The final tennis major of the season begins on Monday with the US Open. The finals will take place at Flushing Meadows which has been the home of the US tournament for tennis stars since the men’s singles started in 1881. Next week will see the popular tournament return from the 25th August to 8th September.
Within touching distance of a Grand Slam, the World No.2, defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal, announced his withdrawal from the tournament with a wrist injury leaving Djokovic, now seeded at No.1 in the running to be crowed 2014’s US Open winner. Fresh from his win at Wimbledon, Djokovic is priced at 11/10, closely followed behind is five time US Open veteran Roger Federer at 3/1 and Murray at 4/1 with bet365. Andy will have tough competition from his rivals with his seed dropping to No.8, can Murray beat the odds?
Two other players who are strong contenders are Wawrinka (12/1) and Raonic (22/1). After Wawrinka’s success at the Australian Open will the motivation from winning this tournament help him to reach the US Open finals to beat his conqueror Djokovic, after losing to him at the US Open in 2013? Could 2014 be Wawrinka’s year to shine and lift the trophy?
In the women’s, Serena has been on great form and continues to hold the title for best female tennis player worldwide. Will Serena be the one to beat at the US Open and win her 5th title this year? With odds at 13/8 at bet365, the No.1 seed won her first Cincinnati title defeating Ivanovic with a win of 6-4, 6-1. Will Serena’s victory at give her the confidence to fend off the competition of Sharopova at 11/2 who lost out to Ivanovic in Sundays Western and Sothern Open? With Ivanovic in fighting spirit and like 2013 Wimbledon Champion – Murray she has also claimed Top 8 seed in the US Open.
bet365 will be live streaming the tournament action as it unfolds and customers can be part of the action taking place on Courts 5, 11, 13 and 17, Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong and the Grandstand.
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The US Open gets underway on Monday 25th August as the world’s top players head to New York for the final Grand Slam of the year.
With Rafael Nadal unable to defend his crown through injury, the Men’s title appears to be an open contest. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, winners in 2011 and 2012 respectively, will be looking to make another appearance in the final but face competition from in-form Roger Federer who has lifted the trophy on five previous occasions. In the Women’s draw, Serena Williams aims for a third consecutive title as she heads the betting from a host of top players including Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska and 2013 runner-up Victoria Azarenka.