Federer, Sharapova US Open Odds FavoritesPublished August 28, 2010 by OCR Editor
Women's race wide open due to absence of Serena Williams, Justine Henin.
The 2010 US Open tennis tournament gets underway at New York's Flushing Meadows on Monday, and the odds indicate both the men's and women's singles will be tight battles.
World number two Roger Federer will be aiming to resume his domination of the tournament he won five consecutive times between 2004 and 2008, with Bwin listing him as 2.25 favorite to win the men's title.
His arch-rival Rafael Nadal leads the challengers at 3.35, followed by Andy Murray, 4.75, and Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick, who carry the hopes of American tennis fans at odds of 12.00 and 14.00 respectively.
In the specials, Bwin is offering customers the chance to bet on several head-to-head battles, asking which player will finish the tourney in a higher place. The sportsbook is also offering 4.50 odds on Federer and Nadal meeting in the final (Nadal leads 5-2 head-to-head in previous grand slam finals).
In the women's tournament, Russian Maria Sharapova, 3.50, just edges out Belgian Kim Clijsters, 3.80, Dane Caroline Wozniacki, 4.50, and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, 9.00 for the US Open title.
The title is open for the taking given the absence of Serena Williams and Justine Henin, who both will miss due to injury.