Wimbledon Winners Federer, Muguruza Futures Book Odds Favorites at Coming US Open

Kevin Stott

Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:54 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 1:54 PM UTC

After winning the 2017 Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles Championship, Roger Federer and Garbiñe Muguruza head into the 137th US Open as respective odds favorites to emerge victorious in the last Grand Slam event of the Tennis calendar year.

With the Australian Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships now all in the book, the final leg of Tennis’s Grand Slam, the 2017 US Open, will be held from Aug. 28 to Sept. 10 from the 33 DecoTurf surface courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park section of Queens which was built in 1978. Here are early market Futures Odds for the ATP Men’s and WTA Women’s Singles competitions for the 2017 US Open from popular sportsbook BetOnline in odds and alphabetical order:

 2017 ATP US Open Odds to Win Men’s Singles—(July 27, BetOnline)

Roger Federer +165

Rafael Nadal +300

Andy Murray +500

Stan Wawrinka +1200

Marin Cilic +1600

Juan Martín del Potro +2000

Milos Raonic +2000

Nick Kyrgios +2200

Kei Nishikori +2200

Alexander Zverev +2200

Dominic Thiem +2500

Grigor Dimitrov +3300

Tomáš Berdych +6600

Steve Johnson +6600

Gaël Monfils +6600

Jack Sock +6600

Richard Gasquet +8000

David Goffin +8000

Lucas Pouille +8000

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga +8000

Roberto Bautista Agut +10000

Gilles Müller +10000

Sam Querrey +10000

John Isner +12500

Bernard Tomic +12500

 Men’s US Open: Hot Federer to Revisit Past US Open Glory? Nadal-Federer Final?

It’s been 13 years since an American has won the Men’s Singles of the US Open (Andy Roddick, 2003)—and 10 years since one has made the Finals (Roddick, 2006)—on the cushioned acrylic courts at Flushing Meadows with current odds favorite, Switzerland’s Roger Federer (+125 to win US Open, BetOnline)—coming off a record 8th Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon—Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Spain’s Rafael Nadal (3/1 to win US Open, BetOnline) all winning multiple times in that span. This year, it looks as though the 30-year-old Djokovic will miss the US Open with an elbow injury, with a bone bruise reportedly leaving him out for the rest of the 2017 Tennis season.

The defending champion in the US Open is Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka (12/1 to win 2017 US Open, BetOnline) who defeated the now-shelved Djokovic in four sets in last year’s Men’s Final at Flushing Meadows. With the 2017 Australian Open and 2017 French Open champ out and 2017 Wimbledon winner Federer in, this seems like a four-man race with the oddsmakers getting it right with Federer (31-2 52-week W/L), clay-specialist Rafael Nadal (56-13), Englishman Andy Murray (63-13) and defending champ Wawrinka (44-19) the four clear favorites in this market.

The two Americans with the best-perceived shots at making an underdog run at the Men’s Singles title are 27-year-old Orange, California native Steve Johnson (66/1, BetOnline; 36-24) and 24-year-old Lincoln, Nebraska native Jack Sock (66/1, BetOnline; 42-19), who won a Bronze medal in Doubles playing together in 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the 35-year-old Federer (317 Grand Slam Singles match Wins) playing so well, Nadal usually having more success on Clay surfaces and Murray better on Grass (12-0 on Grass L52 Weeks), the lean here is to savvy veteran Federer here to capture his first US Open Men’s Singles championship in nine years (after winning five straight from 2004 to 2008) and making back-to-back Grand Slam wins this Summer.


2017 WTA US Open Odds to Win Women’s Singles—(July 27, BetOnline)

Garbiñe Muguruza +600

Victoria Azarenka +700

Karolína Plíšková +700

Angelique Kerber +800

Johanna Konta +800

Maria Sharapova +800

Simona Halep +1000

Petra Kvitová +1400

Elina Svitolina +1400

Jelena Ostapenko +1600

Venus Williams +1600

Madison Keys +2200

Coco Vandeweghe +2200

Agnieszka Radwanska +2500

Eugenie Bouchard +3300

Kristina Mladenovic +3300

Belinda Bencic +4000

Daria Kasatkina +4000

Svetlana Kuznetsova +4000

Lucie Šafárová +4000

Sloane Stephens +4000

Caroline Garcia +5000

Dominika Cibulková +5500

Timea Bacsinszky +6600

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +6600

Naomi Osaka +8000

Ana Konjuh +10000

Ekaterina Makarova +10000

Roberta Vinci +10000

Markéta Vondroušová +1000

Sam Stosur +12500


Women’s US Open Analysis, Pick: With Serena Williams Out, Hot Garbiñe Muguruza Value-Laden Pick at 6/1 Odds

Like in the Men’s odds board with Djokovic, the Women’s Singles tournament in this 2017 US Open will also be without one of the sport’s big names, 2017 Australian Open winner Serena Williams who is pregnant and expecting a baby this Fall and not playing on the WTA tour again until 2018. So that leaves Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza (6/1, BetOnline), 27-year-old Belarussian Victoria Azarenka (7/1, BetOnline), current WTA No. 1-ranked Czech Karolína Plíšková (7/1, BetOnline, pictured above), 29-year-old German sensation Angelique Kerber (8/1, BetOnline), 26-year-old Brit Johanna Konta (8/1, BetOnline), 30-year-old Russian veteran Maria Sharapova (8/1) and maybe even 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko (16/1, BetOnline) to seemingly all fight it out for the Women’s silverware in Queens. The highest Americans on the Women’s Singles Futures odds-board for the 2017 US Open are Venus Williams (16/1, BetOnline), Madison Keys (22/1, BetOnline) and Coco (22/1, BetOnline).

Although no Spaniard has won this event since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario defeated Steffi Graf way back in 1994, and although the WTA No. 4-ranked Muguruza (2-1 lifetime in Women’s Grand Slam Finals) may be a bit better on Clay and Grass—the synthetic DecoTurf should be just another part of a long learning curve for the 23-year-old Muguruza (30-13 in Singles, 2017) who absolutely has the potential to make big name for herself once the legendary Williams Sisters walk off into the sunset and into retirement and who heads to the Empire State running off the fumes of maybe the biggest win yet in her career—that straight-set Singles win over No. 9-ranked Venus Williams—who have a chance to become the oldest-ever Grand Slam winner in this event—last month at Wimbledon. But bettor beware as the farthest the right-handed Muguruza (below) has made it at the US Open is to the Second Round where she lost to unseeded Anastasija Sevastova in 2016 (in 2 Sets) and to Johanna Konta in 2015 (in 3 Sets). But at +600 and with Serena out, there seems to be perceived value in the budding Muguruza.

2017 US OPEN MEN’s SINGLES PICK: Roger Federer +165 (BetOnline)2017 US OPEN WOMEN’s SINGLES PICK: Garbiñe Muguruza 6/1 (BetOnline)
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