Federer Odds Favorite to Win US Open

Published August 30, 2009 by OCR Editor

Federer Odds Favorite to Win US Open

One of the Williams sisters expected to win in women's tournament.

After an up and down 12 months that saw him temporarily lose the title of the world's best player, Roger Federer is now back where he is most comfortable - as the favorite to win the 2009 US Open, which begins Monday in New York.

Federer, who broke the all-time record for most men's grand slam titles after winning the French Open and Wimbledon in the last couple of months, is an 11/10 favorite at both Ladbrokes and William Hill to lift the trophy at Flushing Meadows.

Brit Andy Murray is 11/4 second favorite at both bookmakers, while Spain's Rafael Nadal - who has been battling injuries of late - is 5/1 at Ladbrokes and 6/1 at William Hill.

The only other players considered in reasonable contention are Argentina's Jan Martin del Potro, (9/1 at both Ladbrokes and William Hill), Serbia's Novak Djokovic (10/1 at Ladbrokes, 9/1 at William Hill) and American Andy Roddick (12/1 at both bookmakers).


The field is less open on the women's side of the draw, with the Williams sisters predictably dominating the betting odds.

In fact, one needn't even bother trying to choose between them, as Paddy Power is offering odds on the Williams sisters vs. the field. The Irish bookmaker is paying 11/10 for either Venus or Serena to win, and 4/6 for somebody else to win the title.

Serena is the more highly favored of the two, given odds of 2/1 at Ladbrokes and a slightly shorter 15/8 at William Hill. Venus is 11/2 at Ladbrokes and against shorter at William Hill, with odds of 4/1.

Elene Dementieva, Dinara Safina, Maria Sharapova and the comeback girl Kim Clijsters are the next in the running, depending on the bookmaker.

See also

Federer, Sharapova US Open Odds Favorites

Djokovic and Federer Warm up for US Open Finals

Tennis: US Open Round of 16

US Open Quarterfinal: Nadal vs Rublev

Live Betting: US Open Quarterfinals

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