The US Open takes place in New York with Hard Court as the chosen surface for the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.
At the age of 36, Roger Federer continues to be one of the best players in the game. With a brilliant 36 – 3 record in 2017, it’s just a matter of time before Federer reclaims the ATP World Tour ranking leadership. Nevertheless, there are some concerns regarding Roger’s physical condition after his recent withdrawal from the Western & Southern Open due to a back injury. Adding to this, the Swiss failed to win the US Open title in his previous seven appearances in New York. Due to the doubts regarding Federer’s fitness, our suggestion is for you to avoid placing any bet on Roger’s outright at +189 at Pinnacle.
The world no.6 – Alexander Zverev – is trying to become the youngest player to win a Grand Slam title since Juan Martin Del Potro at the US Open in 2009. Despite his young age, Zverev holds an incredible 48 – 15 record in 2017 with two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles on his resume already. The draw was also very kind to Zverev with the 20-year-old German as the main favorite to win the 3rd quarter at +138 at Coral. Due to Marin Cilic’s recent physical problems, placing a bet on the German to reach the semifinals may be an interesting approach to this tournament. However, Alexander never made it into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event on his previous nine appearances in majors.
Player to Keep an Eye
After winning the Western & Southern Open title in Cincinnati, Grigor Dimitrov is definitely a player to keep an eye in Flushing Meadows. Despite his disappointing 8 – 7 career record on this event, Dimitrov is going through the best moment in his career with an outstanding 70.83% winning record in 2017. Taking a look now at Grigor’s draw on this event, Rafael Nadal is the main threat on his path. However, the Spaniard might not be at 100% due to a knee injury. With this in mind, there is clear value on Dimitrov’s tennis betting odds to win the 1st quarter at +400 at Ladbrokes.
Player to Fade
The two-time Grand Slam champion – Garbine Muguruza – is trying to become the first Spanish female player to win the US Open since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in 1994. After her triumph in Cincinnati, Muguruza is the main favorite to lift the trophy in New York at +450 at William Hill.
Despite her brilliant 73.24% overall record on Grand Slam events, the 23-year-old only won 33.33% of the matches played throughout her career in Flushing Meadows. Adding to this, it won’t be easy for Garbine to handle the expectations of being the big favorite to win after her victories in Wimbledon and Cincinnati. Having said that, our advice is for you to fade Muguruza throughout this tournament since we can’t find any value on her current odds.
Player to Keep an Eye
Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Venus Williams. After reaching the Australian Open and Wimbledon final, Venus is trying to go a step further in New York and claim her 8th Grand Slam title. Despite her lack of success in Toronto and Cincinnati, the 37-year-old American can never be underestimated on Majors. With this in mind, our recommendation is for you to add Williams to your betting picks with a small stake to win the tournament at +2000 at Bet365.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:35 PM CDT