Wimbledon-winner Murray can continue sensational season with US Open win
The final Grand Slam of the year is underway in New York, as the top stars in tennis battle it out for the US Open. After Novak Djokovic claimed the first two Slams of the year, Andy Murray roared back to win Wimbledon and the Olympic Gold Medal, meaning it’s tough to call who will win at Flushing Meadows.
Here at Sportsbet.io we’ve run the rule over the top contenders — so who will be victorious in the Arthur Ashe Stadium?
After an exceptional year, Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing the calendar-year Grand Slam were ripped away as he fell to Sam Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon.
He then suffered heartbreak when losing his opening round match of the Olympics and the two-time US Open winner will be looking to add to his impressive 12 Grand Slams.
Djokovic beat Jerzy Janowicz in the first round and should his wrist hold up, he’ll be a very good bet to go the whole way.
The Serb boasts a 71 per cent win record over Andy Murray, which will be a major confidence boost should he come up against his main rival.
Sportsbet.io have him at 2.20 to lift the US Open trophy at Flushing Meadows — a very sensible bet.
Andy Murray has had an incredible year, picking up where Djokovic has fallen, winning both Wimbledon and the Olympics.
In what is seen as a two horse race, confidence will be high for Murray after a 22 winning run leading up to the US Open and with Djokovic being uncertain about his wrist, Murray could well double his majors for the year.
At 2.25 with Sportsbet.io, I believe Murray will storm to a Flushing Meadows win as he looks to regain his place at world number one.
There is no doubt that Murray and Djokovic are the outright favourites, but I believe Marin Cilic could cause an upset — after all he won here two years ago.
He’s recently linked up with new coach, Jonas Bjorkman, so it’s hardly surprising that his current form is imperious.
The Croat is at 18.0 with Sportsbet.io and after winning the Cincinnati open he could give punters a run for their money.