Twice a semifinalist, Nadal has never made the finals of the American hard court Slam.
Rafael Nadal has won the 2010 Wimbledon title as he defeated Tomas Berdych in the final in straight sets. While there are key Masters Series tournaments and lesser events on tour in the upcoming weeks most tennis fans will now be looking forward to the US Open, a tournament that is scheduled for August 30th to September 12th.
Roger Federer is currently the favorite but Nadal's price has been slashed following his Wimbledon title. Here are the updated odds:
1. Roger Federer +300 (3/1) SkyBet
2. Rafael Nadal +350 (7/2) SkyBet
3. Andy Murray +450 (9/2) SkyBet
4. Novak Djokovic +800 (8/1) Boylesports
5. Juan Martin Del Potro +1000 (10/1) bet365
6. Robin Soderling +1200 (12/1) Coral
7. Tomas Berdych +1200 (12/1) Coral
8. Andy Roddick +1600 (16/1) Boylesports
Del Potro only has odds available with bet365 and he is expected to miss the US Open. They may have a policy of refunding bets on players that do not play a single point in a tournament as that was their policy last time we inquired, earlier this year (we're double checking at the moment). A player that retires mid-tournament produces lost bets but a player who does not play at all is likely a refund.
Roger Federer promises to drift and drift in the market.
One of our staff writers updated the odds in this market on June 30th and advised on betting the favorites besides Federer at that time as he predicted that prices on non-Federer players would soon be shortening. That prediction has come true as Nadal has shortened from +500 to +350 among other adjustments.
Those that know that they are going to backing Nadal should be betting NOW. You've got a bankroll from the Wimbledon title so you'd be smart to put some of that on Rafa for the US Open title without delay.
Federer should be way out passed +1000 (10/1) and perhaps as long as +1500 (15/1) although those odds are unlikely to be offered due to his success from 2004 to 2008 and due to the fact that he has an enormous fan base that continually back him despite the fact that he only holds two current titles. Federer has been a MASSIVE bankroll drainer for an entire calendar year now and his Cincinnati title will soon be at risk with plenty of capable challengers.
Djokovic is the player that could be put at slightly shorter odds as +800 (8/1) is too long on the world number 2 and any price longer than +675 (27/4) is good to go on the Serbian. Murray's price may shorten before Flushing Meadows as well.
Marin Cilic is way out at +3300 (33/1) with Ladbrokes and that is a price that may shorten before Flushing Meadows starts as the young and talented player may regain his form, which is currently missing, and he did make the US Open quarters last year.
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