Tennis Betting Tips: US Open 2016
(August 29th – September 11th)

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Novak Djokovic & Angelique Kerber could be value bets for the US Open tennis wins

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Men: Novak Djokovic to win @ 11/10 (2.10) with Coral

Women: Angelique Kerber e/w @ 10/1 (11.00) with Betway

This year’s betting on US Open tennis promises to be an intriguing prospect in both the Men’s and the Women’s events, with doubts over both the top-ranked players in the game going into the final Grand Slam of 2016.

Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic will be out to defend his crown at the US Open and on a mission to make amends for his early exit at Wimbledon and the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The big question surrounding the Serbian, perhaps closely linked to his recent shaky form, is that of his fitness, with a reported wrist injury leading to him requiring a short break from the game recently.

The main challenger to Djokovic these days is undoubtedly Andy Murray, who took full advantage of Djokovic slipping-up to win both Wimbledon and the Olympic gold medal.  The Scot could have his own issues with fatigue though, having gone on to make it all the way to the final of the Cincinnati Masters (where he eventually lost to Marin Cilic, so ending a career-best 22-match winning run) after the Olympics.

The question is, even if Djokovic and Murray are susceptible and not quite at their imperious best, who is there to take advantage?   With Roger Federer out for the remainder of 2016 and Rafael Nadal increasingly injury prone himself, Milos Raonic could be the biggest danger after an impressive year.  

Another threat is Juan Martin del Potro.  The US Open champion back in 2009 has had a career mired by injury setbacks, but is a top class performer on his day.  The Argentinean won silver in Rio and as a wild card entrant at Flushing Meadows is a player none of the top seeds will want to draw in the early rounds.

If Djokovic fails to win here, there will be growing speculation as to his decline being more than just a blip.  A best price of 11/10 for Djokovic to win any Grand Slam event bar the French is a rarity these days and might prove to be a decent bet.

Injury concerns affecting the World No.1 is also an issue in the women’s event, with Serena Williams having played just one tournament since winning Wimbledon, going down to an early defeat at the Olympics.

Possibly the biggest threat to Williams is from Angelique Kerber, with the Australian Open champion in good form after finishing runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon and then picking up a silver medal in Rio.

As for the other potential challengers, Garbine Muguruza has struggled for form since winning the French Open, but Simona Halep seems to be back on her game after a slow start to the year.

Agnieszka Radwanska is one of the most consistent performers on the women’s circuit, but just seems to be lacking when it comes to winning the top events.  Madison Keys certainly has the power in her game to be a contender, but has as yet failed to really deliver on her potential.  Then there’s Britain’s Johanna Konta, who is one of the most improved players in the game over the past 12-months.

Williams has won the US Open six times, but question marks over her fitness combined with the advancing years just raise too many question marks.  That being the case, Kerber looks the best alternative as a decent each-way bet here.

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