The US Open will welcome Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams who are pursuing consecutive Grand Slams
Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are out on their own at the minute, quite simply as the best in their game and it will take a mammoth effort from their challengers to stop them winning the final Grand Slam of the year.
Djokovic and Williams are both a best-priced 5/4 with bet365 to win after dominating at Wimbledon, sweeping aside all in their path.
Williams has a chance to make history by winning every Grand Slam in one year, becoming the first to do so since Steffi Graf in 1988 and the fourth woman in history to do so.
The way in which she swatted aside Maria Sharapova in the semi-final was barely a fair fight for the Russian who, quite simply had no answer to the American’s supremacy.
Djokovic, meanwhile, is the clear leader of the men’s charge, with the rest of the field set to fight it out for second place. The remainder of the ‘big four’, a term actually coined for the best accountancy firms, aptly have the numbers which prove their status as the chasing pack.
Andy Murray comes in at 9/2 with BoyleSports, Roger Federer is 7/1 with the same bookmaker, while Rafael Nadal must hold off injury problems, if he is going to win from long odds of 12/1 with Ladbrokes.
Stan Wawrinka could be one who comes the closest, though it is still likely to be a case of ‘man against boy’. The Swiss star, is tipped to take over from Federer, who, throughout his career has etched his name in the honour roll of tennis history.
For Williams, Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka come closest with the bookmakers as being her closest potential challengers, though are still priced at 8/1 and 11/2 respectively with SkyBet to win, while Caroline Wozniacki, who Williams comprehensively beat in the US Open final last year, is 25/1 with Coral.
Bookies.com recommended tip: Williams to win @ 5/4 with bet365