Novak Djokovic vs Stan Wawrinka Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Djokovic vs Wawrinka | Wednesday 12 November, 2014 | O2 Arena London | 20.00
Defending champion Novak Djokovic faces Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday after both men won their opening ATP World Tour Final matches on Monday.
Djokovic is now just two wins away from again securing the No. 1 position in the year end rankings following his spectacular demolition of US Open champion Marin Cilic that lasted less than an hour.
“From my own side, it’s my first time being here,” debutant Cilic commented of his own performance. “Also, I felt that Novak played really, really solid today. In some matches, the score just keeps running. You are thinking a lot. You are always trying to find something. But whatever you try, it’s not working.”
Djokovic is now unbeaten in 28 indoor matches, an impressive winning streak that goes back over two years.
“I give myself a lot of time to prepare for these events, for indoor tournaments,” said Djokovic. “Considering how long the season is, everybody is mentally, physically, emotionally tired and exhausted. But this is where you have to find your last drop of strength and motivation to finish off the year in style.”
Wawrinka took advantage of numerous errors from his opponent Tomas Berdych in their opening Group A game to win 6-1, 6-1 in straight sets on Monday. The Australian Open winner immediately took control of the gaming, winning five consecutive games and dropping only three points on his service in the first set.
Berdych made 20 unforced errors in the first set and fought back hard in the second but never recovered from dropping his serve after the third game.
“Unfortunately, it was my worst match of the whole season,” said Berdych. “I did not feel anything good today.”
Wawrinka’s previous form had been questioned by some after having won just two matches since the US Open where he was knocked out in the quarter finals. His emphatic performance here on Monday will have gone a long way in silencing his critics.
“My recent losses really hurt me,” he said. “But I kept working hard at training and I never panicked. I knew my game was there. It was more the mental side that I needed to improve.
“When I feel good on the court, I’m ready to beat anybody, but I did not expect to win so easily [against Berdych].”
Wawrinka’s impressive display will be a comfort to the Swiss team ahead of their Davis Cup final later in the month, where he will be partnered with Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic vs Stan Wawrinka Betting Tips
Djokovic’s indoor record speaks for itself and he is the firm favourite to win on Wednesday. If Wawrinka continues to display the impressive form he showed against Berdych then he might manage to steal a set from the Serb. Betfred has a 2-1 Djokovic victory at 3/1.
Djokovic is certainly on form to win the first set and at 10/1 with Betway a 6-1 scoreline looks attractive.