Favourites for the 2018 US Open Men’s Title
The 2018 US Open promises to be the most exciting Grand Slam of the year. The tennis world is eagerly awaiting the moment when the first #NextGen star seriously threatens the old guard’s stranglehold over the majors.
Could it happen at Flushing Meadows? Well, maybe not. Since Roger Federer won his first major back in 2003, nearly 90 percent of Grand Slam titles have been claimed by either the Swiss superstar or his old foes Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Nadal, Djokovic and Federer each have a 2018 Grand Slam title to their name, but who will end the year with the most major victories? The trio are once again US Open favourites.
While the smart money will be spent on the dominant names of the game, there’s a fresh pool of talent emerging with the likes of Alexander Zverev seriously threatening to end the domination of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.
Who will emerge victorious on September 9th? Here are Bet UK's top US Open tips.
Novak Djokovic to Win the US Open?
The Serbian cyborg is once again the favourite to lift the US Open crown. Djokovic can move ahead of the legendary Pete Sampras in the all-time Grand Slam title winners with victory at Flushing Meadows, and few would bet against him.
Fresh from tasting victory at Wimbledon, Djokovic has been ominously improving as 2018 has marched on. 2017 was a frustrating year for the 6ft 2in powerhouse with injury curbing his powers, but he’s back to his very best and will be looking to add the final Grand Slam of the year to his impressive haul of honours.
The 31-year-old’s game has always suited the hard courts of the US major, but Djokovic has never quite hit the heights to grab as many titles at Flushing Meadows as he should have. Notably though, both times the Serb has won the US Open he did so on the back of winning Wimbledon. Will he do it again?
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Rafael Nadal to Win the US Open?
Nadal will undoubtedly be back in the mix for the US trophy he has previously lifted on a trio of occasions. The Spaniard’s recent Grand Slam record is impressive, he’s claimed victory in three of the last six major tournaments.
Crowned French Open champion in June, the three-time US major winner recovered from an injury-riddled start to the year to rediscover some form in time for the summer season. Of course, Nadal is one of the favourites for the 2018 US Open.
Often hailed as the ultimate clay court specialist, the 31-year-old is great fun to watch on the harder courts of the Billie Jean tennis centre. Nadal plays with an unbridled aggression on the asphalt and few would bet against him making the final and lifting the trophy.
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Roger Federer to Win the US Open?
Roger Federer won the Australian Open at the start of the year and will undoubtedly be in contention for the US title. Time has not slowed the 36-year-old’s reactions on the hard court. Federer has prepared carefully for the US Open, sitting out a couple of the usual warm-up tournaments in a bid to take to the American courts fully refreshed after a long season.
Federer appears to be coming into the US Open without any injury niggles which will almost certainly have him in contention. The Swiss has won the crown here five times, in a consecutive streak that ran from 2004 to 2008, so maybe he’s overdue a Flushing Meadow title.
Perhaps the greatest tennis player of the modern era, Federer’s retirement will come eventually but no one would bet against him adding a couple more Grand Slam titles before he bows out. Federer looks a decent shout to at least make the final.
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Murray will make his comeback ‘proper’ at the US Open after his season was decimated by a hip injury. The Scot underwent surgery back in January and the rest of 2018 has been spent making the arduous journey back to full fitness.
The 31-year-old is unlikely to be back on strong until 2019, but he’s already showed some flashes of a return to his tenacious best. Forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, Murray made an emotional return to winning ways with some hard-earned victories at the recent Washington Open.
This year’s US major may be merely another step on his road to rehabilitation, but Murray never gives anything less than 100 percent which could yet carry him some distance in the tournament.
Murray might be coming back from injury, but he could still shock a few. Bet on Andy Murray to win the US Open with Bet UK's tennis betting.
21-year-old Zverev may be one in a long line threatening to knock on the door of the established figures in the game, but there’s something about this young German which suggests he might just be the one to finally ruffle the old guard.
Zverev comes with swagger and style, but with his game still to reach a peak, he’s already showing he possesses sufficient talent to grab a Grand Slam. Mixing power and panache, the 6ft 6in dynamo is demonstrating a new-found aggression at the net to add to his already impressive baseline and service game.
If Zverev can add a level of consistency to his game, he could yet upset the odds and grab a final spot at Flushing Meadows. And if he does, literally anything is possible.
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