With three Grand Slam events already in the rearview mirror and three completely different winners, betting on tennis in 2013 is proving to be anything but predictable. Now with one month left until the US Open unfolds, experts and oddsmakers are looking to make sense of the wild campaign.
Through July we’ve seen World No. 1 Novak Djokovic showcase the abilities that made him a household name over the course of the past half decade. His dominance in 2011 coupled with his most recent Grand Slam accomplishment – a 2013 Australian Open earlier this year – contribute to his pack-leading 7/4 odds of winning the US Open.
Djokovic sits tied atop the tennis futures along with reigning US Open champion Andy Murray. While Murray’s ascent to the top of the tournament last September will no doubt help his case in 2013, he’ll also benefit from the momentum associated with winning at Wimbledon earlier this summer.
French Open champ Rafael Nadal trails the two on the US Open futures with 7/1 odds while Roger Federer, the only member of the Big Four not to have won a Grand Slam tournament in 2013 sits lower down with 10/1 odds.
Will this year be the second consecutive in which each member of the Big Four wins themselves a Grand Slam? Pressure’s on, Roger.