Sports Betting News - August 21st, 2009 - Written by Ryan Smith
The U.S. Open tennis tournament, the last major tennis tournament of the year is only weeks away, and Roger Federer is the heavy favorite to win the Men's division. Credible online sportsbook, Bodog, has released odds on the top 11 candidates to win the event, and Roger Federer has 5:4 odds. The U.S. Open starts on August 31, and the finals will be held on Sunday September 13, 2009. Qualifying for the U.S. open will start on Tuesday August 25, and for certain players, like Andy Roddick, qualifying will be an important aspect of winning the tournament.
Like Every year, the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be held at the New York City tennis complex, and ESPN and the Tennis channel will broadcast match's from Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand court 13, and 11. Though Roger Federer is the heavy favorite, other talented tennis players also have good odds to win, and good enough odds to earn a big pay out. Rafael Nadal just returned from knee surgery and ten weeks of rest, but already he has the second best odds to win the tournament at 4:1 odds. Nadal played well in his first tournament back from injury, however the U.S. Open is a different bread of tournament.
Bodog has only released odds for the overall champion, and individual match up odds will not be released until after qualifying is over. The 2009 U.S. Open qualifying tournament draws will be available on Monday, August 24, and the 2009 U.S. Open men's and women's singles draws will be released on Thursday, August 27 at Times Center in New York. ESPN will also release a live draws show on Thursday, August 27 at 12 p.m. eastern time, and Men's and women's seeds will be based on the rankings of each player on August 21.
Andy Roddick is the lone American hopeful to win the 2009 U.S. Open, and his first round loss in the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, in Cincinnati, did not fare will for the young tennis star. Andy Roddick is a 12:1 favorite to win the tournament, but he will have the home crowd on his side. A-Rod became a world wide fan favorite, after his Wimbledon loss to Roger Federer just a few months ago. The British tennis super star Andy Murray, is also given good odds to win the tournament, Bodog has Murray as a 10:3 favorite to take home the title. This years U.S. Open is filled with drama, Andy Roddick is searching for his first Major title this year, Roger Federer and his wife just gave birth to twins, and Rafael Nadal is still recovering from knee surgery. The first day of coverage begins on August 31, so start preparing for the 2009 U.S. Open now.
Other Notable favorites to win the 2009 U.S. Open tennis tournament:
Novak Djokovic 12:1
Juan Martin Del Porto 12:1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 50:1
Fernado Verdasco 60:1
Nikolay Davydenko 60:1
Robin Soderling 60:1
Fernando Gonzalez 100:1
Field (any other player) 14:1
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