From Monday August 26 2013 until Monday September 9 2013, the top men’s tennis players in the world will be vying for the last grand slam of the season, the 2013 US Open Tennis. The men’s field has seen some turmoil throughout this season with former number-1 Rafael Nadal climbing the rankings and unheralded names like David Ferrer dropping Roger Federer down to number-5.
Who will win the last Grand Slam event of the year? Which of the players listed in this year’s Odds to win US Open will take home the trophy?
Former champions dominate the betmakers’ top five contenders. Current World No. 1 and last year’s losing finalist Novak Djokovic is the early favourite to win the title this time around. The man who beat him, the defending champion and World No. 2 Andy Murray, meanwhile, is only a close second at +160. Former champion Rafael Nadal, who was unable to compete in last year’s tournament, makes his return at +500. Don’t sleep on five-time champion Roger Federer, who is silently lurking at +800. The 2009 Champion, Juan Martin Del Potro, rounds out the list of top contenders at +900.
Aside from the usual favorites, here are some US Open Tennis predictions for this year’s potential dark horses. World No. 3 David Ferrer was a semi-finalist last year before ultimately falling to Djokovic in four sets. At +4000, he could be a good bet to go a step further this year. For those interested in a real long shot to win, take a close look at Janko Tipsarevic at +15000. This could finally be the year for the Serb, who has appeared in two consecutive quarterfinals.
The US Open has been unpredictable in recent times, with five different winners in the last five years. With all five past winners in contention, as well as a few dark horses ready to upset the field, the 2013 US Open Tennis figures to be a wide open race. It’s certainly anyone’s bet and anyone can make some big money with the right pick because we expect so much parity. For example a $100 bet on Roger Federer (winner of 17 Grand Slams) currently pays out $800 if he wins the US Open Men’s Singles.
View the latest lines for the 2013 US Open (Men’s singles) here
View the latest lines for the 2013 US Open (Women’s singles) here
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