After Wimbledon the US Open is probably the next biggest highlight of the tennis calendar, as well as being the final tennis major of the season, it all kicks off on Monday 25th August Flushing Meadows, which has been the home of the US tournament for tennis stars since the men’s singles started in 1881.
In the men’s singles, the news of Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal will have hit fans hard, the defending US Open champion and world number 2 suffered a wrist injury leaving him unable to reclaim his crown, making Djokovic who is now seeded at No.1 in the running to be crowed 2014’s US Open winner.
Fresh from his win at Wimbledon, Djokovic is priced at 11/10, closely followed behind is five time US Open veteran Roger Federer at 3/1 and Murray at 4/1 with bet365. In our opinion Andy’s odds are too short given his seeding had dropped to No.8 and his poor showing this year.
Two other players who are strong contenders are Wawrinka (12/1) and Raonic (22/1). After Wawrinka’s success at the Australian Open will the motivation help him to reach the US Open finals to beat his conqueror Djokovic, after losing to him at the US Open in 2013? Could 2014 be Wawrinka’s year to shine and lift the trophy?
In the women’s, Serena has been on great form and continues to hold the title for best female tennis player worldwide, which makes it hard to see anyone but Serena win the US Open and win her 5th title this year?
With odds at 13/8 at bet365, Serena will have to fend off Ivanovic, who she beat recently in Cincinnati with a win of 6-4, 6-1. Then of course Sharopova at 11/2, who lost out to Ivanovic in Sundays Western and Sothern Open, is also a serious contender for a final victory.
Watch the US Open with bet365
bet365 will be live streaming the tournament action as it unfolds and customers can be part of the action taking place on Courts 5, 11, 13 and 17, Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong and the Grandstand.
The Tennis at Flushing Meadows never fails to deliver and you can watch the drama unfold via bet365’s fantastic Live Streaming service. As always, there will be an extensive range of In-Play betting opportunities available throughout the two weeks with markets including Next Point Winner, Next Game Winner, Next Set Winner and Match Winner.
With a wide range of pre-match and In-Play markets, and a fantastic Live Streaming service, bet365 is the number one place for all your Sports betting.