Olympic Men’s Tennis Gold Medal Expert Picks

Olympic Men’s Tennis Gold Medal Expert Picks

Olympic Men’s Tennis Gold Medal Expert Picks

Unlike men’s olympic basketball, the world’s best tennis players have decided to step on the courts in Rio for the 2016 Olympic games. The Men’s Tennis Olympic Tournament sets up as the fifth major of the year as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal all plan on taking their games to Rio.

Which men’s tennis olympian should you bet on? Can Murray make it two huge tournaments in a row after winning Wimbledon?  Will Djokovic bounce back from a devastating Wimbledon loss? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.

Analyzing My Olympic Men’s Tennis Gold Medal Picks

Olympic Men’s Tennis Odds
PLAYER CURRENT ODDS
Novak Djokovic Even
Andy Murray 2-1
Stan Wawrinka 12-1
Rafael Nadal 15-1
Kei Nishikori 25-1
Marin Cilic 50-1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 60-1
Juan Martin del Potro 80-1
Gael Monfils 80-1
David Ferrer 100-1
Grigor Dimitrov 100-1
David Goffin 100-1
Alexander Zverev 125-1
Philipp Kohlschreiber 150-1
Jack Sock 150-1
Roberto Bautista Agut 200-1
Gilles Muller 200-1
Pablo Cuevas 200-1
Gilles Simon 250-1
Borna Coric 250-1
Benoit Paire 250-1
Jiri Vesely 250-1
Viktor Troicki 250-1
Steve Johnson 250-1
Kyle Edmund 250-1
Yen-Hsun Lu 300-1
Marcos Baghdatis 300-1
Thomaz Bellucci 300-1
Vasek Pospisil 300-1
Albert Ramos-Vinolas 300-1
Fabio Fognini 300-1
John Millman 300-1
Andreas Seppi 300-1
Guido Pella 300-1
Dustin Brown 300-1
Thanasi Kokkinakis 300-1
Gastao Elias 400-1
Federico Delbonis 400-1
Robin Haase 400-1
Martin Klizan 400-1
Teymuraz Gabashvili 400-1
Robin Haase 400-1
Martin Klizan 400-1
Teymuraz Gabashvili 400-1
Jan-Lennard Struff 400-1
Lukas Rosol 400-1
Nikoloz Basilashvili 400-1
Damir Dzumhur 400-1
Malek Jaziri 500-1
Joao Sousa 500-1
Jordan Thompson 500-1
Victor Estrella Burgos 500-1
Denis Kudla 500-1
Andrey Kuznetsov 500-1
Brian Baker 500-1
Illya Marchenko 500-1
Dudo Sela 500-1
Juan Monaco 500-1
Jerzy Janowicz 500-1
Denis Istoman 500-1
Mirza Basic 500-1
Evgeny Donskoy 500-1
Rogerio Dutra Silva 500-1
Ricardas Berankis 750-1
Paolo Lorenzi 750-1
Darian King 1000-1

The Odds-On Favorite Pick To Win Men’s Tennis Gold In Rio: Novak Djokovic Even

Everybody plays on the same hardcourt surface at the Olympics. Not that it matters to Novak Djokovic. He can play on any surface. Djokovic should be the even money favorite although by the time that the Olympics actually start, he may end up as a -110 or so favorite. The loss to 28th ranked Sam Querry at Wimbledon was a big surprise. But it figures to be more of an anomaly. Although I hate taking low odds, and I won’t here, it’s hard for me to come up with a reason not to bet Djokovic to win gold at Rio.

The Smart Betting Pick To Win Men’s Tennis Gold In Rio: Andy Murray 2/1

The big question is why Murray won Wimbledon. Was it because Querry upset Djokovic?  Or, was it because Murray went back to Ivan Lendl as his coach?  I prefer to believe that it was because Murray went back to Ivan Lendl as his coach. Djokovic beat Murray in the finals at both the Australian Open and the French Open. The finals at the Olympics should have Murray versus Djokovic again. Because I believe Lendl has Murray playing at higher level right now than he was playing at earlier this year, I’ll back Murray to win gold.

The Longshot Betting Pick To Win Men’s Tennis Gold In Rio: Rafael Nadal 15/1

Nadal hasn’t played competitively since the French Open. He lost in the third round to Marcel Granollers. I believe that Rafa played through pain earlier this year. If I’m correct, and he goes into the Olympics at 100%, there’s no reason not to believe that he’ll be right there with Murray and Djokovic. On his best day, Nadal is still one of the top tennis players in the world. At 15 to 1 odds, I’ll put a few bucks on him to prove it in Rio.