Deep Field of Contenders in 2010 US Open Betting
As always, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year will be hotly contested, and there are a number of players with a legitimate shot in the US Open odds competition.
However, this year is different in one key aspect and that’s the fact that this year the US Open betting action is as wide open as it’s been in years. Over the past half decade men’s tennis has been ruled primarily by Swiss maestro Roger Federer and more recently by newly minted world number one, Spaniard Rapha Nadal. These have been the two favorites in nearly every single Grand Slam played over the past five years and during that time the US Open odds action frankly wasn’t all that interesting.
But this year there at least a half a dozen legitimate contenders in the 2010 US Open betting action and this could be the most wide open US Open tournament we’ve seen in years/
After winning the first Grand Slam event of the season (the Aussie Open), Federer is one of the worst slumps he’s played through in at least five years having failed to reach the semi-finals of the past two Grand Slam events. He’s now fallen all the way to #3 in the world rankings and gets older every day.
Likewise Nadal has never played well in Queens as the physical style of tennis he plays all but assures that his body will be broken down by late August or at the very least fatigued.
That means that with neither of these two dominant players at their best the US Open betting action could be wide open. Even world number two, Novak Djokovich, has his issues as he never plays well in warm weather and hit or miss in Grand Slam betting events.
Top ranked players to keep an eye on include #4 Andy Murray of England who certainly has the talent, #5 Robin Soderling of Sweden who has reached the finals in the past two Grand Slam events and #9 American Andy Roddick who has been slumping of late but always plays well in New York.