Latest US Open Tips & Predictions
The 2017 US Open will be played later this month at Flushing Meadows. Get the latest 2017 US Open tips & predictions throughout the duration of the tournament.
The road to the Flushing Meadows has gotten a lot more interesting, with the young guns taking the tour by storm.
Last week was the Rogers Cup, which was a prelude of what one can expect in the US Open 2017. With season slowly reaching its exciting, yet inevitable end, many players are slowly beginning to realize their body may not be able to go the distance.
In the men’s half, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are already set to miss the rest of the season owing to injury concerns, while many other players are still battling it through.
The last Grand Slam of the year is a prestigious one and everyone would want to be physically fit in order to do their best. This gives an edge to the young players, who are still beginning to test their physical limits.
The Rogers Cup was an exciting affair, which saw the 20 year old German Alexander Zverev beat the Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the final in straight sets.
By doing so, he won his second Masters tournament of the year, coincidentally, by defeating a top three player in the final (in the Italian Open, he routed Djokovic in straight sets).
The 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov also rose to stardom in Montreal last week, when he made it all the way to the semifinal. His journey involved defeating the likes of Juan Martin Del Potro and Nadal, which must have come as a great confidence boost to the youngster.
To say the least, things have been quite crazy in the women’s half too.
The 22-year-old Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved up for the fourth place in the rankings when she won the Rogers Cup after defeating the veteran Dane Caroline Wozniacki in the final.
That title was her fifth one of this season and with that remarkable feat, she now leads in the Race to Singapore.
But the tale of surprises just doesn’t end there. World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova reached the quarterfinal, along with Garbine Mugurza and Simona Halep.
Needless to mention, the three ladies have been quite consistent on the tour off lately, with Muguruza recently winning the Wimbledon.
They have made regular appearances in the final rounds of many events. While a title has eluded Halep, she is still on the second place in the rankings, owing to her terrific consistency. Remarkably enough, none of the experienced ladies have been able to match up to their level of play.
Now, with Cincinnati Masters set to be the last Masters event before the US Open, one ought to wonder who will we see in action this week.
Among the men’s half, Kei Nishikori, along with Andy Murray and Marin Cilic have withdrawn from the event. And to make matters less interesting for the fans in Cincinnati, they won’t be seeing Roger Federer in action either, who opted to rest before the final showdown in Flushing Meadows.
Among the ladies, we won’t be seeing Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka could miss out because of a custody battle for her son.
However, the action here will be intense as all the top 10 players are playing in the event.
While the playing field in men’s half will now feature mainly young lads and a few regulars on the tour, this will certainly come as a good news to the Spaniard Nadal.
With Federer and Murray set to miss the action in Cinci, he is set to become the World No. 1 from August 21. He certainly deserves this throne, especially after the effort he has put in this season. He has played some of the best tennis of his career, which brought him four titles, including the Roland Garros.
Now, one thing he needs to be on the lookout for is avoiding an injury scare.
In Cincinnati, we can expect a great show from Zverev and the Austrian Dominic Thiem, who has been quite relentless this year. The likes of Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov have a chance to build their rhythm, but it’s hard to say how far they will go against the rising stars.
Latest US Open Tips & Odds:
Men’s Singles Winner Odds:
Rafael Nadal: 11/8
Roger Federer: 13/8
Kevin Anderson: 7/1
Juan Martin del Potro: 10/1
Pablo Carreno Busta: 12/1
Andrey Rublev: 40/1
Women’s Singles Winner Odds:
Karolina Pliskova: 11/4
Venus Williams: 3/1
Madison Keys: 3/1
Sloane Stephens: 9/2
Coco Vandeweghe: 8/1
Kaia Kanepi: 25/1
Our US Open Tips:
Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to win the US Open: 2/7 (with Paddy Power)