Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune prediction and odds: ATP Finals 2023

Novak Djokovic
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As the ATP Finals commence, all eyes turn to the epic encounter between the seasoned champion, Novak Djokovic, and the young prodigy, Holger Rune, in what guarantees to be a clash of experience and ambition. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the ATP Finals 2023.

Our favourite Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune – match predictions

Rune’s triumphs in the 2022 Paris Masters and 2023 Rome Masters stand out, contrasting Djokovic’s wins against the Dane at the 2021 US Open and the recent redemption in the 2023 Paris Masters. Their history sets the stage for an electrifying battle at the ATP Finals

2-1 to Novak Djokovic @ 3/1 (4.00)

Since his Wimbledon final loss to Carlos Alcaraz, Novak has chosen his battles wisely and come out on top. He is undefeated since then, adding silverware to his name in Cincinnati, Flushing Meadows and Paris-Bercy. While Djokvic enters on an 18-match undefeated streak since Wimbledon, Rune lost 11 matches. The most recent of which came in Paris where the Serbian triumphed in a three-set quarter-final battle and we are anticipating more of the same.

Over 22.5 Games @ 1/1 (2.00)

Despite their limited playing history, duels between the two have been epic encounters with blows exchanged each time. Each of their four encounters needed a deciding set to separate them and we believe this match will go into overtime as well, despite Rune trying to get his momentum back and finish the year on a high. Expect over 22.5 games to be played before a victor is found in this 2022 ATP Finals opening fixture.

Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune odds

As expected, Novak Djokovic strides in as the overwhelming favourite with an 83.30% chance of claiming victory. On the other side of the net, the spirited Rune enters the arena with a 23.10% win probability.

ATP Finals showdown: Djokovic vs Rune – Serbian Titan takes on the Rising Star

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season:

Novak Djokovic preview

In scintillating form, Djokovic rides an exceptional 18-match winning streak, securing dominant victories at the US Open, Cincinnati Open, and the Paris Masters. His impending grasp on the year-end World No. 1 title, marking a record 399 weeks atop the ATP rankings, solidifies his stature as an unrivalled force in the tennis arena. The Serbian ace is 51-5 in the current campaign with six titles to his name, the most in the year by any player despite appearing in fewer competitions than his rivals.

Holger Rune preview

Despite a roller-coaster journey, the 20-year-old Rune clinched a berth in the ATP Finals. With three finals in 2023, including a victory in Munich, along with notable defeats in Monte-Carlo and Rome Masters, Rune’s unpredictability adds an element of suspense. Notably, his earlier triumph over the Serbian ace in the Rome Masters highlights his potential to upset the established order.

Novak Djokovic vs Holger Rune head to head

Their head-to-head rivalry stands at an even keel, with both Djokovic and Rune tallying two wins apiece. Notably, Rune stunned Djokovic in the Paris Masters final and repeated his feat in the 2023 Rome Masters. However, Djokovic retaliated with a decisive victory in the 2023 Paris Masters, setting the stage for an intense showdown in the ATP Finals.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 20:00 on 12th November.
  • Who is the reigning ATP Finals champion? Novak Djokovic is the reigning ATP Finals champion.
  • Where is the match being played? Pala Alpitour in Turin will host the ATP Finals 2023.

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