The final Grand Slam of the season is here – and it promises to be as exciting as ever by the looks of things.
Who Can Win?
Many punters are naturally going to look in the direction of Novak Djokovic during their search for a good outright bet in the men’s draw, but the Serb has not been in the best of forms in Montreal and Cincinnati, losing against Andy Murray in the former and against Roger Federer in the latter. There is not much shame in those losses if you consider how strong those two aforementioned players are, but it still says a lot about the Serb’s current situation. In fact, he has voiced some worries himself, saying that his health has not been perfect over the last few months and that he wanted to get more from the lead-up to the US Open. There is hardly any need to despair, however, as he is not going to face any particularly tricky opponents in the early stages of the tournament, so he will have enough time for getting into the right shape before the final rounds.
There are two alternatives to Novak Djokovic – Andy Murray and Roger Federer – and we are going to recommend a bet on the legend from Switzerland for a couple of reasons. Firstly, he has been absolutely astonishing in Cincinnati, adopting a very exciting return strategy that is throwing every single opponent out of his comfort zone. Secondly, he has timed his form perfectly and he now sits in a better position than his biggest rivals. Finally, he has enough drive now to win what could be his last Grand Slam title.
In the women’s draw, it should be all about Serena Williams and the odds are decent enough for us to be able to recommend a bet on her. She would be a big favourite even with her biggest rivals playing well, but it is a rather hard task to point out someone who could challenge her current dominance. There are naturally plenty of things that could go wrong over two weeks, but that does not change our stance one bit in this particular situation.
In the quarter betting, we are going to recommend a bet on Grigor Dimitrov, who might be in a bad form at the moment, but who – unlike the other big names in his quarter – does not have any health problems worth mentioning. That makes him a very interesting punt if you also consider that he still has enough talent to beat every single player in the world.
Petra Kvitova also looks good in the quarter betting, as she seems to have recovered from her health problems in New Haven, beating plenty of strong players in that tournament and tuning her form just in time for the big one. Caroline Wozniacki could be there in the mix as well and so could Garbine Muguruza or Samantha Stosur, but we all know that Kvitova is capable of much bigger things than those ladies, so she definitely should be preferred in the quarter betting. The odds are nothing special, but they appear good enough to us anyway.
Finally, we are also going to recommend a bet on Simona Halep, who seems to be the second-best player in the world right now and who made Serena Williams work fairly hard for the victory back in Cincinnati. Her season looks like a roller-coaster ride, but the train seems to be very much on the ride up at this point in time, so that is what should dispel most – if not all – doubts surrounding her.
Roger Federer to win US Open 2015 (Best Odds: 5.00 @ Bet365)
Serena Williams to win US Open 2015 (Best Odds: 2.00 @ BetVictor)
Grigor Dimitrov to win his quarter (Best Odds: 6.50 @ Paddy Power)
Petra Kvitova to win her quarter (Best Odds: 3.00 @ Paddy Power)
Simona Halep to win her quarter (Best Odds: 3.00 @ Bet365)