ATP 2021 Season Preview: Top 10 Predictions

Serving Up Clutch Tennis returns for 2021 with a special podcast and article focussing on the year ahead in tennis.

Following on from a very heavily interrupted 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 causing enforced breaks across all of world sport, this years season is bound to be a rollercoaster with many question marks surrounding tournament structures, player performances and motivation still remaining unanswered.

In this article the Serving Up Clutch tennis team hope to clear up some of the ‘mystery’ surrounding the upcoming season, and give you some predictions for the year ahead. Between myself (Charlie), Luke and Jack (our podcast team), we have each predicted how the top 10 will look at the year end, a slam winner for all 4 grand slam events, the Olympic Games winner, a new ‘first-time titlist’ and a wildcard selection.

Despite the primary aim of this article being to aid you in selecting players for end of year ranking bets, or accumulators throughout the year, we also have a ‘friendly’ competition amongst the Serving Up Clutch tennis team, which will be score our predictions on the following scale:

Correct top 10 player pick: 1 point

Correct top 10 player pick in the correct position: 3 points

Correct grand slam winner/olympic games winner: 2 points

Correct first time titlist: 3 points

Correct wildcard: 5 points

Below are the predictions as listed above:

CHARLIE’S PREDICTIONS:

1- DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

2- NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

3- RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

4- DANIIL MEDVEDEV (RUS)

5- ALEXANDER ZVEREV (GER)

6- STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GRE)

7- ANDREY RUBLEV (RUS)

8- MILOS RAONIC (CAN)

9- GAEL MONFILS (FRA)

10- ROGER FEDERER (SUI)

Australian Open: DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

French Open: RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

Wimbledon: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

US Open: DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

Olympic Games: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

First Time Titlist: DANIEL EVANS (GBR)

Wildcard: JANNIK SINNER (ITA)

JACK’S PREDICTIONS:

1- NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

2- DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

3- RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

4- DANIIL MEDVEDEV (RUS)

5- STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GRE)

6- ALEXANDER ZVEREV (GER)

7- ANDREY RUBLEV (RUS)

8- DENIS SHAPOVALOV (CAN)

9- ROBERTO BAUTISTA-AGUT (ESP)

10- MILOS RAONIC (CAN)

Australian Open: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

French Open: RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

Wimbledon: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

US Open: DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

Olympic Games: STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GRE)

First Time Titlist: FELIX AUGER ALIASSIME (CAN)

Wildcard: JANNIK SINNER (ITA)

LUKE’S PREDICTIONS:

1- NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

2- RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

3- DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

4- DANIIL MEDVEDEV (RUS)

5- ANDREY RUBLEV (RUS)

6- ALEXANDER ZVEREV (GER)

7- STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GRE)

8- ROGER FEDERER (SUI)

9- DENIS SHAPOVALOV (CAN)

10- ROBERTO BAUTISTA-AGUT (ESP)

Australian Open: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

French Open: RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

Wimbledon: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

US Open: DANIIL MEDVEDEV (RUS)

Olympic Games: NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SER)

First Time Titlist: ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH-FOKINA (ESP)

Wildcard: JANNIK SINNER (ITA)

For analysis on the above predictions please give the Clutch Tennis Podcast a listen on the link below:

If you want to give your own predictions or suggest players we have missed, give our twitter @servingupclutch a follow and let us know!

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