and a Match Tie-break in lieu of a third set.
The ATP Cup may not be the biggest tennis tournament in the calendar year. However, it’s still going to feature a number of top names in the world of tennis, including Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Kevin Anderson, Tsitsipas, among other top names.
For these players, they will be representing their countries instead of playing for themselves. Since the tournament can be likened unto a tennis World Cup, players will be slugging things out as a representative of their country.
The tournament which kicked off on the 3rd of January has already witnessed some exciting action, with the likes of Marin Cilic, Rafa Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic starting out with wins. With the tournament set to end this week, how can you cash in on the tournament?
Identify Which Country Your Favorite Player is From
Betting on the ATP Cup is much different from betting on other tennis tournaments. This is because the betting markets only carry the names of the countries being represented, not the players. This means you will be betting on Spain instead of betting on Rafa Nadal while Australia is the country to look out for if you want to back Nick Kyrgios to win a game.
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For those not familiar with the country their tennis superstar hails from, you may find it difficult to win the bets placed in this tournament.
Be Ready to Bet on Match Winners Only
We know how much you love to bet on several tennis betting markets. The power to diversify is important in tennis as it gives you more leverage. However, being a new tournament, bettors only have the chance to predict the outcome of these games. Just that and nothing more.
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