The Grand Slam tournaments may have ended with the conclusion of the US Open, but there’s plenty of life left in the 2019 tennis season. There are still millions of pounds to be won, number one rankings to secure and countries striving to win the Davis and Fed Cups. If you are partial to a wager on the Tennis, you should always check out the tennis statistics to help you place more informed bets. They give you all kinds of useful info that can be the difference when it comes to landing that big win. Let’s look ahead to the big tennis events left to come in 2019.
The Tour Finals
With the Grand Slam events over for the year, the clock is now ticking down to the Tour finals. The next couple of months sees the top players taking part in tournaments hoping to secure enough points to qualify for these money spinning events.
First to take place is the WTA Tour Finals that take place in Shenzhen, China from October 27 to November 3. This sees the top eight players of the calendar year in both singles and doubles fighting it out in round-robin and then knock-out matches.
The past five years have seen the event won by different players. Last year the title was won by Elina Svitolina, but she still has some work to do to qualify for the tour finals.
The ATP Tour Finals take place at the 02 in London from November 10-17. Last year the title was won by Alexander Zverev, who wishes he could repeat that kind of form in Grand Slam events. He has a bit of work to do over the coming weeks to confirm his place in the line-up.
Players certainly have a massive incentive to make it to the respective tour finals. Just taking part guarantees players at least $100,000 and the overall winner could take home over $2m.
The Fed Cup
It’s been a big year for Ashleigh Barty with her first Grand Slam title in Paris. From November 9-10 in Perth, she’ll be looking to help Australia win the Fed Cup. This is the premier team tournament in women’s tennis and runs throughout the year.
Last year the Fed Cup was won by the Czech Republic, but they surprisingly lost to Romania in the last eight. Australia haven’t won this tournament since 1974 in the days of Evonne Goolagong. The Australians have beaten the USA and Belarus on their way to this final. They take on France in the final, who last won the Fed Cup 16 years ago.
The Davis Cup
Whereas the Fed Cup takes place throughout the year, the male equivalent has undergone major changes this year. 2019 sees a totally new format with the 18 nations in the World Group competing for the title in Madrid, Spain from November 18-24.
It’s a controversial change with matches taking place over a single day rather than three in the old format. Matches will also be played over three sets whereas they used to be played over five.
The defending champions are Croatia, but they are seeded second behind France. Other top seeds include Argentina, Belgium, Great Britain (who may have Andy Murray back in the team) and the USA. Just who will be playing though? Often the top ranked players have opted not to play in the Davis Cup. This new tournament begins the day after the ATP Tour Finals, so just whether the likes of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer play remains to be confirmed.