The history of the US Open is one of differing surfaces and venues. It remains the only ‘slam’ event to have been played on three different surfaces (grass, clay and the current hardcourt), and only moved to its current location of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York in 1978 (having previously been played at Forest Hills and Newport). The US Open remains the only ‘slam’ to employ a tie-breaker game in the final set of a match, features the largest tennis-only stadium in the world (the Arthur Ashe Stadium – 22,500 spectators) and offers the highest prize-money fund for the singles champions ($3.3m). The only possibility punters have of making such a lucrative winning is by following the hottest tennis tipsters at Betadvisor.com
In the men’s event, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras andRoger Federer remain the only men to have claimed the title on five occasions – the latter having achieved this feat in 5 consecutive years between 2004 and 2008. Incredibly, Federer remains joint second favourite to claim the title seven years after his last success. The short favourite is unsurprisingly Novak Djokovic who will be aiming for his third slam win of the year and tenth career Grand Slam singles win, his second at Flushing Meadows. Backing Djokovic to win outright at this early stage offers little value, so top tennis tipsters will be looking for alternative methods from which to profit.
In the women’s draw, defending champion Serena Williams will be looking to become the first woman to claim the season Grand Slam since Steffi Graff in 1988, and tie the German in second place for the most career slam singles titles (22). The American will also look to go out on her own as the only woman in the open era to achieve 7 US Open titles – she currently remains tied on 6 with Chris Evert. Serena’s chances of achieving history were further enhanced with news on the eve of the draw that second seed and word number three Maria Sharapova had withdrawn from the event with a leg injury.
Despite the fact the tournament is only a couple of days old, Serena has seen her top-seeded rivals in her side of the draw ousted. Perhaps her most treacherous match up will pit her against fellow American Coco Vandeweghe who put out No. 29 seed Sloane Stephens – Serenais due to meet her in round 3 and tennis tipsters will be rubbing their hands in anticipation.
World Number 1 Novak Djokovic faces a potential quarter-final opponent in Rafael Nadal – the former world number one now 8th
in the seedings after a campaign beset by injuries.
Defending champion Marin Cilic faces a tough route to retaining his title. A third round tie against Grigor Dimitrov, 4th
round match against David Ferrer and Quarter Final match up against his defeated opponent in last year’s final, Kei Nishikori, means the Croatian will have to climb a considerable mountain to repeat last year’s feat.
With so many exciting and unpredictable match-ups to come, get on Betadvisor.com for the top tennis tipster’s top picks.
US Open Betting
Novak Djokovic – 2.00 Serena Williams – 1.72
Roger Federer – 4.00 Victoria Azarenka – 7.00
Andy Murray – 4.50 Simona Halep – 9.00
Stan Wawrinka – 15.00 ` Petra Kvitova – 17.00
Rafael Nadal – 17.00 Belinda Bencic – 19.00
Marin Cilic – 41.00 Caroline Wozniacki – 29.00
Grigor Dimitrov – 51.00 GarbineMuguruza – 34.00
Tomas Berdych – 51.00 AgnieszkaRadwanska – 34.00
All odds courtesy of Bet365 and correct as of 2nd
September 2015 (13.00 BST)
By: Steven Paget]]>