US Open (Tennis) Tips, Odds and Enhanced Odds Betting Offers, 29th August – 11th September 2016
Just weeks after the world’s greatest players fought for Olympic gold, they’re now heading to New York for the final Grand Slam of the year. There are some great storylines heading into this week, with Serena Williams looking to make history. Can she overtake Steffi Graf’s record Majors haul? On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic is struggling for form as he looks to defend his title. Can he get back to winning ways?
US Open Betting Offers
- Andy Murray 10/1 Coral
- Andy Murray 12/1 at Betfair
- Novak Djokovic 6/1 Betfair
- Triple odds any player at 888sport
US Open Betting Tips
For once Djokovic isn’t the odds on favourite for this trophy. Usually he’s heavily fancied before each tournament, but early exits at Wimbledon and the Olympics have changed things. He’s been struggling with injury this summer and we’ve yet to see him return to his best. On top of that, he has an in-form Andy Murray to contend with.
Murray claimed Olympic gold after landing a second Wimbledon title. Four years ago Murray went to Flushing Meadows on the back of gold at London 2012. He won his first ever Grand Slam at that year’s US Open. Could the same thing happen in 2016? It’s hard to bet against him, given his recent form.
Murray recently won 22 straight matches, a run that was only ended at the Cincinnati Masters. Given his great recent performances, and Djokovic’s troubled few months, we think Murray is the value pick at 2/1 with Sky Bet.
Women’s US Open
Serena Williams has already won more Grand Slams than any man in history, but could she take the women’s record? She levelled Steffi Graff’s 22 at Wimbledon this summer, and now she is looking for a record number 23. However, since 2003 she’s only manged to win the US Open once after glory at the All-England club.
Williams has been beaten in two Slam finals this year, plus she played at the Olympic games. This has been a long campaign for her, and most of her US Open titles have come after early exits in the earlier majors, or after skipping one of the first three entirely. Having had a gruelling season, that makes her vulnerable. There are a few well priced alternatives in this market.
An end to Serena dominance?
Angelique Kerber will mark 2016 as her breakout year. She was runner up at Wimbledon and in Rio, while she won in Australia early in the season. That Grand Slam success has pushed her on, but she’s reminded remarkably consistent all the way through the season.
Beating Serena in your first Slam final is very impressive, and the German looks set for great things. She’s priced at 10/1 with Betfair ahead of the US Open, and that looks like fantastic value. While there are reasons to back against the favourite, there’s little going against 10/1 shot Kerber right now. AND, Betfair offer new customers £30 in free bets for just a £10 bet, making Kerber even more appealing!