Tennis betting fans have already seen three Grand Slam events come and go this summer. Up next on the agenda is the highly anticipated U.S. Open. Will the theme of parity that’s abounded on the ATP trail so far continue when the sport’s brightest square off in Flushing?
Reigning champion Andy Murray will not only set out to become the first back-to-back U.S. Open winner since Roger Federer in 2008 but will also have a chance to defend his most recent success — the 2013 Wimbledon crown.
According to oddsmakers, Murray is on the right track. With 7-4 U.S. Open odds, Murray is the sportsbook favorite when it comes to the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the ATP season. He’s not alone atop the futures list, however. In that ranking, he’s tied with World No. 1 (and reigning Australian Open champion) Novak Djokovic. It was Djokovic that Murray battled past in the Wimbledon finale last month.
Simply put, after playing relatively fourth fiddle to the Djokovics, Federers and Rafael Nadal...