Date: on the 12th of November, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: ATP Finals
Novak Djokovic (1)
The Serbian tennis player brilliantly spends this autumn, having gained titles at three of four tournaments and having lost only in the final of the last tournament.
Loss to Karen Khachanov (4:6; 5:7) in Paris hasn’t prevented Novak to head the ATP rating prior to the Finals.
The absence of Rafa Nadal and Juan Martín del Potro’s at London tournament narrows the list of real challengers for the champion’s title in fact to two surnames.
The potential rival of Djokovic in the final acts in group B and most likely it will be Roger Federer.
Bookmakers practically don’t doubt that “joker” will get into the main match of the London tournament.
From the beginning of August until the end of October Novak lost one more match.
Kevin Anderson was a rival in the Laver Cup (6:7; 7:5; 6:10) to whom the future opponent of the Serbian is often compared.
John Isner (10)
The American managed to be included into the list of participants of ATP Finals because of Nadal and Del Potro’s injuries who take the second and fourth place in the rating, respectively.
In the current season John can be proud of two titles that where gained on hard court in the native land.
The Spring Masters in Miami carries the special status and the gained victory has allowed Isner to enter into a cohort of the best tennis players.
The truth is that the John’s current form is far from being ideal as after getting into US Open quarterfinal he has got only 4 victories in 9 games.
After the Major in New York, Stockholm where he has lost to Ernest Gulbis (6:1; 3:6 3:6) in a semifinal became the most successful start for John Isner.
Further defeats from Gaël Monfils in Vienna and Karen Khachanov in Paris have only convinced that autumn Isner is far from Isner of the first half of the year.
Head-to- heads Djokovic vs Isner
Twice in his career the American has managed to win over the Serbian on native American hard court in difficult three parties. In the remained eight matches Novak was better than servebot.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Djokovic vs Isner
Djokovic to win – 1.11
Isner to win – 7.00
We don’t expect any problems for the first racket of the world in this match whether and aren’t sure even that the American will manage to reach a tie-break in one of the parties.
That is why we have got such individual under of the Serbian who carries the title of the most successful player of the ATP in respect of returns.
The current form of the tennis players is like night and day therefore the choice in the line is very clear.