Tennis Betting Tips: US Open 2017 Betting Preview & Predictions

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Alexander Zverev and Garbiñe Muguruza look value each way tennis bets at the US Open 2017 

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Nobody could have predicted the year we’ve had in tennis, with all three Men’s Grand Slams to date being won by the veteran duo of Roger Federer (Australian Open and Wimbledon) and Rafael Nadal (French Open), whilst the previously dominant duo of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have both struggled for fitness and form throughout 2017.

Djokovic (elbow), defending champion Stan Wawrinka (knee) and potential contender Kei Nishikori (wrist) are all absent through injury in New York, whilst Murray has declared himself fit after his hip problems.  

Even Federer pulled out of the recent Western & Southern Open with a back problem, although that appears to have been merely cautionary with the US Open in mind.  Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic also missed the tournament in Cincinnati.

Federer, having just turned 36 years old, is favourite to win a remarkable third Grand Slam title of the year and rightly so.  Nadal is the new World No. 1, but although he has two US Opens to his name, he’s not been a serious contender for a few years now.  Murray is simply too risky a punt given his recent lack of competitive action going into the tournament.

However, given the absences and the veteran status of the remaining star names, there has never been a better opportunity for one of the younger generation to make their mark with a Grand Slam win in recent years than this year’s US Open.

The player looking the most likely to shake things up at the top at present is probably the 20 year old German, Alexander Zverev, who described himself as being “very confident” going into the US Open, having won recent ATP events in Washington and Montreal.
Yes, he did suffer an early dropped in the recent Cincinnati tennis tournament, but he attributed that loss partly to tiredness from his earlier exertions.

Other challengers among the younger players could be Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios, but Zverev looks the most likely as things stand and we’ll take him as an each-way bet on the US Open tennis at odds of 8/1 with Paddy Power.

US Open Womens Betting Tips:

Tennis Victoria AzarenkaThere’s no clear favourite in the Women’s tournament and it’s an incredibly tough call to pick a winner.  

Current World No. 1 Karolína Plíšková was a beaten finalist last year and has the power and consistency that suggests a first Grand Slam title could be on the cards.

Other strong contenders include Simona Halep (another yet to secure that elusive first Grand Slam title), Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza and Elina Svitolina, but a case could be made for any number of players in the continued absence (quite possibly permanently so) of Serena Williams.

We’re going with the Venezuela-born Spaniard, Garbine Muguruza at 6/1 with bet365.

She won the Western & Southern Open a week before the US Open began, beating Plíšková in straight sets in the semi-final and Halep by the same manner in the final, having earlier seen off Madison Keys and Svetlana Kuznetsova in two marathon matches and seems full of confidence following her recent success at Wimbledon.

Muguruza has never previously gone beyond the 2nd round at the US Open, so that’s a betting negative.  

However, she’s the form player and has also previously won the French Open, indicating that she has the strength of mind required at the highest level to go with the talent.  At 6/1, she looks a decent each-way value tennis bet.

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