With the US Open around the corner, it’s time for us to look to the betting odds available, the main contenders’ chances and the highest value players to place a bet on.
The US Open takes place from 29th August to 11th September with great news for all tennis fans, since this year's edition is the first one with a retractable roof over the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
As usual, Novak Djokovic is the main favorite to lift the trophy, with the two-time champion priced at 2.00 on BetVictor. However, things haven't been easy for the Serbian after his triumph in Paris, with the world no.1 suffering two disappointing losses in Wimbledon and Rio de Janeiro.
After his first round loss against Juan Martin Del Potro in the Olympic Tournament, Djokovic decided to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in order to present himself at 100% on this event.
Besides Djokovic, Andy Murray is the other main favorite to leave New York with the trophy, with the 2012 champion offered at 3.63 at Pinnacle. Murray champion is going through the best moment of his career, winning not only his second title in Wimbledon but also his second Gold Medal in Rio de Janeiro.
These two players are clearly at a higher level than anyone else on the ATP World Tour and even though Djokovic's recent problems, it seems unlikely to see any other player reaching the decisive match in Flushing Meadows.
Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add these two players to your betting picks by splitting your stake between them.
After reaching his first Grand Slam final in Wimbledon, Milos Raonic is looking for another successful campaign on this event, with the Canadian currently priced at 17.61 at Pinnacle.
Even though Milos is currently ranked as world no.6, the Canadian already secured a place as one of the four highest ranked players in the US Open with his appearance in Cincinnati's semifinals, which means that he can only face Djokovic or Murray in the semifinals.
Due to Raonic's terrific results earlier this year in Melbourne and Wimbledon, we expect another successful campaign from the Canadian on this event, which makes him a good investment until the semifinals.
Player to Avoid
Another player who deserves a closer look on this analysis is the 2009 champion, Juan Martin Del Potro, who received a wild card to play this event's main draw and can be found at 21.34 at Pinnacle.
Del Potro reaches this competition after a tremendous campaign in Rio de Janeiro, losing only in the final against Murray. However, playing best of five set matches is completely different and as we witness a few weeks ago in Wimbledon, it won't be easy for the Argentinean to present his best level match after match.
With Del Potro still trying to find his best physical conditions and due to the lack of value on his odds, our suggestion is for you to avoid placing any bet on the Argentinean.
After winning the title in 2014, Marin Cilic is looking for another successful journey in Flushing Meadows.
Known for his powerful serve, Cilic loves to compete on this event where the fast court conditions suit his game style. Adding to this, the Croatian reaches this competition after a brilliant campaign in Cincinnati, with Marin clearly returning to the level presented in 2014.
Cilic can never be underestimated on this event and with a good draw, we might see him reaching the latest stages of this competition. For that reason, the Croatian is clearly a player to keep an eye on this event, with his betting odds to lift the trophy currently at 51.00 at William Hill.