It’s been an exhilarating few days at Flushing Meadows as the best of the best have clashed in an effort to claim the final grand slam of the year.
Following the shock exit of Roger Federer from the U.S Open at Flushing Meadows at the hands of Tommy Robredo, Boylesports has seen some support for Spanish giant, Rafael Nadal, who is now Evens from 6/4 to land a second US Open title.
Federer’s early exit from the competition means that Nadal and the Swiss player will not now meet for the first time at the U.S Open.
Nadal has found a tremendously rich vein of form ever since his heartbreaking early exit from Wimbledon during the summer months, and he looks on course to push any opponent all the way with his famously tenacious playing style.
Reigning champion Andy Murray is currently 7/2 to retain the title whilst 2011 winner and last year’s beaten finalist, Novak Djokovic, is second favourite at 9/5 with Boylesports.
Scotsman Murray must first overcome Denis Istomin in the fourth round before he can consider himself a title contender, although it’s expected he will win at a canter – particularly considering his successes from earlier in the year at SW19.
His straight sets victory over Florian Myer has instilled belief in many of his followers that the 26-year-old could actually defend his title successfully, and it’s certain that coach Ivan Lendl has the utmost faith in his man to beat away all comers over the last few crucial rounds.
His winning mentality was galvanised by the home support he received at Wimbledon, however in New York he’s underlined exactly how capable he is with some stunning racquet work.
Arguably, it’s now a three horse race between Nadal, Murray and Djokovic for the large cash prize of just under $2,000,000 dollars.
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic looks to be right on course to reach the big final after he completly dismantled Joao Sousa in his round four match.
Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at Boylesports said “Punters have been supporting Andy Murray to retain his crown at Flushing Meadows and the Scottish player is now 7/2 to do so.”
He added “We have also seen steady support for Novak Djokovic who is now 9/5 from 21/10 and this may be down to the fact that punters believe he can go one better than last year.”
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