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2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Betting Tips – Novak Djokovic the firm favourite to defend title

World No. 1 returns to action at the Masters 1000 event as the ATP Tour continues the lead-up to the US Open
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Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon in his most recent outing and arrives at the Cincinnati Masters as defending champion (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 27 Aug 2019
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2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips & Live Stream


The ATP Tour heads to the 2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters as the world’s top male tennis players compete in a second successive Masters 1000 event following the Canadian Open. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer return to action after opting to skip Montreal, while the tournament marks the long-awaited return of Andy Murray to singles action.

2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Betting Odds


Below are the 10 players bookies have priced as the top contenders to win the 2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters. All odds from bet365 and correct on 11 August, 2019.

  • Novak Djokovic (2.50)
  • Rafael Nadal (4.33)
  • Roger Federer (5.50)
  • Alexander Zverev (19.00)
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (21.00)
  • Daniil Medvedev (29.00)
  • Dominic Thiem (29.00)
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (31.00)
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (34.00)
  • Marin Cilic (34.00)

2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Top Contenders


Novak Djokovic (2.50)


Novak Djokovic has once again firmly cemented himself as the undisputed king of men’s tennis. The World No. 1 has three titles this season, including two of the three Grand Slams and he arrives well rested after taking an extended break following his successful Wimbledon title defence. He arrives at the Cincinnati Masters as defending champion following his historic victory 12 months ago when he became the first player to win all nine Masters 1000 titles. It is going to take something special to stop Djokovic from being victorious this week.

Rafael Nadal (4.33)


Rafael Nadal created his own piece of personal history on Sunday when, at the Canadian Open, he defended a non-clay court title for the first time in his career. His crushing win over the in-form Daniil Medvedev in the final sent out an ominous warning to his rivals, but fatigue could play a part in Cincinnati given the quick turnaround. There is even a chance the World No. 2 could skip the event. If he plays, it will only likely be Djokovic who can stop him from adding to his 2013 title. 

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is aiming to win the Canadian Open-Cincinnati Masters double for a second time (Getty Images)

Roger Federer (5.50)


Like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer decided to miss the Canadian Open after reaching the Wimbledon final, and the Swiss heads to the Cincinnati Masters as the tournament’s most successful player with seven titles. The World No. 3 has had his best success this season on outdoor hard courts, with two of his three titles (Dubai, Miami Masters) coming in similar conditions to Cincinnati. Federer is drawn in the same half as Djokovic, so his best chance of winning the tournament will be if the Serbian suffers a shock defeat. 

Alexander Zverev (19.00)


Alexander Zverev’s meandering season continued at the Canadian Open last week when he was comfortably beaten in the quarter-finals by Karen Khachanov. Prior to Toronto, the German reached the semi-finals of the Hamburg Open where he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili. Given his ordinary form and drop to No. 7 in the world rankings, it is a surprise to see Zverev priced as ‘Best of the Rest’ behind the Big Three. 

Stefanos Tsitsipas (21.00)


Stefanos Tsitsipas has blown hot and cold in recent weeks, following a deep run at a tournament with an early exit. Most recently, the Greek reached the semi-finals of the Citi Washington Open only to lose in the second round of the Canadian Open. Based on that, the World No. 5 should fare well at the Cincinnati Masters, and he undoubtedly has the talent to go far this week.  

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semi-finals of the Washington Open ahead of the Cincinnati Masters (Getty Images)

2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Outsiders


Daniil Medvedev (29.00)


Daniil Medvedev has proved to be Mr. Consistent, both in his game style and results, this season. He may have been outplayed in the Canadian Open final, but it was his second straight title match after reaching the same stage at the Citi Washington Open. The Russian has the momentum for another deep run in Cincinnati. 

Dominic Thiem (29.00)


Dominic Thiem looked in good nick at the Canadian Open after passing tough tests in the early rounds against Denis Shapovalov and Marin Cilic, before a strangely subdued performance in defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals. Thiem showed in winning Indian Wells in March that he can succeed on the North American hard courts. 

Karen Khachanov (41.00)


We tipped Karen Khachanov as an outsider at the Canadian Open, and he lived up to our expectations by reaching the semi-finals. The Russian looks to be rounding into form after a largely ordinary season, and he has the talent to replicate his Montreal run in Cincinnati.

Nick Kyrgios (41.00)


Nick Kyrgios’ status as an outside contender all depends on which Nick Kyrgios turns up at the Cincinnati Masters. If it’s the engaging, smiling and free-hitting player who won the Citi Washington Open, then he will be a contender this week. But if it’s the sulking, disinterested player who slumped out of the Canadian Open, then an early exit is in store. We will have to wait and see which Kyrgios is competing.

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Nick Kyrgios won the Washington Open before losing in the first round of the Canadian Open (Getty Images)

2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Live Stream


Watch every match from the 2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters on the bet365 live streaming service. To access all of the matches, make sure you have a funded Sports account or have placed a bet in the past 24 hours.

Bet365 is available on any smartphone, tablet device or computer with a strong data or internet connection, although geo-restrictions may apply, so visit bet365 for the FAQs.

2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Key Stats


  • Six former champions feature in the 2019 Cincinnati Masters field: Novak Djokovic (2018), Grigor Dimitrov (2017), Marin Cilic (2016), Roger Federer (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015), Rafael Nadal (2013), and Andy Murray (2011).
  • Rafael Nadal is the only player in the field to win the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Masters double in the same season (2013).
  • Before winning the title in 2018, Novak Djokovic was a four-time losing finalist.
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2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters Betting Odds

We are backing Novak Djokovic to defend his Cincinnati Masters title. It’s difficult to look beyond one of the Big Three, and with Rafael Nadal likely suffering some fatigue and Roger Federer not beating Djokovic since 2015, the rested top seed should win the tournament.

Winner: Novak Djokovic $2.50 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units

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Novak Djokovic fell at the semi-finals following a defeat to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev.