The US Open 2015 will start on August 31 this year and the final will be played on September 13, with the winners of the singles’ competition taking home a whopping $1.9 million as prize money. Check out the latest tennis US Open betting tips & odds below.
As the curtains fell on Wimbledon 2015, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams stood tallest among their peers as the Serb defended his crown while Serena wrestled back hers to complete her second calendar Grand Slam.
All eyes now turn towards the final major of the year at the hard courts of the US Open 2015.
In the men’s section of the draw, Novak Djokovic will hope he can regain the title he had lost last year when he went down to Kei Nishikori in a surprise result while Marin Cilic will kick-start the tournament as the defending champion. Bookmakers are favouring Djokovic for obvious reasons.
Serena Williams is a three-time defending champion and will hope she can complete a Grand Slam after having won the Australian Open, French Open and the Wimbledon this year. She looks to be unstoppable this year as she was when she triumphed in the US Open last year without dropping a set.
Interestingly, while Williams has continued to show the kind of form that has made her one of the best of all times, Djokovic is coming off two defeats in the finals of the Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters – losing to Andy Murray and Roger Federer in those matches.
Djokovic has had the fortune of not having either Federer or Murray in his half of the draw, which means he won’t be facing them till the final but what happens once one of them gets there? Will Djokovic have the wherewithal to make it his third Grand Slam title this year?
A look at the contenders:
Djokovic has won two of the last three majors and only a once-in-a-lifetime performance from Wawrinka was able to stop Novak at Roland Garros.
Novak has won one US Open and has reached at least the semi-final for the last 8 years and will go into this year’s tournament as the favorite. The nine time grand slam champion has been the world number 1 for three consecutive years and he consolidated that with a win over Federer at Wimbledon.
Second ranked Federer holds the record for the most consecutive US Open championships as he won it five times on the trot. He also holds the record for the most US Open titles in the Open era.
Federer played some of his best tennis in the two weeks at Wimbledon. Although the Swiss master was undone by a ruthless Djokovic, he still looks in great form and will turn up at the US Open as the second favorite behind the Djoker.
Andy Murray had a decent run to the semi-final of Wimbledon but was totally outplayed by Federer. The Brit won his first ever major at the Flushing Meadows three years back. He has been in the top four rankings continuously since then and is a major threat to all the players.
Nadal, ranked 10th, is the second most successful man in the Open era behind Federer. He has 14 majors to his name and holds the record for the most number of French Open with nine titles. Although the Spaniard is most comfortable on clay, he has two US Open championships to show for his efforts.
The 29-year-old has had an injury riddled last couple of years which has seen him slip down the rankings but anyone writing him off would do so at their own peril. When on song, Nadal is one of the best players this game has seen and he would like to prove his doubters wrong at the US Open.
The 33-year-old has been on a roll having won the last four majors. She has won the US Open six times and has been the champion three years running at her home major.
The world number one is one of the best ever to grace the sport as she won her 21st major at this year’s Wimbledon. She is now just one behind Steffi Graf and three majors behind Margaret Court who holds the record for 24 major singles titles.
Sharapova ruled herself out of contention because of an injury.
Latest US Open betting odds for men’s 2015 title here:
Novak Djokovic: 11/10
Roger Federer: 7/2
Andy Murray: 21/4
Stan Wawrinka: 16/1
Rafael Nadal: 28/1
Tomas Berdych: 66/1
Marin Cilic: 60/1
Milos Raonic: 100/1
Please comment if you want the latest odds for any other player.
Latest US Open betting odds for women’s 2015 title here:
Serena Williams: 8/11
Victoria Azarenka: 9/1
Simona Halep: 9/1
Petra Kvitova: 16/1
Belinda Bencic: 25/1
Agnieszka Radwanska: 50/1
Madison Keys: 66/1
Angelique Kerber: 33/1