So far the 2012 US Open tennis tournament in New York has been every bit the
nail-biter as expected, with upsets here and there to keep things unpredictable
and exciting, particularly from a tennis betting perspective.
Take, for instance, the biggest upset of the tournament so far, when the number
1 seed Roger Federer of Switzerland was defeated 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 yesterday by
number 6 seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the US
Open, which concludes in Flushing Meadows on the weekend.
The loss for Federer was most surprising considering that this was the first
year since 2003 that he failed to reach the US Open semifinals. The Swiss player
struggled to find his usual rhythm during the match, and sensing weakness,
Berdych took full advantage, sending the five-time US Open champion packing.
Murray Only Has to Worry About Djokovic
While fans of Federer will be upset at his exit, fans of Andy Murray will be
thrilled because it means the Scot's two biggest rivals have been reduced to one
- Novak Djokovic. If Murray gets to play Djokovic and beats him, he may well be
on track to win his first ever Grand Slam tournament.
Meanwhile, in the US Open ladies singles, number 1 seed Serena Williams has
played like a juggernaut throughout the tournament as expected, dispatching her
rivals left and right, leaving few betting fans in doubt that she is well on
track to win her third US Open women's singles title.
As proof of this, the American produced an impressive 12 aces en route to
dispatching 12th seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-1, 6-3 earlier this week. So
it's not surprising most sportsbooks - including William Hill Online - have
posted the youngest Williams sister as the 2/7 favourite to win.
Here are the most popular US Open betting markets for 2012
Womens US Open Winner Odds
2/7 - Serena Williams
4/1 - Victoria Azarenka
9/1 - Maria Sharapova
33/1 - Sara Errani
Mens US Open Winner Odds
4/5 - Novak Djokovic
2/1 - Andy Murray
9/1 - Tomas Berdych
12/1 - Juan Martin del Potro
28/1 - David Ferrer
Posted by Anton Johan at 13:31 on 6 September 2012