2016 US Open Men's and Women's Betting Preview PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on September 2, 2016 02:10 GMT
After looking good in the last Grand Slam tournament, Canada's Milos Raonic is now considered the outright third favourite to win the US Open and can be backed as low as 11/1 with some books going as high as 18/1. Juan Martin Del Potro had a good session at the Olympics and will be hungry for success here – you will find the Argentinian trading as high as 20/1 with several popular bookmakers listin him as short as 14s.
Rafael Nadal, who used to always be in the top ranked contenders both numerically and in regards to the betting odds now finds himself floated out to a 20/1 price right now alongside Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka – who can actually be backed as high as 33s with a few of the top continental bookmakers looking to attract outside action.
The Women's Tournament looks to be all about Serena Williams right now but who she is expected to face in the final of the tournament is absolutely up in the air. You'll find Serena trading at a top price of about 8/5 right now with most bookmakers but a few have her as short as 5/4 and you can expect evens before too long.
Angelique Kerber gets the nod from the bookmakers as the chief challenge to Serena Williams and you will find her priced anywhere between a 7/1 shot and a 10/1margin. Simona Halep is worth respecting here as well and she is more or less within the exact same betting range there with a price around 8/1 or 9/1 depending on whom you're actually wagering with right now.
Garbine Muguruza can be backed as high as an 11/1 price and there is also plenty of buzz about Madison Keys who is currently priced anywhere from 11/1 all the way up to a 16/1 margin and that looks like it could be appealing – particularly on the each-way since you'll be able to get half of those odds on her just to make the final if you double up your bet. That's a fairly tidy price for an upstart contender with an 8/1 shot just to face off against Serena in the final.
Venus Williams is also in the mix here but the bookmakers don't seem particularly confident with her trading around a 66/1 margin.