The Tennis U.S. Open will go ahead as planned and kicks off on early Tuesday morning (AEST)! There are a bunch of big names in both the men’s and women’s draw that have opted out of the tournament, but there’s still plenty of top-end talent set to compete. Here, we take you through our best bets for the tournament and wish you all the best of luck if following. Let’s get stuck into it!
Headlining the major outs in the men’s draw are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal - arguably the two greatest players of all time. The pair have won 39 Grand Slam titles between them, which obviously means there’s an opportunity for someone else to step up and stake their claim.
Novak Djokovic is the clear favourite in the betting market at $1.80 - you can get $6 or better about the rest. The ‘Joker’ might look like the obvious pick here because he doesn’t have to compete with Federer or Nadal, but we’re expecting some strange results under these circumstances , which means taking an odds-on favourite to win seven straight matches is nearly impossible. For that reason, coupled with the fact that the US Open is Djokovic‘s second least successful Grand Slam, means we’re more than happy to back the field here.
If you’re looking for a value play in the men’s outright market, then Daniil Medvedev looks the pick of the bunch. He was the runner-up at the US Open in 2019 and will get a kind draw from his #3 seeding. Medvedev has teased as the next ‘big thing’ in tennis over the past 12 months and won’t get a better opportunity than this to breakthrough with a GS win.
It’s been a tough job for organisers of the women’s draw with so many top players opting out of the tournament. Six of the top 10 ranked female players won’t take part at Flushing Meadows, which leaves the door wide open for a first time winner, or even a 24th GS title for Serena Williams, which would tie her with Margaret Court for the most GS titles in tennis history.
Like usual, the women’s draw is a lot more of an open playing field compared to the men’s, which is reflected in the betting market. Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are tied for favouritism at a $6 qoute, and Karolina Pliskova ($9) is the only other single figure hope.
It’s always a tough job picking a GS winner in the women’s draw and these unprecedented times have only made it tougher. That aside, we do really like the price of either Naomi Osaka or Sofia Kenin to win the title. Osaka is a former US Open winner and has been in some great touch at the Cincinnati Masters where she’s progressed through to the final at the time of writing. On the other hand, Kenin was a dominant winner of the Australian Open earlier this year in a huge breakthrough tournament. You can get $4.50 for either to win in the ‘Double Chance’ market at Sportsbet.
The NBA Playoffs continue on Saturday with another important double-header. As always, we have you covered with some great spread and player prop bets for both games right here! read more
The UFC returns to the Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for a Fight Night card sure to provide its fair shares of finishes and violence. In the main event the Korean Zombie returns against Hawaiian powerhouse Dan Ige. read more
Another Friday night double header this week in the NRL as the Cowboys host the Sharks in the early game followed by the Panthers taking on the Roosters in the late game! Scooby has a full preview and betting tips for the clash here read more
The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more
Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more
Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more
Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more
The bye rounds continued over the long Queen's Birthday weekend with just the six games across five days for Round 13. Check out our analysis, Brownlow vote predictions for Round 13 and our current Brownlow leaderboard here! read more
Just the six games of AFL during Round 12 of the 2021 AFL season but that was enough for the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Dustin Martin, Darcy Parish and Clayton Oliver to add to their Brownlow Medal tallies. Who got the Round 12 Brownlow votes? Find out here... read more
We have a new leader in our 2021 Brownlow Medal leaderboard. After an amazing month, Melbourne's Clayton Oliver is now on top of our counts after Round 11. Check out who got our Brownlow votes and all the analysis from Round 11 here! read more
Some interesting games in Round 10 of the AFL season where the best players arguably came from the losing teams. Will the umpires see it the same as we did? Read on to find out our Brownlow vote predictions for Round 10. read more