The US Open Grand Slam is close to a conclusion, with round of 16 and quarter final matches set to take place over the coming days. On the men’s side of the draw, there are many great players still left with a chance of claiming the giant trophy at Flushing Meadows. Here are the odds for the outright winner of the US Open Men’s Tennis tournament.
Novak Djokovic is the clear favorite to come away with the trophy. After Rafael Nadal withdrew with an injury, Djokovic was the player most fans thought would emerge victorious. He lost in the final last year, is the number two player in the world, and is immense on hard courts. His odds are at 1/1 right now.
Despite his age, Roger Federer has shown some impressive form over the past few months. He was close to getting a grand slam at Wimbledon, but could not get enough decisive points at the right time. He will be looking to add to his huge grand slam tally at this event, and has sailed through to the quarter finals. However, his stamina will be an issue when he comes up against the likes of Djokovic. Does he still have the energy to compete with these younger players? His odds for victory are 5/2.
The third favorite for the event is Andy Murray. The British number one has fallen away in the rankings over recent months due to his inconsistent play. A change of coach has not helped him dramatically either. However, he has begun to look comfortable at this tournament, and will be a huge threat in the latter stages. His combination of great ground strokes and solid defense makes him an immense hard court player. Odds on Murray winning the tournament are 17/2.
There are a few other players who bookmakers think can pull off an outside victory. Stan Wawrinka is priced at 14/1, Tomas Berdych is at 20/1 while Gael Monfils is at 27/1. These players are unlikely to get past the “big three”, but one of them might be worth a bet if you are looking for an underdog to put your money on.
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