To say that tennis fans across the world are disappointed that they won’t see one more epic Grand Slam Final featuring Raphael Nadal and Roger Federer on center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the 2010 US Open betting finals would be an understatement.
A major one. But the show down between the world #1 (Nadal) and the world #3 Djokovic isn’t a bad consolation prize.
Ever since the draw released several weeks ago, tennis fans everywhere were salivating at the prospect of yet another epic Grand Slam title match playing out between these two rivals; the two most dominant players in the game over the past four years. And it would have been the first time that these two had ever met in the Finals of the US Open odds competition.
But there’s no use crying about what could have been when we’ve still got an awfully impressive US Open betting final on our hands for Monday.
The Men’s finals match was postponed due to foul weather on Sunday and will now be played on Monday instead. The delay should ensure a very high quality of play in the finals as both players could use the rest after playing a whirlwind schedule over the past few weeks.
That Nadal is in the final is no surprise to anyone. He has been a on a mission since landing in New York and has played with laser-like focus. His most recent a win, a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 dismantling of Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets in the semi finals, was just latest in a string of dominant performances here in the 2010 US Open odds action. This is the first time that the Spaniard has advanced past the semifinals and will certainly be looking to make the most of his first appearance in the US Open betting finals.
A win on Monday would be more than the 8th Grand Slam title in Nadal’s trophy collection. It would be his first US Open title and complete the career Grand Slam. Only two other players have accomplished this feat in the modern Open Era (Andre Aggasi and Federer) and Nadal would love to join that select group.
Djokovic will be no push over after ousting the heavily favored Federer in five sets on Saturday. But right now the only person that can be beat Nadal is himself and with the way he’s been hitting the ball lately that doesn’t seem likely.