2007 US Open Tennis Preview
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Posted on 8/20/2007 7:32:52 PM
Tennis Betting Odds – 2007 US Open Preview
By Nila Amerova
Flushing Meadows, New York – With only a few sleeps left before the ATP and WTA tour descends in unison on Flushing Meadows, New York, to participate in the fourth and last Grand Slam event of the 2007 season, BetUS.com Sportsbook – your one stop shop for all your tennis betting thrills – has posted US Open tennis odds (futures) for all you tennis fans who want to get in on the early action.
The last of the four major tournaments on the ATP and WTA tour, the US Open is the last opportunity in a season for any player gunning to win a Grand Slam title.
Of the two, hands down, the result on the men’s side is the more anticipated. Not to take anything away from the women’s tour, but outside the Top 20 ranked players, little is offered in the way of a challenge. In recent years, upsets on the WTA tour have become few and far in between, making betting on the WTA a rather predictable chore.
In comparison, handicapping the men’s side has offered more entertainment and excitement, as in recent years the ATP has seen the rise of some of the best tennis talents in decades. Betting on the men’s 2007 US Open promises to serve up some of the best action of the summer.
Three-time defending Champion No.1 Roger Federer – heading up the field of players favored to win the 2007 US Open title – will be attempting to become the first man in history to win the US Open four consecutive times in the Open Era; and the first since Bill Tilden won six consecutive US Open Championship titles from 1920 to1925.
This is not the first time Federer plays for a place in history and while his results were mixed this season, there is no one more ready to rise to the occasion than the Maestro of tennis himself – Roger Federer.
Behind Federer stands the ever-present and ready Rafael Nadal. Ranked second in the world for almost just as long as Federer has been the number one ranked player, Rafael Nadal has high hopes for his US Open campaign.
Consider the fact that No.1 Roger Federer and No.2 Rafael Nadal account for the last ten titles since the 2005 Roland Garros.
2007 Wimbledon Roger Federer d. Rafael Nadal
2007 Roland Garros Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer
2007 Australian Open Roger Federer d. Fernando Gonzalez
2006 US Open Roger Federer d. Andy Roddick
2006 Wimbledon Roger Federer d. Rafael Nadal
2006 Roland Garros Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer
2006 Australian Open Roger Federer d. Marcos Baghdatis
2005 US Open Roger Federer d. Andre Agassi
2005 Wimbledon Roger Federer d. Andy Roddick
2005 Roland Garros Rafael Nadal d. Mariano Puerta
How does anyone factor into this equation? With the pair hogging all the major titles over the last two years, you can well imagine what a colossal task lies before the playing field as we count down to the US Open.
Past US Open winners include a glittering array of tennis greats: Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Ilie Nastase, Rod Laver, Arthur Ashe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis, Stefan Edberg… and many other stars too numerous to mention.
BetUS.com Sportsbook Men’s US Open Future Odds
Roger Federer -250
Rafael Nadal +500
Novak Djokovic +500
Andy Roddick +1200
James Blake +2500
Lleyton Hewitt +3000
Nila Amerova is a freelance sports writer and regular contributor to the Top Sportsbooks.com Locker Room.
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