New Heights for Novak or Field Regression?

Many media sources are touting this as Novak’s greatest year.  He slam the door shut on Federer in pedestrian fashion by winning the Finals of the ATP Championships, 6-3 6-4.  He has won four in a row which no one else has done in history.  He ties Lendl and Sampras for second place with five of these titles.  Only Roger stands above him with six.  So we must examine if this was a new height for him or did the field regress under the fact that few if any can touch him on a good day.

Big Four No More

Rafa has made some recovery but the ravages inflicted on his body by his playing style can not be reversed.  Roger is doing wonderful at battling Father Time.  Andy is too swayed by his emotions in a negative way.  In fact, the only player who can keep up with an on Novak is a WaWrinka on a very good day.  He has the power and speed to keep up but not the complete game.  However his talents give him the best shot of any for upset potential in wagering.

Second Tier

Kei can not consistently throttle those in the top ten yet alone the mountain top.  Cilic has even more mental weakness than Andy.  Gasquet can have a really  on day and get a set.  Anderson is way too slow.  Raonic’s power he can handle with the return game.  Even those that might rocket up the ranks like a Kyrgios comes with their own baggage.  Berdych and Ferrer get a lol at their inclusion.

With the exception of a David Goffin at the right surface, no one in the up and comers have a shot.  Disinterest that comes with this level of dominance and injury are his two main enemies.  So yes Novak had a banner year with the field lowering itself a notch further from him.  Good fortune for us all in 2016 and we will see you next time here at APEX Tennis Betting.