2014 US Open: betting tips and odds

2014 US Open: betting tips and odds

Written by James Martin on 29 Aug 2014

Get a quick overview of all the favourites to win the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships and find the best betting odds.

The 2014 US Open competition kicked off last Monday. As usual, we expect surprises and sensations in the last Grand Slam of the season. In addition, this year, bookmaker’s favourites and betting odds have been affected by Rafael Nadal and Juan Martín Del Potro's withdrawals. Amongst the remaining players, who will win the competition?

In the men’s game, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are unsurprising the favourites to win the title in New York. A bet on the current top-ranked player to win the tournament pays nice dividends, @2.25 from Bet365 and Sportsbet. It’s one of the highest price offered for the Serbian player to win a Grand Slam this year. You also will get decent odds betting on Roger Federer’s victory at the 2014 US Open (between @3.50 and @3.75). After his great performances at the Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters, betting on Federer to catch a sixth US Open title is a very good option.

Behind the two big favourites, some players stand out among competitors. With betting odds fluctuating between @8 and @10, Andy Murray is the third best option according to bookies. The Scottish player recently said that he was in a good physical condition but in our opinion, he seems to feel nervous and not really self-confident. Stan Wawrinka may be a good alternative (@13) but, after his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Aussie Open final, it’s unlikely that he’ll win a second Grand Slam in 2014. If you are determined to place an outside bet on the 2014 US Open, as a tennis betting tip we recommend you to bet on Milos Raonic (@23) to win the competition. The Canadian may surprise you in the tournament. There is no real danger for him before quarters, where he will potentially face Wawrinka. In this hypothetical encounter, he is clearly our favourite to win the match. Then, with luck and playing to his highest level, Raonic will get the opportunity to beat Djokovic in semifinals and reach his first US Open final.

In the women’s competition, Serena Williams is clearly the bookies’ favourite (@2.20) and ours. It will be very difficult, even for Maria Sharapova, to beat the American on her home soil after her performance in the Cincinatti Open. It seems that Simona Halep (@8) is the only one who can potentially defeat her.