Tennis Special: US Open Betting Preview

Published August 26, 2014 by Amir G

Tennis Special: US Open Betting Preview

A look at the big competition ahead between the key players in this year's US Open Grand Slam and where to bet live on the matches.

The US Open Championship has gotten underway yesterday in New York. The US Open draws special attention yearly because it is the fourth and last major Grand Slam of the year. Two major players whose fairing in this tournament is super interesting are Serena Williams and Roger Federer; both have had a lackluster year in the Grand Slams and both are looking and are able to make history.

Serena to Break Bad Spell?

Serena Williams had a terrible year at the Grand Slams, not making it past a fourth round in all competitions this year. Having won the last two US Open championships, Williams will certainly be looking to end her abysmal year with a third consecutive title. Today at 3pm UK time, the five times tournament winner meets the young Taylor Townsend which Williams called "the future of American Tennis". If she makes it through, Williams might meet fierce competition by Maria Sharapova or Eugenie Bouchard who reached three Grand Slam semi-finals this year.  

Will Federer Regain Glory?

Roger Federer seems to be in top form: He finished runner-up in Wimbledon and Toronto and won in Cincinnati. The 33 year old Swiss warned that he is coming into this tournament with great confidence, and that confidence can further be boosted by the absence of rival Rafa Nadal who will not attend the tournament due to wrist problems. Federer begins his route to the title today at 3pm UK time where he meets Australian world No. 76 Marikno Matosevic. Federer already met Matosevic in the Australian Open earlier this year where he beat him in straight sets.

Djokovic and Murray

Federer will have to mind two big names vying for the title: 2011 winner Novak Djokovic and 2012 winner Andy Murray. Having beaten Federer in the Wimbledon final earlier this summer, Novak will be keen to secure two Grand Slams consecutively; yesterday he beat Diego Schwartzman in the third round 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Murray battled muscle cramps as he was beating Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6, (8/6), 1-6, 7-5.Stan Wawrinka, winner of this year's Australia Open, is also a player to watch, having beaten his competition Milos Raonic in straight sets.

Live Betting

The US Open is also a big event for sports betting. Make sure to follow the games and check out the many betting markets offered by leading online sportsbooks the likes of bet365, Winner Sports and William Hill.

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