US Open Betting preview featuring a Greek bearing the gift of tennis talent and a man who serves better than Jeeves the butler…


Here at Betting Maestro we’ve already discussed why the US Open is unlikely to be won by anyone outside the Big 3 of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and we’ve revealed which of the three is the value bet.


But of course, we did also say this was the Grand Slam where the most upsets happen.

And you can back the field (anyone other than Nadal, Federer or Djokovic) at 13/8 with Betfair Sportsbook.



In the second part of our US Open betting preview, we highlight five outsiders to keep an eye on.


US Open Betting Preview: The dark horses who  are in the…running

All quotes prices are on the Betfair Sportsbook.


  • Marin Cilic (16/1). One of the few previous winners and if Marin can find his form, then he can beat anyone. Played an unreal spell of tennis against Rafa in Toronto winning 6-2 in the first set. Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t keep up the same level for the next two sets and in the end was beaten. That huge serve will err…serve him well on those New York hardcourts. It’s 9/4 that Cilic or…Nadal win the US Open. That’s a solid bet.



  • Stan Wawrinka (40/1): Stan the Man. Same as Cilic, a previous winner and always the player who has the goods in his locker to beat anyone on his day, as well. His top level of tennis is up there with Novak and Federer on hard courts and slowly but surely he is reaching that level this year. It would be a surprise if Wawrinka can find it as soon as this year’s US Open after an indifferent season. But when you’re as talented as this guy and as strong of both wings, you’d be foolish to rule him out. He’s 10/1 to win his Quarter of the draw.


  • John Isner (66/1). Playing perhaps his best season ever as he finally won his first ATP1000 level tournament on US hardcourts in Indian Wells and reached his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon. Isner can always serve out the matches with minimum of fuss thanks to those rockets and can beat anyone (he can also lose to anyone). Anyone who is virtually impossible to break on serve when he’s in the mood on the back of a strong season will always have a chance. It’s 25/1 on the Betfair Sportsbook that there’s an American winner, which would of course include Isner.


  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (50/1):  Only young player I will include on this list (yes, it’s not Alexander Zverev, he will need to wait another year). Tsitsipas has been amazing this year and very fun to watch. A two-time finalist in big tournaments, both times losing only to Rafa. Beat four Top10 players in Toronto (including Djokovic) and just needs to hope avoiding Rafa at any stage during the tournament as it’s a bad match-up for the youngster. It’s been a while since we had a young Grand Slam winner but this kid could be the one.


  • Sam Querrey (100/1). Why not? Huge serve, big time player, is on home turf and has been a semi-finalist in Grand Slams before. Couple of surprise results, easy draw and he can be in the mix! Outright odds of 100/1 are just too big. Querrey is 16/1 to win his Quarter which includes Nadal, on the Betfair Sportsbook.


And now here’s the one thing you definitely don’t want to do to round off our US Open betting preview.


Give Murray a miss


Andy Murray is offered at odds of 33/1.

If you think 33/1 sounds good for someone of Murray’s statue then you need to think again. His odds should be somewhere between 50.0 100.0. He is so far from fully fit, just physically speaking. Mentally, even further.

He is 4-3 this year in games.

Having lost to Lucas Pouille, Kyle Edmund and Nick Kyrgios and having had to withdraw from Wimbledon and then Washington quarter-finals due to fitness issues, how on earth is he deemed good enough to be among the favourites to win the US Open?

Especially when just recently he couldn’t even finish Washington and lost in the first round in Cincinnati? That’s just the physical aspect…his game is nowhere near his 100% level that he would need to win this title when others are playing so well. At the moment bookmakers around the world are opening champagne bottles every time someone makes a large bet on Murray to lift the trophy. That being said, if you want to lay him on the Betfair Exchange, go ahead and offer odds of 30.0 odds or so and act like a bookie and have a big smile on your face anytime when someone takes you up on it! Alternatively, oppose him in one of his early rounds as a short-priced favourite.

The Betting Maestro is putting his neck on the line here: Murray is facing a Big early exit in the Big Apple.


Fun statistic for US open

Incredibly Nadal and Federer have never faced each other in US open! How is that possible considering how they have dominated the game for 10 years or so? All tennis fans across the world hope this will change!



Why open an account at Betfair? Here’s why…

That’s our US Open betting preview done so it’s time to explain why Betting Maestro recommends Betfair for it.

You can claim up to 100 GBP/Euros in free bets on the Befair Sportsbook when you open an account with Betfair. And in addition to that, you can also claim a 20 GBP/Euro free bet to use on the Exchange. Place a bet on the Exchange and if it loses, you get your money back.

Other benefits include:

  • Free livestreaming of the US Open.
  • Guaranteed best odds on all tennis matches.
  • Ability to request your own betting markets by using #OddsOnThat on Twitter.
  • A huge amount of payment methods available.
  • The ability to use two completely different products for your tennis betting.
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