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Roger Federer & Serena Williams Lead Field Going Into 2009 U.S. Open

Sports Betting News - August 26th, 2009 - Written by Jimmy

us open tennisWith things just days away from beginning in Flushing, New York, the energy around the 2009 U.S. Open is growing. The Open is annually the biggest tennis tournament held within the United States of America, and always attracts the best talent in the world. This year will be no exception. Players like Roddick, Federer, Nadal, and Murray will all be in the men's draw. For fans of the women's game, they will be treated to play from Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Elena Dementieva, and Dinara Safina. All in all, this shapes up to be a great tournament for tennis fans around the world to enjoy.

Starting on August 31st, 2009 and running until the championships on September 13th, 2009, the U.S. Open continually attracts more visitors each year. In 2008, over 720,000 fans packed the stands, over the duration of the tournament, to see Roger Federer win the men's side, while Serena Williams dominated the women, and this year promises to be better than ever.

Until the Men's and Women's draws are announced on Thursday, there is no way of knowing what the road to the title will look like for many of the top ranked players in the world. Currently, the U.S. Open is in the qualifying stages, and once complete, the field for the 42nd U.S. Open will be set. On Thursday, the USTA will announce the draws for both the Men's and Women's sides. Coverage of the announcement will begin on Thursday at 12:00pm on ESPN News.

Though the draws and the seeding has not been set, there are still several ways for fans of tennis to wager on the 2009 U.S. Open. For weeks, several online sports betting sites, including Bodog Sportsbook, have had future odds listed for the 2009 edition of the United States Open. Bodog has separate wagers for both men and women. As most could probably guess, it will be Federer and Serena Williams at the top of the odds makers lists. Both are clear favorites against the rest of the field, and the odds definitely prove it.

Men's Winner of 2009 U.S. Open As Listed At Bodog Sportsbook:

Roger Federer   11/10
Andy Murray   10/3
Rafael Nadal   11/2
Novak Djokovic   10/1
Andy Roddick   10/1
Juan Martin Del Potro   12/1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   40/1
Fernando Verdasco   80/1
Nikolay Davydenko   80/1
Robin Soderling   80/1
Fernando Gonzalez   150/1
The Field   14/1

Women's Winner of 2009 U.S. Open As Listed At Bodog Sportsbook:

Serena Williams   7/4
Venus Williams   9/2
Maria Sharapova   8/1
Elena Dementieva   10/1
Dinara Safina   12/1
Victoria Azarenka   12/1
Kim Clijsters   12/1
Jelena Jankovic   16/1
Svletvana Kuznetsova   25/1
Caroline Wozniaki   40/1
Ana Ivanovic   40/1
The Field   7/1

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As soon as the draws are announced, online sportsbooks will be rushing to get lines out for individual matches. There will also be individual player proposition bets to be had, on both the Men's and Women's sides. The lines listed above may change as well, especially if it is determined that a competitor has an easy road to the finals.

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